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Rumblefish Wiring

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by radiogoon, Nov 17, 2003.


  1. radiogoon

    radiogoon

    Sep 14, 2003
    Greetings lovers of the bottom end.

    I need a source for the wiring diagram of a late model Rumblefish.

    This would be Master Vol, Master Tone, 3way switch (Neck/Series/Parallel).


    No luck at the Reverend site thus far.

    Thanks!
    :bassist:
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I don't know the Rumblefish guitars, but if you tell me the config I can certainly help you out.

    It would also help if you could say what you're looking to do.
     
  3. radiogoon

    radiogoon

    Sep 14, 2003
    The configuration is right there in the post!

    Master Volume-Master Tone-3 Way Switch (Neck P/U-Series-Paralell)

    I want to know what kind of switch, and how it is wired.

    Pos. 1-Neck pickup only
    Pos. 2-Both in Series
    Pos. 3-Both in Parallel

    Hope that clears it up. Sorry I was confusing.
     
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Yes and no. Single pickup / dual pickup?

    P? J? J+J? P+J?
     
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    okay, so you're only interested in the three way switch wiring. Let me think about it for a bit, give me a day or two
     
  6. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    ok, so good place to start is the Roscoe Beck V wiring diagram which has this switch for each JJ pickup set. Each JJ pickup has four wires to get the parallel/series/single configurations.

    The switch is a DP3T - double pole, triple throw, on/on/on.

    In the diagram, look at the detail B section.

    I'll equate the wire colors from here to what you're looking to do.

    White wire from bridge pickup = your neck pickup hot wire (probably white)
    Black wire from bridge pickup = your neck pickup ground wire (probably black)
    Green wire from bridge pickup = Your bridge pickup hot wire (probably white)
    Your bridge pickup ground wire (probably black) should go to ground.
    Where it says 'black wire from another mini switch' and 'black wire from side of tone pot' is basically an out to ground.
    Where it says 'white wire from lever switch' is the out to your master volume/tone.

    hope this helps!

    PDF at bgavin's excellent music reference site:
    http://www.ofgb.org/reference/Music/Fender/Basses/Roscoe%20Beck%20V%20019-6500%20Wiring%20Diagram.pdf

    Also, this site has a good explanation of dp3t switch operation: http://moondog.250x.com/dp3t.html