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Serial versus Paralell wiring

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Cohacq, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Cohacq


    May 14, 2010
    What are the disadvantages and advantages of each? I'm considering to resolder my eb3 and I need to know if there's any reason to have it either way.
  2. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer (local only)
    If the pickups are Barts, series gives you a higher output and more mids while parallel gives you a lower output, scooped mid and more highs.
  3. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    Series connection will sound "bigger", "louder" and "fuller".

    Might make an EB-3 sound very muddy.

    It only takes a few minutes to try it each way and see which you prefer. I like series with single coil pups; not so much with large humbuckers. (Assuming we're talking about the connection between pickups, not the coils within a pickup.)
  4. Why do they have to be Barts?

    The same is true of all pickups, because that's how the physics of it works.

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