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Series/Blend/ACB switching info

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Thrillkiller, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. Thrillkiller


    Apr 25, 2001
    With all the interest lately about alternate PUP wiring, I have scanned the pages from BP magazine that have been very helpful to me and made them available to everyone here. NOTE: these documents are copyrighted to BP magazine and cannot be used for illicit purposes.

    For series wiring tips and diagrams: http://members.aol.com/rct071365/series.jpg

    For All Control Bypass tips and diagram: http://members.aol.com/rct071365/acb.jpg

    For Blend Pot installation tips and diagram: http://members.aol.com/ncsnakeman/blend.jpg

    This scans are large so be patient when downloading them. Enjoy!
  2. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Hey Thrillkiller! Thanks for posting this info, especially the series pickup article. I was trying to dig it up the other day but couldn't find it.

    So consider me corrected! :) At one point the thought of "well in parallel the pickups load each other" popped into my mind but my big nasty ego quickly banished it. :D I'd take Rick Turner's word over my own any day! I do have to say though that when I wired my old PJ bass in series, the midrange went through the roof! It was a very punchy twangy sound. I think the end results depend heavily on the original characteristics of the pickups. Lane Poor told me once that, for his pickups, changing between series and parallel wouldn't change the sound much anyway (just increase the output in series mode).

    Anyway thanks again, sorry to misinform a little.
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Thank you! It took me awhile to figure out the best way of printing them, but I did it. The info is greatly appreciated!

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