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Series/Parallel Mod for Active Basses

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Dan1099, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    I own a Marcus Miller four string Jazz Bass, and i was wondering how to install a series/parallel mod. Would the fact that it is active affect this at all? Also, i've heard that the passive on it is not "true" passive, and this causes a thinner sound. How do i rectify this? Any advice, especially step by step instructions, would be extremely appreciated. Thanks.
  2. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004
    The MM pups are passive so it's standard series/parallel. To run it series/parallel through preamp may require some different wiring and I never done it but it can be done.

    True passive is also just a matter of wiring. If you go to harmonycentral.com, reviews, basses, fender, MM - there's guy that went to considerable length explaining the by-pass change in the MM specifically. At least I assume it was a true by-pass cause he was pretty excited about the results. If you do it and pull the battery and still get sound, you've probably got a true by-pass.