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Series Parallel mod, on barts.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by opivy3056, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. opivy3056

    opivy3056 stardust in a light beam Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    hey whats up

    I was talking to this guy who did the work on my bass and was telling him i wanted to get one of those series/parallel switches like the american fender basses.

    He said he couldnt do that because he was pretty sure that the barts were wired in some way where you couldnt tap them.

    Can someone explain? Theyre bart 9k1's
  2. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    The series/parallel mod refers to how the two pickups are combined, not to modding the individual pickup. So yes, you can do it with the Barts.
  3. gyancey


    Mar 25, 2002
    Austin, TX
    You'll want to lift the shield on the pickup whose ground is the input from the previous pickup, otherwise you have an antenna in the middle of your series coil. On barts the braided shield is soldered to the copper baseplate, which will need to be reconnected to the actual system ground.
  4. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    Yeah, forgot about that. Thanks for letting him know, gyancey.