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series/parallel/phase switch

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by RyreInc, May 11, 2006.

  1. RyreInc


    May 11, 2006
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Hi everyone, this is my first post here!

    I am getting a new bass soon (Carvin 5-string bolt-on kit), and have been planning on installing a series/parallel switch. Now, I have the idea of getting an on/on/on switch and adding an out-of-phase option in parallel mode. I know phasing cuts out a lot of bass frequencies, but if I can still use the pan control, then I can tame that effect. First of all, would this even work? Would out-of-phase in series be a better idea (I don't think I could use the pan control in series...)? And, has anyone tried this??
  2. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    I did my jazz bass during the late 70s with a series and out of phase switch. The out of phase sound was useless-too thin. Don't know if the pot to fade it in would work. I never tried it.
  3. RyreInc


    May 11, 2006
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I should add that I really want only one switch, so a switch for series parallel and another for phasing is uncool. If an on/on/on mini switch doesn't work, would a MM-style switch get the job done? And, where can one buy these switches?

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