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Series wiring on a PJ?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by birminghambass, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. Has anyone ever tried this?
  2. Anyone???
  3. Le Basseur

    Le Basseur

    Mar 26, 2002
  4. Thanks, but I know how to do it. I was wondering if anyone has done this to a PJ and how it sounds.
  5. Hello Birmingham,

    I did this to my Yamaha RBX-170 PJ...it's a great addition to the bass' sound for sure...it sounds like a big humbucker in series...big lows and low-mids with a little loss in the highs without sounding muddy...it was worth the 45 minutes of soldering and the 10 dollar push-pull pot.

    How's things in Birmingham? Nice spot. I spent a week before doing some work at the US Steel Fairfield works and pigged out at Joe's crab shack and Ralph and Kakoo's (I LOVE SEAFOOD :D)

  6. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    I did a push/pull pot thing to my p/j for series/parallel. Master vol. is for both when in series or just the P and also another vol. for the bridge j when in parallel.
    It was a great add on.
    And to boot, because of my shielding job, I can run the bridge j by itself with almost no hum.
  7. BassJunkie730


    Feb 3, 2005
    I totally dig it on my custom PJ build. I wired a simple vol/ vol/ tone setup with a dpdt switch on the tone. it's great for adding more punch.

    But the beauty comes when you play it through an alreayd pushed tube amp (think bassman or something). It's the oldest trick in the book but you can push your amp into overdrive by raising the inductance of the pickups collectively (wiring in series)
  8. Well I did it (push/pull pot) to my SB-2 and I am very happy with the results. The 2 pickups is series mode sounds much better than it did before. Much less scooped with just enough highs and grunt in the low mids.
  9. instigata


    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    i'm doing the same to my ibanez sr400. i'm going to gut the active eq (its complete garbage anyway) and then have Volume/Blend/Tone/and a Switch for Series/Parallel of the Two Pickups. I'll have a left over hole.. any other suggestions? maybe a second tone?
  10. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Instead of a tone knob, why not bass/treble? Or, you could get really ambitious, throw in a new preamp, and go with bass/treble and vari-mid stacked pots...
  11. instigata


    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    i kinda wanted to shy away from active eqs. i prefer doing all eqing on separate pedals/the amp itself.