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Seymour Duncan vs Fender Wiring P-bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by dnp41, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. dnp41


    May 10, 2016
    Is there any real difference between the "Fender wiring", or the "SD wiring" for a P bass?

    See underneath the wiring schemes:



    On the SD style the cap is only attached to the tone pot. On the Fender style it is between the volume and the tone.
  2. fermata


    Nov 10, 2015
    Mountain West
    Electrically, they're the same. Mechanically, the Duncan diagram is better: if a pot comes loose, the capacitor doesn't run the risk of being destroyed.
  3. verstft


    May 16, 2016
    Maybe this is the MiJ wiring, but Mia and mim don't wire the cap that way...At least the schematics I have seen and the two fenders I own.
  4. Axtman

    Axtman Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Seattle, Washington
    FYI, I have an MIJ Fender P-bass that is wired like the Fender diagram above.

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