Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Single Humbucker Wiring

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Toasted, Jun 3, 2003.


  1. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    i did a search on the bass-ives, and i couldent find anything quite like this, so, here we go, im trying to wire a single musicman humbucking pickup to a tone and a volume pot for a bass im making.

    heres the diagram ive borrowed and made my own

    will this work? i know that the pots have to be grounded... does this diagram have them grounded?

    im feeling more and more stupid here. and a little help would be nice.
     
  2. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    somebody? anybody....?

    is this even in the right forum!
     
  3. Well, I guess the pots should be wired the same as on any P-Bass.

    There are plenty of those schematics around... let me see...

    http://www.seymourduncan.com/website/support/schematics/standard_pbass.html

    I've never had a MM-type humbucker so I'm not sure... aren't there more than two cables coming from it?
    Also a different capacitator-rating than on the P-Bass might be better.
    (I don't know much about wiring-theory... sorry)

    Maybe you can find the schematic for those OLP MusicMan basses. They have passive wiring.

    Hope this helps a bit. And good luck with your bass.
     
  4. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    yes, and yes. :)
     
  5. this is as per P bass...the cap at 047 is pretty standard and relates to frequency.
    i am practicing with my paint program just now:)

    ps a MM should be 4 core and wired parallel with series and a single coil option available.
    who makes your MM...kent armstrong?:cool: