Three DPDT switches on my jazz?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Gyoon, May 3, 2005.

  1. Gyoon


    Nov 12, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    Does this make any sense to anyone:

    Jazz bass with two stacked humbucking pickups. Switch one is volume for neck/series-parallel switch for neck pu.

    Swtich two is volume for bridge/series-parallel switch for bridge pu.

    Switch three is tone knob/series-parallel switch for the two pickups into the output jack.

    Is this third switch necessary? Would I be able to get a different set of sounds with it or is it redundant?

  2. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    I rarely jack with onboard controls anymore but if you've already got a seperate series/parallel option to each pup you can mix however you want, what's to be gained combining the pups to do the same?

    Most basses at best only have a couple good tones players stick with 90% of the time. You don't have all day to find a tone playing with a band.