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V/V + Master Volume

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by gillento, Feb 14, 2006.


  1. gillento

    gillento

    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    Hi,

    I have been rewiring my J 5 string in a passive configuration:
    Volume (250kohm log)
    Volume (250 kohm log)
    Master Volume (Fender 250 kohm NoLoad)

    My intention was to wire it in the classical Jazz config: Volume, Volume, Tone.
    But I must have done something wrong.

    2 questions:
    - what did I do wrong?
    - Is this "special" wiring gonna hurt my tone?
     
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Why not just do a vol/blend/tone?

    What arrangement were you going for? Two volumes and a master? or a master and two tones?
     
  3. gillento

    gillento

    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    I was going for 2 volumes and 1 tone pot. I did not use a blend pot, as I hand none at hand :)
     
  4. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    you never did say what it was that makes you think you did something wrong.

    Never used a no-load but unless there's something wierd about it, you can use any v/v/t diagram as a basis.
     
  5. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    Memphis
    So are you using the third pot as a Master Volume or as a Tone? Your post is very unclear on that. If you are using a NoLoad pot as a volume it won't work.
     
  6. gillento

    gillento

    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    I tried to wire it as a tone pot (with a 0.22f cap).

    But it turned out to work as a master volume.
     
  7. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    I would recheck your wiring or try a different diagram. Seymourduncan.com has a diagram for Jazz passive pups with a .022mfd cap. May be the one you're using.

    http://seymourduncan.com/support/schematics/jazz_bass.html

    Seems the last guy that had this complaint had his leads swapped on the jack. If you're using a stereo jack (3 terminals) you only need two of them. Also, if your using a flushmount (torpedo) stereo jack, the only way I know to know the hot terminal is with a meter.
     
  8. gillento

    gillento

    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    Hi,
    This last diagramm seems to help. Thanks