Volume for individual pickups...blending?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Ripper75, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. I'm very new to how pickup wiring works. I recently had a couple humbuckers installed with very simple wiring/pots. I just have tone and volume for both pickups with with a 3 way switch so I can have individual pickups or both at same time. I am wondering if there's a way to control volume for each individual pickup so I could dial one in more and/or take out some of the other... Is this a big mod, what would be involved? I'm hoping its just a matter of having another pot/knob added but I'm also considering having it re-wired and trying some split-coil scenario since I'm not totally sold on the tone I'm getting. Basically I love the bridge pup tone but want to add a little bit of the neck pup.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  2. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    You'll need to add another knob, either separate volume controls for each pickup (Fender jazz basses are wired this way), or you could replace the 3-way switch with a blend pot.
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