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what wiring options do I have for PJ

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mattpnolan, Apr 29, 2006.


  1. mattpnolan

    mattpnolan Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    I want to put a P and J pup in a Jazz style bass, and I want to fill up all four spaces on the control plate so that I can put the jack on the side. I don't really want to put in active electronics, so I was wondering if there is something else I could do besides neck vol, bridge vol, and master tone. Thanks for all your help.
     
  2. Series/Parallel switch, Phase switch?

    individual series/parallel switchs can also be done if using pickups with 4 wires :)
     
  3. How about a 3-way pickup switch in the 4th hole?
     
  4. mattpnolan

    mattpnolan Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    The series/parallel sounds cool, but it is going to take me a while to interpret all the stuff I've found on it. Plus, I haven't found anything that has 4 separate pots. Usually, they have 3, with the third being a push/pull. Thanks again.
     
  5. Just use an ON/ON DTDP switch instead of a push pull pot (as all a push pull pot is is one of those switchs in a pot!)

    What you could use is two sets of stacked pots Vol/Tone Vol/Tone or Vol/Vol , Tone/Tone, and then have two switchs, series/parallel, Phase or just a simple kill switch?
     
  6. ElBajista

    ElBajista

    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    You could do Volume/Volume/Tone/Tone, or I'd do Master/Blend/Master Tone/switch for ser/par.
     
  7. ElBajista

    ElBajista

    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    Actually, I plan on modding my SX again and turning it into a P/J bass, and I'll probably do:

    Master
    Blend
    Push/Pull pot, with down being a normal tone control, and up being a diode circuit, a "black ice" kind of onboard distortion.
    Ser/Par switch
     
  8. mattpnolan

    mattpnolan Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey

    What does a phase switch do? I can find things on how to do it, but I don't understand what it does to the sound.
     
  9. mattpnolan

    mattpnolan Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    That sounds very nice the more I think about it. It seems like having a blend instead of two vol knobs would be so much easier. Do you know where I can find a diagram to do this? Thanks so much guys. You have been way helpful! :D
     
  10. ElBajista

    ElBajista

    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    In my SX, I used this diagram, but instead of a push/pull pot, I simply took the 6-prong switch from the bottom of the push/pull tone pot and moved it to the side, between the tone pot and jack.

    JazzWiring2.
     
  11. mattpnolan

    mattpnolan Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    Thanks so much!!!
     

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