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Wiring a Geddy Series/Parallel

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by karter2000, Feb 23, 2006.


  1. karter2000

    karter2000 Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Hi all,

    I did the series/parallel mod tonight to my Geddy Jazz with a push/pull switch. The problem is, the bass works fine in parallel, but when I switch to series, it sounds like only the bridge pickup is on (it sounds exactly like the bridge soloed in parallel). After looking at the wiring again, I think I may be using the wrong ground. The Geddy has three wires coming from both pickups. There is a thick white, thick black (both cloth covered) and a thin black wire. I used the thin black wire for wiring the push/pull switch. Did I use the wrong ground? I know that the Geddy uses the vintage style pickups.

    Thanks,

    Lyle
     
  2. momo

    momo

    Oct 22, 2005
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I had similar problems. That thin wire is a ground for the copper grounding plate under the PU. You need to use the black wire that is the same size as the white one. Good luck.
     
  3. karter2000

    karter2000 Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Thanks a lot!

    Lyle