wiring a pj mustang series parallel

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Jaygov, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Jaygov

    Jaygov Guest

    Apr 5, 2018
    hi guys, so I want to wire a pj mustang, i been looking all over the web but cant find anything, clear. I want to have the Precision pup series parallel going to a push pull, then I want to keep using the 3 way toggle. I cant find a diagram or anything clear. any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Bourbongangster


    Nov 5, 2015
    I had to think about this one for a sec but I think this should work. Take a look at the picture below for a series/parallel switch wiring. The two hot leads on each of your pickups currently go to two different lugs on the switch. Those are the red lines that come out of each pickup in the picture. Now two red lines that are connected to the center lug on each volume pot in the picture will go where your pickup hot leads were before the modification. That's it. I think that should work.

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  3. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    It reads like you only want to switch the split-coil (Precision) pickup from series/parallel.
    In this case it would be easy to wire it up that way & include a pickup selector switch.

    How many holes do you have for controls?
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  4. bigtone23


    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    Use this diagram to have the blueprint for your series/parallel wiring. Not sure what the color codes are on the stock pickups, but I guess that's it pretty standard Fender, with white-hot, black-ground and some sort of wire that series connects the two coils. You are just unhooking the P pickup's wire from the 3 way switch, manipulating the wiring as shown below and then sending the new 'hot' to the 3-way switch.
    Get a push/pull pot to do the work and send that black wire that is coming off the bottom right side tab on the push/pull switch to the appropriate tab on the 3-way switch.
  5. Jaygov

    Jaygov Guest

    Apr 5, 2018
    Hey!! Thanks to everyone, I will try this and let you know let’s see.
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  6. Jaygov

    Jaygov Guest

    Apr 5, 2018
    One volume one tone and the toggle switch it’s a p/j mustang bass and yes all I want to do is have the precision pup going to the pull push to do series parallel and everything going to the 3 way the p and the j pups