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wiring help

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by CRAIGisNOTcool, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Hello, this is my first post to this forum.

    I have a Squire MB5 bass that is a few years old. I know it's only a squire but I love the body and neck on it. The action is simply perfect. The problem is the pickups suck. So I recently bought a pair of Fender Samarian Cobalt Noiseless 5 string Pickups.

    The wiring diagram that comes with the pickups doesn't seem to be right. It's has 2 double layer pots, and all jazz basses I'm familiar with have a 3 pot setup.

    I wanted to wire these pups up like a standard jazz. Volume ,Volume , and Tone. The problem with that is then I don't know the proper capacitors to use. Also I was planning on using 500k pots in order to have the ability to turn the highs up a little bit more when playing harmonics.

    If any one could help me find the wiring diagram for the SCN Jazz set (I did a google search, no dice) or if anyone knows if the standard jazz wiring on this bass would work please let me know.

    I appreciate any and all advice, Thank you. - Craig
  2. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    Here's a link to a standard vol-vol-tone jazz wiring diagram.


    Typically, a jazz bass would utilize a .022uf capacitor but if you're going with 500k pots you might want to go with a slightly higher value to roll off a little more high end when you use the tone knob (.033uf or .047uf are common).

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