Wiring my bass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Kraig99, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. I am putting together a Frankenbass that will have P and MM pickup configuration. I want to have it wired with a volume control for the P, and a 3 way switch and volume control for the MM. No tone controls at all. Is all the hardware I need: 2 volume pots, a 3 way switch, output jack, and 2 knobs? Will I need capacitators even though I have no tone controls? Thanks in advance for any replies.
  2. Yup.

  3. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    3-way switch: Are you talkin' about a pickup selector (P, P+MM, MM) or
    some kinda' coil splitter/combiner for the MM pup?
  4. I'm talking about a coil splitter/combiner for the MM pickup.
  5. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    okie doke :).

    I'll see if I can mock-up a possible wiring diagram :).

    You're right tho -- "2 volume pots, a 3 way switch, output jack" is
    what you'll need. If you just wanna' switch the MM from say, series
    to parallel, you could maybe have it's volume pot with a DPDT attached
    to the back (if there's enough depth to the control cavity). It'd be
    one less hole in the topside. Same number of holes also if you used
    a stacked pot (volume-volume) and separate coil switch.
  6. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Here you go.

    EE types, feel free to tear it up :p...


    The MM wire color code is based on the S/D standard -

       Black: Coil 1 +
       White: Coil 1 -

          Red: Coil 2 +
       Green: Coil 2 -

    A DPDT on-on-on will give you series-split-parallel
  7. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Hey what program did you use for that wiring diagram?
  8. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Nuttin' special - plain ol' MS Paint :) ...lines, circles, squares, etc.
  9. Mr Duane is a whizz with compooders. or maybe i am stoopid (shut up all of you!). But yeah i'll message him with "i cant find such and such" ahem TL604... lol and he replies back "well i have this and that blah blah" :mad: lol! Much appreciated!


  10. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I are? :confused: Then hows come, back in `92, I was writin'
    software at SEI level 4.2 (out of 5) and part of a group that
    won the Malcolm Baldridge award, and now I make 30% below
    my market value? :mad:

    Oh yeah! "It's the economy stoopid" Thank you ever so B.C. :rolleyes:.
    ahhhh...but YOU was the one that dug-up that DG series replacement.
    Hell, I been outta' the hardware side too long.

    Your questions usually gimme a headache Unky Merls. Dang'd early senility :p
  11. Its my goal to push the last few brain cells in your head just that bit extra... give them some muscles for when u become old and fragile and have to have nurses sponge bath you....

    I cant wait until i am old...