Wiring my Elrick for Series/Parallel...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Lokire, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. I checked out the thread on wiring Jazz basses to series parallel and it helped a little but here's my specific situation:

    I have an Elrick Classic Singlecut which has two Bartolini humcancelling J pickups and the Bartolini 3-band pre with a switch for active/passive and a switch for a 3-way midrange frequency selection. Volume - Blend setup.

    What I want to do is change it so that the active/passive is a push/pull pot on the volume, and then turn the switch into a Series/Parallel switch. I'd like to do this myself to save money, I just need some detailed instructions on what exactly to connect where. I've got the soldering skills to do it just not the electronics knowledge :p

    I opened up the back and the current active/passive switch has 6 connection spots on it, which I think would work for the series/parallel right? If it helps, I can take pictures of the wiring as it is now...

    Thanks :)
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    it's tight to wire it that way in an elrick cavity. Rob usually cuts the pickup wires with not too much slack, so you'd probably be better keeping the current active/passive switch and making series / parallel on the volume switch.

    Apart from that, any of the series/parallel diagrams in the faq will work for you. Take a look at them, and let me know if you don't understand any of it.