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Wiring pickups for series / parallel switching - what do I need?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bluebard, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Bluebard


    Oct 21, 2014
    Hey bass dudes,

    I want to wire the single coil Super Ferrite pups in my Peavey Foundation so that I can switch between series and parallel with a push-pull pot, so that I have the option of a fatter humbucking tone. My friend said he'd do the electronics work for me (and teach me how to do it myself in the process). I just have to supply the materials. He's set with soldering stuff, so I just need what's going to go into the bass itself.

    So... what do I need? A push-pull pot, I know, but which one, what kind, what electronic specs, etc? What else will I need?

    Thanks guys! I appreciate your help! :D

  2. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    You basically need a pot of the same value and type you'll be replacing that has a double-pole double-throw (DPDT) push pull switch attaced to it.

    AFAIK the Peavy Foundation has 3 250K Audio Taper pots. So you'd want a 250k audio taper DPDT push-pull potentiometer. CTS and Alpha are two readily available brands that make them.
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  3. Bluebard


    Oct 21, 2014
    Thank you! That's exactly the info I was looking for - I'll look into getting one of those!

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