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Wiring question: series/parallel w/blend?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by RoyQBiv, Jun 18, 2003.


  1. RoyQBiv

    RoyQBiv

    Nov 8, 2002
    Bellingam, WA
    All this talk of series/parallel Jazz bass switching has made me all horny to try it, but I also want to use a volume/blend/tone instead of the stock v/v/t configuration. Can I run both the series/parallel mod and the blend at the same time? It seems like it would work. Has anyone tried it? If I could get that to work, and then added a no-load tone pot, then that would be the pinnacle of passive J-bass wiring. :cool:
     
  2. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Blending in series is no easy feat, and if you could do it, it would be totally different than the parallel blend wiring.

    edit: you can still always do a vol/blend/tone setup with a parallel-series switch - but you wouldn't be able to blend when in series (you'd always have both on).
     
  3. RoyQBiv

    RoyQBiv

    Nov 8, 2002
    Bellingam, WA
    Well right, in series it'd just defeat the blend control. I'm okay with that. Does anyone know of a diagram for a set-up like this, or am I going to have to use my somewhat atrophied brain for this one?
     
  4. I too am curious about the setup that RoyQBiv is describing. Below is the diagram of what I currently have in my bass. I've been kicking around some ideas about how to work the switching, but am not really having any luck. If anyone has any suggestions I'm open to hearing them. Thanks,

    Steve

    [​IMG]
     
  5. RoyQBiv

    RoyQBiv

    Nov 8, 2002
    Bellingam, WA
    Thank you kindly for the link. I think I'm going to have to decipher that into a diagram before my head explodes. If I get a diagram that looks like it might work in application, I'll post it.
     
  6. Yes, thank you for the link.... Now to find a 3pdt switch small enough...

    -Steve
     
  7. RoyQBiv

    RoyQBiv

    Nov 8, 2002
    Bellingam, WA
    lustreking- Mouser (mouser.com) part #611-7301-001 looks like a good bet. I'm ordering one now.
     
  8. Roy:

    ...and I just placed an order from Mouser about a week ago, d'oh. Anyway, thanks for the part number, looks like that should be small enough.

    Thanks again,

    -Steve
     
  9. RoyQBiv

    RoyQBiv

    Nov 8, 2002
    Bellingam, WA
    Good, so I'm not the only one placing weekly Mouser orders. :)
     
  10. So does it matter where the ground wires from the neck and bridge pickups end up? Can I twist them together and ground them on the surface of the vol pot?
     
  11. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I'm a bit late it seems.
    Well yes, that's what I have on both my basses so it definitely works fine.
     
  12. RoyQBiv

    RoyQBiv

    Nov 8, 2002
    Bellingam, WA
    Now I just need to figure out how to make it work with 4-wire DiMarzios....
     
  13. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Beats me! It was on the steps outside my apartment the other night. It was pretty big, about 2.5 x 3.5 inches, so I snapped a pic. Should've put a quarte in the picture as scale wasn't clear. Anyway, I figured I'd put the picture to use and make a new avatar out of it.
     
  14. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Yep! It's a blinded sphinx moth, paonius exaecatus. :D

    I wasn't sure how much luck I'd have finding this, but this picture looks almost exactly like mine!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. RoyQBiv

    RoyQBiv

    Nov 8, 2002
    Bellingam, WA
    Hey, I had one of those big honkin' moths outside of my apartment last month! I live pretty close to you, geshel. (Over on the Olympic Peninsula.) If you piss them off the pink seems to spread.
     
  16. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    "Blinded" with rage, I guess? :D

    Boy, talk about a thread hijack!
     
  17. RoyQBiv

    RoyQBiv

    Nov 8, 2002
    Bellingam, WA
    Eh, it was my thread to begin with.