wiring question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rhon, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Rhon

    Rhon Guest

    Jan 2, 2012
    So, I want to rewire my bass with a volume pot/tone pot setup and a two way toggle switch. I basically want to turn the switch and have just the volume pot to work so that there's no tone resistance and then flip the switch and have control of the volume and tone knobs. I wanna do this to switch tones while playing during a gig where I want the bright tones then flip back to the normal tone. Is this possible? if so, how would i wire it? please and thanks.
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    I'm not sure why I didn't draw the tone pot in this diagram, but I'm sure there was a reason when I did it.:hyper:
    The tone pot goes where shown, and then the pickup hot goes to the "(input)" terminal. Don't forget the bridge ground to ground, as well.
  3. khutch

    khutch Praise Harp

    Aug 20, 2011
    suburban Chicago
    What he wrote is a little confusing but I think the OP wanted to just turn the tone pot off and still have the volume pot in the circuit. Doesn't your schematic bypass both pots and connect the pickup directly to the output jack? I could talk the OP through the changes he would need to make on your schematic to turn just the tone pot on and off but if I am right about what he wanted to do you will update the schematic soon enough so I won't bother. ;)

  4. Tone control bypass is done like this.
  5. Rhon

    Rhon Guest

    Jan 2, 2012
    thanks for the diagram, but are those push/pull pots? I want to use a toggle switch to do the tone bypass and not use a push/pull pot.
  6. It doesn't matter. The pin layout and switching scheme is the same.
  7. Rhon

    Rhon Guest

    Jan 2, 2012
    oh ok, thanks for the help. :)