wiring up an active emg P set in a Squier Jag with a passive stock J pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Daryl Selix, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Daryl Selix

    Daryl Selix

    Jun 11, 2017
    I got the EMG's used,from a store I know,but didnt think about the wiring as far as the hooking up the EMG's to run with a passive J..is this possible?? and where can I find a diagram for this as in a 2 vol,1 tone setup? My issue is that the old P set is wired partially to the volume pot of the passive stock J. so it seems to me like theres a problem with wiring it up the same way aside from the battery input jack etc..any ideas?? I might just wire the P's up and leave the J off for now and in as a dummy til I figure this out or get a J active to match. I need the bass for a show tomorrow,hopefully. any info would help,ty and its an older set,so its old standard wiring and solder action here..lol
  2. honeyiscool


    Jan 28, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    It's not a good idea to wire the active and passive pickups in parallel, which is what that would do, without an active buffer of any sort. You should just bypass the Jazz pickup for now until you can get an active one.
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  3. Daryl Selix

    Daryl Selix

    Jun 11, 2017
    Thanks for the info.thats what I figured. I went ahead already and started installing the EMGs and just removed the old harness etc and am just gonna wire up the EMGs.im sure it will be fine. Basically just be the P Bass pickup only model Jag for awhile,lol..and I don' Actually need the J pickup,as on the short scale it' real just light sounding and needs to be on the neck position mostly anyways to get a real good punch IMO..