#1
So,

I just installed some Dimarzio Ultra Jazz's in my MIM Fender and now i wanna play with the pups in my ibanez.





(sorry about the big pic. i tried to resize it into a smaller one but it shows up the same)

I'm thinking I'm gonna Frankenstein the fender stock pups into it regardless of routing.

option two is just to have the soap bar on the bridge. cause as of now they hum like no other. so if there is only one it wont hum. correct?

does anybody have any experience with taking out the jazz pickup in the neck position or wiring in two pickups.

i would want to exclude the tone nobs and just have one vol pot in the circuit.
so am i crazy to wanna do this?
how hard will it be?
I play bass!
#2
Quote by backupbass1
So,

I just installed some Dimarzio Ultra Jazz's in my MIM Fender and now i wanna play with the pups in my ibanez.





(sorry about the big pic. i tried to resize it into a smaller one but it shows up the same)

I'm thinking I'm gonna Frankenstein the fender stock pups into it regardless of routing.

option two is just to have the soap bar on the bridge. cause as of now they hum like no other. so if there is only one it wont hum. correct?

does anybody have any experience with taking out the jazz pickup in the neck position or wiring in two pickups.

i would want to exclude the tone nobs and just have one vol pot in the circuit.
so am i crazy to wanna do this?
how hard will it be?


Holy smokes i'm confused. You want to stick the TWO jazz pickups in your Ibanez (One MM pup and one J pup as standard) ?

Your other option is to put a soapbar in the bridge pickup of the Ibanez (Musicman style pick up at the moment), while removing the Jazz from the neck pup space?

Ok....first option would be easy. except you'll have a massive hole at your bridge pickup. Maybe fill it and repaint?

Wiring for that would be very simple..

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=jazz_bass_blend


http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=std_jazz_bass

Now my confusion sets in, you don't want a tone knob? You already have two volume pots and one tone pot. You want to remove the one tone knob? what will you replace it with? that's why I've added a blend diagram aswell. If you just want straight up one tone and nothing else, wire it that way. But you're gonna have full volume at all times. Reverse would be, one volume pot and no master tone/2 volume pots (per pickup). Meaning..full tone and no ability to balance the volume of your pups.


2nd option ; One pickup at the bridge of the Ibanez. Well..that would be very easy to do.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=musicman_passive

I'm still a little confused though.... could you maybe Photoshop/Paint your idea?

EDIT : I think you're confused about your pots. You currently have one tone pot and two volume pots in your Ibanez...

LIke this..

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=musicman_pbass

except, a J instead of a P. As I couldnt find a J and MM mixture on there.
Last edited by Micehorns at Feb 11, 2009,
#3
No, I'm not confused.

i either want a single MM style pup in the bridge or two jazz. ( regardless of whats routed in the bass now)

thanks for the wiring diagrams though.
I play bass!
#4
Quote by backupbass1
No, I'm not confused.

i either want a single MM style pup in the bridge or two jazz. ( regardless of whats routed in the bass now)

thanks for the wiring diagrams though.


Hmm I think the J+MM arrangement is pretty nice already. I believe the RD series used Seymour Duncan Basslines. I guess, go for the two Js if you want a different tone, or stick with the single MM if you like the tone from them. I'd go with the single MM myself.

And it would be one of these..

http://www.nordstrandpickups.com/bass-pickups/index.shtml
#5
i'm 99.9% sure they are not basslines.

but i can't confirm that from online sources and they do not have the bassline logo on the pickup.
I play bass!
#6
Quote by backupbass1
i'm 99.9% sure they are not basslines.

but i can't confirm that from online sources and they do not have the bassline logo on the pickup.


Ahh what I meant to say was the upgraded pickups Ibanez used were the Basslines. I think from the RD600 and above. Just as an example of what you could upgrade them to.