#1
Hey,
So my jackson has had a lot of problems with it ( i had to buy a new neck pickup, pot and nut problems )
My dad was supposed to sort out my pickup and pot a month ago, but he's showing no signs of wanting to do anything for my guitar even when i asked him.......nicely.
He's got the parts for my pot and the nuts that came with it, and he wont gigve them to me and I don't know where he's hiding them.

So I decided that i'm just going to **** putting my neck pickup in for now, and just wire my bridge pickup in. So my question is can I still wire up my bridge pickup and use it even though my guitar has a three way switch? That probably makes no sense but that's the best I can explain it

Thanks in advance and sorry if i've made no sense
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#2
Well while you wait for the neck pup you could just by pass the switch and wire the pup directly to the jack.




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#3
You mean play with your bridge pickup while you don't have a neck pickup?
Yeah it'll work, your 3-way switch will act like a killswitch.
#4
Quote by Absent Mind
Well while you wait for the neck pup you could just by pass the switch and wire the pup directly to the jack.



Ok thanks,
but i'm a noob and I dont really know what by pass is
And do you know where I can find a diagram? I know you could probably wire it up without one, but I just want to make sure

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You mean play with your bridge pickup while you don't have a neck pickup?
Yeah it'll work, your 3-way switch will act like a killswitch.


Yeah that's what I meant
Thanks
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Last edited by padgea7x at Aug 21, 2009,
#5
I don't know anything about guitar electronics, but there are guitars (Jacksons, interestingly) with just bridge pickups so if a guitar tech genius explains everything after my comment then I'm pretty sure it could work if you do it right
Edit: My bad, I take too long to type
Last edited by A-G-guitarist at Aug 21, 2009,
#6
If you remove the vol pot from that diagram you get the black wire going to the tip (output), and green and bare going to the sleeve (ground),

please note they are seymour duncan wiring colours, yours may vary.




By passing just means going round it, or not using it, e.g. you dont have the volume pot or the neck pup and so have no need for the 3 way switch, and so you by pass everything and just go straight to the jack.




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#7
Ok thanks Absent mind,
So just follow that diagram and I'll be fine?
Oh yeah my guitar has three pots in, but two at the moment.
Do I just use the volume pot and ignore the other pot and switch?
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#8
^yep, just ignore 'em for now
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#9
Well you can add a tone pot as well if you want.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/images/support/schematics/1hum_1vol_1tone.jpg




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#10
oh ok, well for the moment, i think i'll just stick with the volume pot
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#11
Quote by Absent Mind
Well while you wait for the neck pup you could just by pass the switch and wire the pup directly to the jack.

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Ok thanks,
but i'm a noob and I dont really know what by pass is

Quote by Absent Mind

By passing just means going round it, or not using it, e.g. you dont have the volume pot or the neck pup and so have no need for the 3 way switch, and so you by pass everything and just go straight to the jack.



fyi, bypass is one word. "by pass" can be confusing to n00b brains and make it difficult for them to understand what you mean.