your p-bass only have the one pickup in it right now, correct?
so you'd be adding a bridge pickup where there's nothing right now. if you're handy and accurate with a router it won't be too difficult, but if you're not equipped to route into the body you may have a pretty tough time.
the wiring itself won't be very hard once you're able to mount the pickup. a quick look at wiring diagrams on SD, or a trip to the wiring thread will sort you out no problem
yes it works you have to wire both pickup hot leads to the same jug of the switch though
what do you mean by wiring both hot leads to the same lug? that makes it seem to me like you're suggesting wiring the single coils in parallel instead of series (where series would be more humbucker-like)
To clear a few things up: humbuckers are two coils with opposite polarity, not phase. The termonology in that part gets mixed up quite a bit
And wiring two of your single coils in series will ghet you closer to a humbucker sound, but it won't give you a 'real' humbucker sound. The way a humbucker is physically put together is just different than the way two single coils go together, which changes the tone
That being said, wiring two singles in series won't be bad or anything..its just not quite a humbucker sound. It may be the sound you're looking for though
If you wire the volumes like a standard diagram shows you, the volume controls will interact with oneanother. Like how in a les paul, with the switch in the middle the neck volume effects the bridge volume and vice versa.
So you can get around that by switching around two wires on each volume pot. Instead of connecting all the wipers together as hot, connect the outer cw lugs as hot to the output. Then connect the pickup hot wires to each volume pot's wiper. Hopefully that's clear enough to make sense
Hey James, Steve's Music here in Toronto. Working as an amp tech during the week. Evenings and weekends doing a bit of building for Trinity Amps and try to do my own stuff/others too. Busy summer coupled with non work stuff.
Just got a MacBook Pro after having constant issue with my PC laptop for two years. Was about to ****ing throwing it out a window so now at least I got a computer at work on my bench. Got too many Apple products now, quite a fanboy :p At least I get a chance to get on here now from time to time.
That's where I bought my first electric actually. Seems like itd be a pretty decent job
And I got a macbook pro right near the end of last year, and I love it. I just find it so much quicker and nicer to use than my old laptop
And jason, sweet What's with the p90 version in the background? Is that a possibility, or is he going with humbuckers like the foreground mockup?
That wiring is totally possible and makes sense, but when you wire everything directly to the jack you're not exactly improving tone, just changing it
With the volume pot at full on a normal guitar you still have a 500k or 250k load between hot and ground. When you take that away you get a bit more volume and quite a bit of high end
I'm not trying to discourage against it, just letting you know that it may be overly bright if you aren't expecting it If anything, maybe include a third switch in your wiring to act as a tone switch One position sends the output directly to the jack, the other adds a 500k or 250k or whatever value resistor in parallel with the output
HELP!!!!! I am wiring a strat with a 5 way and 1 volume 2 tones and i have it wired all the way but when i plug it into my amp it has no sound coming from it. This is the weird part though, when I had it plugged up i strummed it a few times and i heard a staticy scratchy sound which got worse when I put something metal to it. I have tried wiring this numerous times but in the end it comes out the same so I decided that I would do the best move and try to get an answer to my problem from someone who knows something about this kind of thing.
if you're getting no sound then unfortunately, it seems like you simply have it wired wrong
what pickups are you using, and what diagram did you follow? are you using all new parts or are you re-using components from when you had the old pickups in?
can you give us a diagram of how you wired it? (not the diagram you followed, but make one by looking at your actual guitar and re-drawing what's done)
well, i got this up and playing a while ago. but today it's nice out and I have the day off, so I took some pictures
it's got a capo on the 2nd fret, cause as you can see here the nut seems a little too far from the first fret, which throws the intonation way off when playing open strings. it's still not perfect this way, but it's close enough for all I'm using it for at least
this picture makes it look like the top isn't all the way back down, but it is..that's just the way the light made it look in the picture. the crack in the top is still visible, but it's down solid and everything
there's no such thing as 'enough' wattage going from a head to a cab, only really too much
I can play my little 5w amp through a pair of 150W marshall 412's if I want, and it'll be just fine
it's when you try to put too powerful an amp through a smaller cab that you'll have troubles.
that being said, why buy 8" speakers? jensen makes a pretty good 8", but if you're not moving up to at least 10 (12 being standard), you won't have much of a selection to choose from, and you'll probably lack a lot of bass
does the tap send DC voltage? will it not cause interference in the amp?
the tap would be AC, but by that I meant grab the 12v, have a little recifier/filtering circuit, then the LEDs. that way it's all contained in one package, sorta. it would be like adding LEDs into the amp rather than adding a standalone set of batteries and LEDs into the amp, yknow?
silver sharpie works on black, but it might fade if you don't put a clear coat on it
with that being said, certain types of marker start to bleed under certain types of clear. so you'll want to test different pens once you choose the clear you're using, if you use one
I should also mention that putting any kind of finish or refinishing an acoustic will change the sound quite a bit, often for the worse if you don't know much about acoustic finishing. if it's a cheap nova that you aren't too concerned about then it's not a huuuge deal, but just a warning
if the hook goes through the body from the top side in the neck pocket, only a small part is blocked by the hook on the bottom of the body, which is easy enough to spray around at an angle. I haven't found I've missed any spots this way
you could always just use appropriately sized washers to mount the pot in the bigger hole. even though the washers would be pretty large, whatever knob you put on the pot will probably cover it up in the end anyway