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  • Wiring a Telecaster like a Jazz Bass

    Can it be done? My wiring is a little messed up, so when I get a new bridge pup, I was gonna rewire it. I don't have a switch, so could I just wire it like I would a Jazz Bass?
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    No reason why you couldn't. GFS make blank control plates if you wanted to drill one out. My tele has a LP switch and a kill switch made from one.
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    • #3
      Thats a pretty good idea IMO.

      I rarely use just one pickup anyway, am usually blending the 2.

      A hangover from my Gibson days I guess.

      I still prefer 2 vols and 2 tones, wish Fender and Gretsch did it that way.

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      • #4
        I always wanted to wire my jazz bass so it has a master volume, a knob to pan between the pickups (with a notch in the centre of the sweep) and a regular tone. Never got round to it though
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          Quote Originally Posted by RadioSilence
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          I always wanted to wire my jazz bass so it has a master volume, a knob to pan between the pickups (with a notch in the centre of the sweep) and a regular tone. Never got round to it though




          I've seen that schematic floating round the net
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          • #6
            There's no reason why you can't wire a Tele like a J-Bass. Just use Tele pups, and follow a modern passive J-Bass wiring diagram. Ditch the Tele switch, add a second 250k volume pot, with each pickup routed to a separate volume. Add a master tone, and you're all set.
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              Quote Originally Posted by Phil O'Keefe
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              There's no reason why you can't wire a Tele like a J-Bass. Just use Tele pups, and follow a modern passive J-Bass wiring diagram. Ditch the Tele switch, add a second 250k volume pot, with each pickup routed to a separate volume. Add a master tone, and you're all set.




              Sounds exactly like what I want.





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              • #8
                Well keep in mind you will actually be cutting the value of whatever pot you have in there for volume in half effectively if you add a second one in parallel. You might want to move to 300k or 500k
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                  Quote Originally Posted by V
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                  Well keep in mind you will actually be cutting the value of whatever pot you have in there for volume in half effectively if you add a second one in parallel. You might want to move to 300k or 500k




                  Oh, thats interesting. I was gonna do 500k on the humbucker and 250k on the bridge pup, maybe I should bump up those values? I didn't realize I would be cutting them in half.
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                  • #10
                    I'd rather have the original jazz wiring with concentric pots and a pickup switch.
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                    • #11
                      Yeah think of it this way. One path with resistance of 500k to ground. 2 paths with the same resistance to ground. The resistance is cut in half because there are now two paths. Same as if you had two pipes of the same diameter vs 1 and water was flowing through them.
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                      • #12
                        I don't like jazz bass wiring much even for a jazz bass. Remember that they will buzz and hiss a bit with the volume all the way down, kind of like as if you pulled the plug since it's only got the hot leads of the pots across the cable instead of a short, which could be noticable with gain. Also the single tone control is wired across the mix output rather than directly to the pickups or switch before the volume so it acts different too. Low volume settings also load down the high end of the pickup(s). Big compromise for simplicity.
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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by Pine Apple Slim
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                          Thats a pretty good idea IMO.

                          I rarely use just one pickup anyway, am usually blending the 2.

                          A hangover from my Gibson days I guess.

                          I still prefer 2 vols and 2 tones, wish Fender and Gretsch did it that way.




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                          • #14
                            hey Roy.



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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by Roy Brooks
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                              Nice Gretsch Roy!

                              You still got that master vol on there tho.

                              The one on my 5120 I have trouble getting along with.

                              Prob just needs to be upgraded or I understand there's some kind of treble bleed mod you can do.

                              But still it seems like overkill to me.

                              I'd just be more comfortable with one less knob.

                              Maybe I've just spent too many yrs playing Gibson style layouts.

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