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Parallel/Series Wiring

Has anyone done this to a Precision style pickup? Are there other combinations of wiring pickups? What do they sound like?
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Re: Parallel/Series Wiring

1/13/2007 1:00 PM

Paul Warren (15439) wrote:

Hi Josh. I've done that with both P and J style DiMarzios. The differences in sound are subtle. Series is a little warmer and quieter than parallel on both. So if you want more growl switch to parallel. I don't personally know of any other wiring options.



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Re: Parallel/Series Wiring

1/13/2007 1:54 PM

Josh Broughton (2434) wrote:

Hey Paul, did you wire them together as series/parallel, or did you do each pickup separately? I've read somewhere that you can wire a P-bass in series or parallel, and the difference is noticeable. I was just curious because the Jaguar by Fender has a bunch of options like that and I wondered if they were usable.



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Re: Parallel/Series Wiring

1/13/2007 6:22 PM

Paul Warren (15439) wrote:

I did each pup separately using two mini switches. DiMarzio has the wiring diagram for the P style on their web site. The J is done the same way.

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Re: Parallel/Series Wiring

1/19/2007 5:23 PM

Doc &Roll (1210) wrote:

for a P bass, series wiring is a better option although having the option of series/parallel is a plus on any bass. I have recently mount a series/paralel switch also on a p/j combination bass with also dimarzio model J and model P which are, the J a hummbucker and each of the p sides is a humbucker by itself. in my case i have one volume and one tone for each pickup plus a series paralel/switch at the end of the chain just before the jack (keeping the humbucking qualities) in my case series wiring gave me more output and more distorted tone ( i like the really darkness that two tone controls in series gave me) while paralel gave me more acurate clean tone and the ability to control each pup's tone individually. it is really a new palete of sounds i recomend it