Music Man Sterling Pickup Problem

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by jazjamr, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. jazjamr

    jazjamr Member

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    I have recently added a Seymour Duncan MM neck pickup to my friends Sterling Bass. I used a DPDT switch for pickup selection. I have rewired and added Duncan MM pickups to two Warwick basses, including building MM preamps for them. These projects worked very well. However , with the Sterling Bass in the middle parallel pickup position the signal is significantly weaker than the neck or bridge pickup alone. I think that the pickups are possibly out of phase with each other. Unlike the Duncan MM pickup, the Sterling pickup has only two wires. White is positive ,black is ground. any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Mincer

    Mincer Member

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    Switch the hot and ground of one of the pickups, and it should be in phase then.
     
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  3. jazjamr

    jazjamr Member

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    I just finished reversing the polarity of the original Sterling pickup in the bass. It worked like a charm. Thanks to Mincer!
     

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