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I've just been thinking about mods, as always :D Anyway, this time it's the pickups. I have a few questions:

1) Do the FD-1 or FD-3 pickups have coil switching? Or is that just the Super Fatties?

2) If I can add switches to my FD-1-equipped ABII, how easy is it to do?
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I'm certainly not Dingwall Sales, but it looks like only the FD-3 4L (Mach II) pickups and Super Phatties have coil-switching. The older FD-1 and earlier FD-3 pickups are fixed. You could always upgrade to the new FD-3s... :)

Cheers,

EG
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EG has it right, the FD-3 4L is coil switchable: parallel coils, FD-3, series coils, Mach II. The older (2 lead plus a ground) FD-1s and FD-3s have parallel coils and probably cannot be modified since they are potted in resin.
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I need some advice from those of you who are experienced with wiring. I bought some used Fender Noisless J-bass pickups for one of my seemingly-endless project basses. They came with a separate brass plate with a single black wire attached, and the plate rests at the bottom of the pickup rout. The rubber foam to support the pup is glued to the brass plate. Would the wires go to ground? Does the plate, or the foam, rest against the bottom of the pickup?

Thanks in advance,

Mark
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Hey Mark,

The black line does indeed go to ground. The plate goes into the rout with the plain metal side down, foam up.
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[quote="BurningSkies":25gyiuni]Hey Mark,

The black line does indeed go to ground. The plate goes into the rout with the plain metal side down, foam up.[/quote:25gyiuni]

Thanks, 'Skies. So the plate acts as a shield to supress noise?

Mark
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It does...but how well it does is another question!
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[quote="BurningSkies":wuxgav1y]It does...but how well it does is another question![/quote:wuxgav1y]

Yeah, I'm skeptical as well. It's a single brass plate :? ...I'll let you know if it works.


Mark
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