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Old Kay Bass wiring

 
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h mccool



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:00 pm    Post subject: Old Kay Bass wiring Reply with quote



I got this old Kay bass given to me without a pickup. I have an old pickup from a Raven bass that I can use, but I am not sure where to connect the hot and ground from the pickup, and what do I do about the ground as it has a wooden bridge. The second picture is just as I found it when I opened it up. Thanks for any help in advance..
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jaybones



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say the hot to the empty lug on the volume pot, and the ground to the black.
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ghobii



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ground would be connected where the strap button screws into the tailpiece.
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Mr. Clevername



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one just like it - great little thumper.

I probably have an original Kay speed-bump pickup for it which I think is a must - let me know if you're interested.
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