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Author Topic: Parker Fly JJ 6 Way Wiring (final)  (Read 136 times)

Offline dspiffy

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Parker Fly JJ 6 Way Wiring (final)
« on: August 20, 2018, 06:34:53 PM »
No push/pull:

Neck Red: NG
Neck Black & White: NT
Neck Green: NH

Bridge Red: Ground
Bridge Black & White:  BT
Bridge Green: BH, TS (jumpered across switch)

With push/pull:

Neck Red: NG
Neck Black & White: Top left and bottom right of push pull
Neck Green: NH

Bridge Red: Ground
Bridge Black & White:  Top left and bottom right of push pull
Bridge Green: BH, TS (jumpered across switch)

Center left of push/pull:  NT
Center right of push/pull:  BT

It is the same for pre-refined and refined.  Refined guitars have a standard 3 way switch and a push/pull, pre-refined guitars have a 3 pole switch with a tapped center position similar to "John Petrucci Wiring"

What was confusing, at least to me, is that Parker has the neck pickup wired with white as hot, black as ground, and red/green as the taps.  I assume that is so hum would cancel in the dual single coil position without phase cancelling.  Ignore that wiring, it causes things to be weirdly out of phase with the JJ switch, as does every other conceivable wiring combination I tried.  Also adding confusion is that some Parker experts have said one of the pickups is upside down.  This is false.

If the guitar is noisy, switch the red and green pair on BOTH pickups. 

Re: Parker Fly JJ 6 Way Wiring (final)

Offline Big Swifty

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Re: Parker Fly JJ 6 Way Wiring (final)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 07:01:22 PM »
Glad to see you finally got it figured out.
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Offline jb63

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Re: Parker Fly JJ 6 Way Wiring (final)
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 11:08:46 AM »
Pin it!

Re: Parker Fly JJ 6 Way Wiring (final)

Offline dspiffy

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Re: Parker Fly JJ 6 Way Wiring (final)
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 01:23:12 PM »
I've now done 4 of these switches in 4 Parker Flys (3 are mine).

"If the guitar is noisy, switch the red and green pair on BOTH pickups."
Adding:  if the magnetic and piezo pickups are out of phase, switch the red and green pair on BOTH pickups."

No idea why in some guitars there are noise and/or phase issues, and in others there are not.