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Guts of Glory, Show your bass guts.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by SamanthaCay, Oct 25, 2010.


  1. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay

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    Like the title says show your bass guts. Also show a circuit diagram and/or a schematic if you have it. Hopefully this can serve as a reference to anyone wanting to diy there on electronics. So with out further a due, here’s my main p bass’s guts as well as a circuit diagram. The text on the pots didn’t want to show up in my pic’s but they are Allen Bradley type j’s, audio taper.
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  2. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay

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  3. lug

    lug

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    Homemade FDVK bass w/Bartolini MMC to a series/parallel switch to volume to EMG BTC control done with all the typical neatness of a G&L cavity. Hell, I couldn't even figure out how I wired it up anymore!

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  4. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

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    I gotta snap some pictures of my modded G&L L2000- that thing has all sorts of stuff goin on!
     
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  6. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay

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    Ok here’s my latest creation. The controls are volume - slide switch, tone on/off - slide switch, .047 cap/.1 cap - tone.
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  7. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    John K Custom Basses
    here's some pics of a custom super lightweight swamp ash stingray body that i made, and used some solderless connectors in it.

    i painted the cavities with nickel print shielding paint:
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    here's the control plate with quick connectors, added stacked pot (for the treble and bass) and 3 way rotary switch (series/parallel/split):

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  8. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay

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    It's been to long, bump.
     
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti

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    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Aguilar OBP-1 w/Passive Tone Control.
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    Wired:
    Vol/Blend/Passive tone with preamp bypass/Bass_Treble stack
     
  10. "T"

    "T"

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    An extreme closeup: :)
     

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  11. "T"

    "T"

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    Seriously though, it takes me 15 minutes to tuck in everything when I loosen my pick guard.

    I have a PJ fretless with an EMG PA-2 (with the toggle still attached), two 9v batteries, and BTC system tucked into a space I've carefully routed to the point that I should call it the Humpty Dumpty bass because if I dropped it, the body would shatter like an eggshell.
     
  12. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay

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    That is hella clean!:eek:
     
  13. Deathblade Eric

    Deathblade Eric

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    Factory Stock 1984 Aria Pro II RSB Deluxe-5:

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    Twin humbuckers. Stacked V/T and series/parallel switch for each. 3-way selector switch.
     
  14. Alembic83

    Alembic83 Supporting Member

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    Here are the guts from my 1981 Aria Pro SB-1000. The "BB Circuit" includes a 6 position tone selector, volume, tone, and bypass switch (this is a replacement switch).
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  15. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay

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    Was just going through some old threads and found this one, now I just want to see more.
    So what you got talkbass?
    Here's a few, first two are the most resent inside of my p bass and then a bone stock RW Jazz.
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  16. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    my most complicated one:

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    and here's what all that wiring does ;):

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  17. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

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    Westone Thunder 1A

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    Stock wiring
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  18. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned

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    My 1987 Ibanez SR-885LE with non stock electronics. :)


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  19. ex-tension

    ex-tension

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    Here is my Ibanez SR905 moded with Bartolini MK5CBC pickups & NTMB-918 preamp.

    Black switch is 3-way mid freq. select.
    Silver switches are 'series/coil-split/parallel' for each pickup.
    vol/vol (one of them is push-pull preamp bypass).

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  20. countbassiedad

    countbassiedad

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    There is some seriously fine craftsmanship inside some of these! Reminds me of show cars that are super clean under the hood.

    I like to tinker with wiring and am not bad at it but am not sure I'd want to compete with these for artistic value. Mine look more like the engine compartment of an everyday driver.

    I hang my head in shame. :)
     
  21. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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    1978 Daion Prototype -
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    1978 - Modulus Bassstar Prototype
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    2005 Warmoth G5 prototype -
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