Ibanez GARTB20 Wiring

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by noahpurdy, Apr 16, 2012.


  1. noahpurdy

    noahpurdy

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    Mar 18, 2012
    Hi all.

    I recently got back into playing bass guitar and picked up a cheap Ibanez GARTB20 from a local Guitar Center to gig with my friends band. We play country and after I tossed some nice flat wound strings on it, it started to sound great.

    My only problem is I have no idea what the knobs do. I haven't been able to discern any tone difference or volume difference. Either nothing happens when they're all off or I hear my bass when they're all turned all the way up. I've attached some photos of the wiring and pick-ups. (Am I right in my assumption I have two volume knobs and one tone knob, or am I mis-understanding the wiring of these guitars?)

    I'm pretty handy with a soldering iron and good at following schematics. I was wondering if you'd have any suggestions of where I could purchase a kit to re-wire the thing so that it actually functions; and maybe new pick-ups to get some beefier tone.

    Cheers and thanks in advanced. Any info is appreciated!

    Noah

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  2. OpticalAleutian

    OpticalAleutian

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    Jan 1, 2013
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    Essex County, New Jersey
    I know this is an old thread but I want to bump this back up as I have a similar question about rewiring. My GARTB20's jack broke a while back and I want to start using it again so I'm looking into totally overhauling it

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