Squier Active Jazz Deluxe slap switch

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jcburn, Jan 30, 2013.


  1. jcburn

    jcburn

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    Hello folks - I know these basses have been covered a fair bit but for the current owners can anyone tell me in which position is the slap switch off (i.e EQ flat)? Imagine the bass is strapped on - switched towards the bridge or switched towards the neck?
  2. GeoffByrne

    GeoffByrne

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    What do your ears tell you?

    G.
  3. RickRocks

    RickRocks

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    Towards the neck is off on mine. And you should be able to tell from the punchy high gain tone...
  4. Wallace320

    Wallace320

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    Towards to bridge (or out of the body, as some tend to say...)
    is engaged and midscooped.

    But... yes: what are your ears tellin' you?

    Cheers,
    Wallace
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  6. jcburn

    jcburn

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    My ears tell me that towards to bridge sounds scooped, and maybe a little thin sounding, however towards the neck is way too muddy/boomy.
    I guess I asked to get an idea before I had a chance to play in a live setting. I did this last night and got a great tone for rock/metal with the switch towards the bridge and just bumping in some low mids around 340hz. Killer. Bright, just right amount of low end thump and enough mids to be heard without being overbearing.
  7. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    I was actually wondering the same thing. To me the switch sounds almost like an active/passive selector. But yeah, "slap" contour settings usually imply a mid scoop (which I find weird as I prefer to maintain some mids when I slap).
  8. nutdog

    nutdog Supporting Member

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    My ears tell me neither position is inherently better for slap.
  9. mellowinman

    mellowinman Fun at Really Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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    Does my Fender Jazz have a slap switch? I would like to try it.

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