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Capacitor in 62 AVRI Jazz

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by svtman, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. svtman


    Apr 10, 2011
    Hey Guys,

    I rewired my 62 AVRI Jazz bass with Lollar Jazz Pickups (not split coil) and put some new 250k pots in a .050 cap in it. It sounds nice, but it is just too dark in general. Sounds scooped almost. I usually run the tone at 10 (wide open). Even with new strings, it just doesn't have the presence of other jazz basses i've listened to.

    Could replacing this cap with, say, a .022 value make my bass brighter?

    Any help would be appreciated!
  2. No, there should not be a huge difference when the tone pot is all the way up. You might consider 500k pots instead.
  3. RaginRog

    RaginRog Last guy you want to see is Employee Relations guy

    Nov 29, 2009
    Formerly Staten Island
    What strings are you using? Maybe try setting your amp eq differently to compensate. I have Ant II pups in 2 different American Standards and they sound slightly different in each bass.
  4. svtman


    Apr 10, 2011
    Ok. I'm using d'addario 50-105 round wound (exl160).
  5. svtman


    Apr 10, 2011
    Also, I'm mostly playing without an amp. Just into REDDI and in-ear-monitors.
  6. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O))))

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Couple things: Did you wire it with a stack knob setup or 3 knob? If it's stack knobs, there is a .05 and I believe a .03 cap in there as well. Did you replace both with a .05? Did you wire it to vintage specs with the 220k caps to eliminate interaction two pups? I mean, I feel all Jazzes have a bit of a scoop when run wide open (both volumes up), could it be a combo of these new pickups and EQ, or rather lack there of, as it's going direct?
  7. svtman


    Apr 10, 2011
    Thanks D.M.N.

    I wired it using the three knob config. Most times, I am only using the neck pickup. I love the color of that pickup, I just want more presence. Thanks.
  8. svtman


    Apr 10, 2011
    Just ordered a 500k volume pot for the neck pickup. Going to leave the bridge pot(250k) alone for the time being.
  9. RaginRog

    RaginRog Last guy you want to see is Employee Relations guy

    Nov 29, 2009
    Formerly Staten Island
    A little darker tone for the bridge might be what the doctor ordered.
  10. jbrew73


    Dec 24, 2006
    You should probably replace both pots. The way jazz basses are wired I think the other pot will load down the circuit if its not replaced as well.
  11. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Intergalactic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon sofware
    How about changing eq. on your amp or using an eq. pedal?

    GODSBASSMAN Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    I think using Prosteels would brighten things up for you.