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Guts of Glory, Show your bass guts.

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

  1. SamanthaCay


    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
    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.
  2. SamanthaCay


    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
  3. lug


    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx

    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!

  4. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    I gotta snap some pictures of my modded G&L L2000- that thing has all sorts of stuff goin on!
  5. SamanthaCay


    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
    Ok here’s my latest creation. The controls are volume - slide switch, tone on/off - slide switch, .047 cap/.1 cap - tone.
  6. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    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:

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


  7. SamanthaCay


    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
    It's been to long, bump.
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Aguilar OBP-1 w/Passive Tone Control.

    Vol/Blend/Passive tone with preamp bypass/Bass_Treble stack
  9. "T"


    Apr 6, 2010
    An extreme closeup: :)

    Attached Files:

  10. "T"


    Apr 6, 2010
    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.
  11. SamanthaCay


    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
    That is hella clean!:eek:
  12. Factory Stock 1984 Aria Pro II RSB Deluxe-5:


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

    Alembic83 Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Salem, Oregon
    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).
  14. SamanthaCay


    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
    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.
  15. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    my most complicated one:


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

    xoloder and Templar like this.
  16. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Westone Thunder 1A


    Stock wiring
  17. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    My 1987 Ibanez SR-885LE with non stock electronics. :)

  18. ex-tension


    Jun 11, 2009
    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).


  19. countbassiedad


    Apr 29, 2010
    No affiliations
    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. :)
  20. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    1978 Daion Prototype -
    1978 - Modulus Bassstar Prototype
    2005 Warmoth G5 prototype -