Installing an Active circuit in a Fender Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sound Guy Paul, Dec 1, 2001.

  1. I was once told that it is real easy to pop in an active circuit into a jazz. Does anyone first of all know if this is possible. and if it is, is there a way I can make it so I can switch easily (such as a pull-up knob) between the classic fender passive sound and an active EQ?
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    There is a preamp made for the Jazz bass called the J retro and it has a passive mode. Find out more at or over at the Dudepit.

    As far as installing any other preamp on the Jazz, no, the Jazz is one of the hardest basses to install a preamp on, because the control cavity is very small. That's why the J retro is so popular, it was designed to fit in the tiny space of a Jazz control cavity.