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Jaguar Bass mods!!!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bassmonster1984, Sep 25, 2013.


  1. Bassmonster1984

    Bassmonster1984

    Sep 25, 2013
    Salutations all!
    A little about myself... My name is Ryan and I've been playing for about 12 years. That's that.

    Now for the fun part. I have a Jaguar Bass with the whole active preamp and all the do-dads including the battery. Oh the battery... I have already basically rewired the whole thing after a crackling, hiss sound with better wire and better soldering. But now the battery has really bugged me too much.

    I have a SD quarter pound jazz set waiting for me and a jaguar bass taken apart.

    I am looking for some suggestions as to what I should do to rewire this in an AWESOME manner. Keeping in mind, if I can use all the switches and pot spots. Not necessarily the pots themselves. I will make them whatever I can.

    What is there already:
    -Volume and Tone
    -3 switches for on/off for both pickups and an active passive switch
    -An on/off for a midrange volume and sweep.

    The things I want to have are:
    -volume and tone (obviously)
    -Blend and/or on/off switches for pickups.
    -Master cutoff
    -series/parallel switch.

    So even if I use a volume, tone, cutoff switch and pickup o/i, and a series switch... I still have 2 pots to fill.

    So. Have at 'er!

    I'm not married to this plan because it effectively renders 2 pots useless and dummy. I know there's some people in here that have some ideas or a whole new route. So please give me any and all that you can.

    My other idea was a switchable "tone circuit" with a different volume and tone with a different cap.

    This would be probably 500k and a .47f for the regular circuit with the alternate being 1k pots with a 1meg cap.

    There will be a treble bleed as well. Just cause I can.

    Thanks everyone for your ideas and help. I look forward to hearing your suggestions.

    Ryan
     
  2. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013
    All I know is I took the Actives out of my mij JAG. Hated it, hated the battery compartment.
    Sounded good with flats.
     

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