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Jazz Bass Harness Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by redsquidd, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. redsquidd

    redsquidd Banned

    Mar 11, 2008
    I experimented and took out my Jazz Bass control plate (Vol.Vol.Tone) that were all audio taper pots and put in the same thing except that the tone control was a linear taper pot. When I had the 2 Audio taper Vol. and the 1 Linear taper Tone, the tone seemed a little flat, dull or diminished. Could someone explain this? Also, They both had a 047mfd 400v Sprague "Orange Drop" capacitor and all the pots were 250k CTS brand.

    So basically, when all 3 pots (Vol, Vol, Tone) were 250k CTS brand audio, my jazz bass sounded nice and bright, but when I put the harness in with the 250 CTS brand linear pot, same cap., the sound was a little duller.

    I use Nordstrand nj4se pickups and when through all three positions with the same results.

    Also, could this be just a taste thing? I know every bass player has a different tone in mind and I like a more bright, bridge pickup Jaco-esq sound.

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