jazz bass preamp where I dont need the cavity routed?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by PeaveyPlayer, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  2. BassLife77

    BassLife77

    Nov 13, 2009
    San Diego
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  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Aguilar. Audere. 2 band EMG's.
     
  4. Audere and J East make drop in preamps.
     
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  5. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    If you know what you're doing you can rewire most of them to use external power.

    I've seen a variety of solutions including batteries in pouches on the instrument strap, multi-pin phantom power connections, and custom made TRS cables with pedal board mounted power supplies.

    But it's a lot easier to just put in a battery box.
     
  6. bigtone23

    bigtone23

    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    I find routing out under the pickguard the best for a J's battery.
     
  7. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Never noted
    But i am going for a pickguardless look
     
  8. bigtone23

    bigtone23

    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    You may be able to sneak the battery under the control plate. I have done that in the past. If you use standard VV pots and the Duncan concentric treble/bass pre mentioned above, you can probably make it work. The battery will be under the volume pots. Sometimes, depending on the body rout, you may have to widen the control cavity a touch to allow a battery to lie flat.
     
  9. I have done exactly this. SD blackout preamp (stacked knob version), two volumes, battery fit in the cavity. It is a low-power preamp so I wouldn’t worry about short battery life.