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MIM JB Pots

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by NJXT, May 14, 2001.


  1. NJXT

    NJXT

    Jan 9, 2001
    Lyon, FRANCE
    I'm a bit disappointed by the volume pots on my MIM JB :
    From 1 to 7, they seem inefficient and then there's a big change around 8.
    Is it common ?
    Is there anything to do about that ?
     
  2. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    I dunno if it's common, but on the MIM fretless J
    I got as a Frankenstein Jr. project, the bridge pup is
    completely dead. I was gonna' gut the wiring anyway,
    but a dead pup right outta' the gate?

    Here's a J Bass schematic if you wanna' double-
    check the innards of yours. The wire colors indicated
    may not be the same.

    Stew Mac has a J-bass wiring kit for ~$18 USD. You get
    3 pots, a cap, an output jack, wire, and instructions.
     
  3. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I've used the StewMac kits on several basses, and the quality seems good. I've never experienced the problems NJXT is experiencing with the StewMac stuff.

    FWIW,
    -robert
     
  4. NJXT

    NJXT

    Jan 9, 2001
    Lyon, FRANCE
    Thx for the answers and links.
    The Stewmac kit is identical to stock hardware or is it different (better ?) in use/sound quality ?
     
  5. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    DC
    My MIM Squier jazz has the same problem with the pots. I always assumed it was just bad quality pots and that replacing them with better ones was the only solution to fixing them.