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My bass is now complete. With Schematic.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Navybass, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Navybass


    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    Some of you may have seen this bass when I posted in the P-bass club thread. I had said I was going to add a switch to make both pickups go series/parallel with each other. Well, I decided to take it 1 step further and also add a phase switch. I also put Basslines quarter pounders in her.

    I labeled everything on one of the pictures. The series/parallel switches for each pickup tturn their respective pickup off when the switch is in the middle position. The phase switch only makes a difference in tone when both pickups are on.

    There are 20 possible switch combinations (I worked them all out last night), and no 2 give the same tone. It's awesome. if I adjust the tone control, that gives even more tonal posibilities. All these different tones in a passive bass. The switches are easy to get used to also.

    I'll post some sound clips as soon as I make some.

    Here she is;



  2. WOAH!
  3. Navybass


    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    I didn't realize the pic would be so small, so here are the controls from the jack to the pickup.

    Phase switch for bridge pickup
    Tone control
    Series/off/parallel switch for bridge pickup
    Bridge pickup volume
    Series/off/parallel switch for neck pickup
    Neck pickup volume
    Series/parallel switch for both pickups
  4. i would love to hear some of the sounds that bass produces! That is intense man!
  5. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Holy Canoli!
  6. Earwigger

    Earwigger I'm a Roland man now.

    Aug 23, 2005
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Yeah, waiting on soundclips. I love the dual P setup, its a really massive tone.
  7. cbass717


    Jun 30, 2008
    !!!! i want that
  8. Richo


    May 26, 2008
    Sydney, Australia.
    im hard
  9. Navybass


    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.

    Everything has it's price, or trade value. :D

    Anyway, here are some more specs;

    Body: 3 piece swamp ash
    Neck: 1 piece Maple neck/fretboard with mahogany skunk stripe.
    Bridge: Badass II
  10. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Banned

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    almost there........:cool:

  11. Navybass


    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    Here are all the combinations:
    B=Bridge pickup, N=Neck pickup, AP=all parallel, AS=all series, IP=bridge pickup in phase with neck pickup, OP=bridge pickup out of phase, S=series, P=parallel

    1. B-S, N-OFF
    2. B-P, N-OFF
    3. N-S, B-OFF
    4. N-P, B-OFF
    5. B-S, N-S, AP, IP
    6. B-S, N-S, AP, OP
    7. B-S, N-S, AS, IP
    8. B-S, N-S, AS, OP
    9. B-P, N-S, AP, IP
    10. B-P, N-S, AP, OP
    11. B-P, N-S, AS, IP
    12. B-P, N-S, AS, OP
    13. B-S, N-P, AP, IP
    14. B-S, N-P, AP, OP
    15. B-S, N-P, AS, IP
    16. B-S, N-P, AS, OP
    17. B-P, N-P, AP, IP
    18. B-P, N-P, AP, OP
    19. B-P, N-P, AS, IP
    20. B-P, N-P, AS, OP

    When I say all series and all parallel, I mean that both pickups are in series or parallel with each other.

    I hope I didn't forget any.:D
  12. Navybass


    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    Only differences are mine doesn't have 2 preamps or the tone switch, and yours doesn't have a switch to put both pickups in series or parallel with each other.
  13. T40Chump


    Jul 12, 2008
    Plano, TX
    Most excellent sir! PM sent.
  14. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Wow, that reminds me of some of the things I concocted when I went through that phase (pun intended).
  15. newbold


    Sep 21, 2008
    I have wanted to do almost the same thing with my jazz bass but use pushpots for the switching.
  16. Navybass


    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    I've never left that phase. It seems to parallel my age. The older I get, the series of switches I put on a bass get's larger. :D
  17. Siegy


    Jun 28, 2007
    Central Neb.
    I can't say I like the white pickguard on that light of a wood, but it looks like a monster! (in a good way, of course)
  18. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.


    Interesting that the bridge pickup is so far back too.
  19. Navybass


    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    The verdict is still being deliberated on for the white pickguard. It's actually a bit more aged than what the pictures depict. The flash made it look whiter. Anyway, I was thinking of getting a black one, or a black pearl one, or maybe a gold anodized one.
  20. Woah. Impressive.

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