Need help DIY preamp bypass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by studimaster, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. studimaster


    Apr 14, 2009
    I'd like to bypass the active electronics on a deluxe fender jazz V, I do not need tone or volume control, just the pickups straight to the amp with the help of a switch so I can still go active.
    Any ideas or experiences.
  2. studimaster


    Apr 14, 2009

    Cool, thanks, have an idea as where to get a little toggle like this ?
  3. Everyone sells DPDT On/On switches and push/pull pots.
  4. sprocket123

    sprocket123 Guest

    Feb 15, 2012
    I guess Allparts & such , StewMac , SGD also has some
  5. studimaster


    Apr 14, 2009
    I tried it straight up direct and wow it finally sounds like a jazz bass !
    Anyway I might try to change the preamp altogether, I was thinking audere ?
    The fender preamp is really not to my taste, not that it's bad but it is not very versatile and apart for the bass control, the rest is useless.
  6. Any pre you stick in there will take away from the authentic jazz bass tone. Why don't you just do passive VVT, and see what you think? You could always go back.
  7. studimaster


    Apr 14, 2009
    I think that's what I will do, the other option is putting in a relatively affordable bassmods preamp, they are well regarded and seem underestimated.