need wiring diagram for bass with preamp

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by wishIhad6finger, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. wishIhad6finger


    Nov 6, 2005
    Hey evrybody I'm looking for a wiring diagram for a bass that I'm building. The bass is going to have bartolini pickups and then it has a preamp that came with the body that I bought. The body that I bought is a Hartke vaccaro XL4 bass body,so I need a diagram for passive pickups with active electronics. Ive serched google could find anything so any help will be aprishiated. Thanks
  2. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    Given the assumption the preamp is intact in the body then it should already be wired either with or without pickups. That means, at worse, only the pickups need to be wired to the volumes or blend control. Go to and look under their preamp diagrams for those connections. If the existing pups are still wired then you'd just run the Barts to the associated connections (hot to hot/ground to ground)

    If the Hartke preamp is not intact you might go to the Hartke site and see what you can find. Manufacturer preamps are a bit of a world of their own and to my know there's no way to determine what goes to where without a diagram if it's in octopus format.
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    there's no one diagram to do what you say, it depends entirely on what model of preamp you have. What model preamp is it?