OBP-2 Concentric Pot Wiring

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Meg Learmonth, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Meg Learmonth

    Meg Learmonth Guest

    Oct 28, 2017
    Hi all :)

    I've searched the forums for quite a while and I can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for so here I am, yet again adding to the pile of pre-amp wiring questions... Sorry!

    Here's my query:

    My current bass build has Aguilar 4 string PJ passive pickups. I'm going to install the Aguilar OBP-2 preamp too so I'll have the option to run it active or passive with a DPDT on-on switch.

    I'd like to have a concentric pot to control the bass/treble to save some space as I'm not too keen on having a cluttered setup. The Aguilar diagram says it needs a "Dual 50k Lin." concentric knob - Does this mean that the whole stack is 100k, or that they both add up to 50k?

    Also, when running passive will I be able to change the tone using these knobs or will I have to install a passive tone knob too?

    I've attached my wiring diagram I've made, bit awful but you get the jist!

    Hopefully I've explained myself well without rambling on! Thanks for your help!
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  3. Meg Learmonth

    Meg Learmonth Guest

    Oct 28, 2017
  4. I’m not familiar with the Aguilar pre’s. They could have a feature to let that work but, as far as I know, you’ll need a separate passive tone control that is, presumably, only in the passive part of the circuit.

    Also, if the DPDT switch in the bottom right is the preamp bypass I think it’s drawn wrong but, again, Aggies could have something I don’t know about.
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  5. Meg Learmonth

    Meg Learmonth Guest

    Oct 28, 2017
    Thanks for the help! I've tried to scrounge together my wiring from Aguilar's here - http://www.aguilaramp.com/wp-content/uploads/wiring-diagram-obp-2-v2.pdf
  6. Ok. I was mistaken. Now that I looked closer at the diagram, the switch, as on their website, is right. I was stuck in the way I would wire the switch and misinterpreted their diagram at first.
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  7. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    Yes, just wired like a passive jazz bass.

    A dual-ganged pot is not the same as a dual concentric.
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