P bass straight to Passive bass and treble

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by DrewMcDrew, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. DrewMcDrew


    Aug 1, 2011
    I have a lower end P-style bass. It's a Lyon by Washburn.

    I have had all kinds of Jack troubles, so I want to replace the jack. Since this is a backup bass, I want to experiment a little.

    I personally prefer the tone of the bass at full volume, so I was wandering if there is any way that I can wire the bass to bypass a volume knob, but include a passive treble and bass cut.

    I have never worked with wiring before, so good descriptions, perhaps even diagrams would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thank you in advance!
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    look for G&L diagrams.

    they have a passive volume, tone (treble cut) and bass cut knobs.

    (although i have to say that with a passive bass, there's no point at all in a bass-cut knob!)
  3. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    I could see useing some bass cut if your P pup is in neck position and your wanting to give it a more bridge position type voicing. But Id have to reccomend concidering a good inexpensive 2 band active eq preamp instead. If you later sell the bass you could remove the preamp and turn it back to passive tone.
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