Hello Bassenthusiasts, tl;dr: The title says it all, finally. ......GO or NO ? in case you want to read more: / my point and query: i want to reshape the body, for studio, sitting in the chair uses, thus would it be helpful, at least for a first take, to just throw out any electronics, since i want to cut off the body, exactly where these parts are placed my wish/plan: wire the pup *directly" to the out jack ! maybe just a on-off switch inbetween, nothing else. Is there anything speaking against it ? ( i do not need "these" controls. An on-off switch will do ) Its a *very cheap* 4 string Bass, one P-pickup. Volume + Tone control, passiv. I might give that Bass a better P-pup, like the "Fender pure vintage 63", or a duncan quarter puond....... my signal chain: The bass goes to: Empress comp - Oracle pre, so i have plenty of gain shape options there. the stock electronics is anyway poopie as fu...ooops Nobody needs such.