Passive control settings for JB

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Fantomaz, Oct 31, 2001.

  1. Fantomaz


    Oct 24, 2001
    Brussels Belgium
    I thought this could become an interesting thread...

    To all you Passive JB users, what control settings do u use for different styles ex:

    for the Jaco sound: neck vol = OFF
    brigde vol = FULL
    tone = 3/4 OFF

  2. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    I tend to just put the knobs all the way up mostly. That explains why my tone sounds like crap.

    For anything with a pick, I put the bridge pickup at about 1/3 and leave the neck at full, kinda like a cheap P-style, I guess :p .
  3. On my Reverend Rumblefish, which has the J-bass set up, I usually run both volumes and the tone wide open. But I have found lately that I really like the tone with the bridge pickup rolled off.
  4. neptune


    Feb 2, 2001
    This is what I've used for years on my 62 J.

    Fingerstyle: Neck pickup rolled down about 1/4 inch, bridge pickup full.
    Slap: Neck pickup full, bridge pickup rolled down about 1/4 inch. Tone knob maxxed (full treble) at all times.
  5. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    On both my P's and J's I turn the knobs up all the way.
  6. bassboat


    Sep 27, 2001
    Jazz bass with single coil pick-up's= Both up all the way. Can't hang with the single coil hum. This way the pick-ups are humbucking as a set.