I have several Ibanez SRX basses and love them. That being said, I have no real use for an active EQ on a bass so I want to make it passive. I wired the pickups to the output to check the tone that way and it was actually better than with the electronics in. (By better I mean the waveform was more consistent without spikes and by ear the spikes turned out to be boomy peaks) Alright, so here is what I want to do. I want for on/off toggle switches - 2 switches to turn each pickup on and off, and 2 switches to go between bright and dark on each pickup (think tone knob maxed/cut aka bright/dark). I know that will sound crazy to some, but I don't use a volume knob except to mute my bass, and I usually only use a tone knob in the max position or all the way down. This brings me back to not needing active electronics... The only pot I would use is the treble to cut treble sorta like a tone knob being turned down. All this being said, should your standard .047 cap attached to the tone switches work like a tone knob only allowing maximum/minimum tone and would I need any resistors for the volume switches to mimic the vol pots, or since I already did the straight from pickup to output test and liked it, then I am assuming resistors to replicate the pot aren't really needed. I am really just fielding suggestions to completely understand everything before proceeding.