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Squier Active Jazz Deluxe slap switch

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jcburn, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Hello folks - I know these basses have been covered a fair bit but for the current owners can anyone tell me in which position is the slap switch off (i.e EQ flat)? Imagine the bass is strapped on - switched towards the bridge or switched towards the neck?
  2. What do your ears tell you?

  3. RickRocks


    Apr 17, 2011
    Western KY, USA
    Towards the neck is off on mine. And you should be able to tell from the punchy high gain tone...
  4. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Towards to bridge (or out of the body, as some tend to say...)
    is engaged and midscooped.

    But... yes: what are your ears tellin' you?

  5. My ears tell me that towards to bridge sounds scooped, and maybe a little thin sounding, however towards the neck is way too muddy/boomy.
    I guess I asked to get an idea before I had a chance to play in a live setting. I did this last night and got a great tone for rock/metal with the switch towards the bridge and just bumping in some low mids around 340hz. Killer. Bright, just right amount of low end thump and enough mids to be heard without being overbearing.
  6. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I was actually wondering the same thing. To me the switch sounds almost like an active/passive selector. But yeah, "slap" contour settings usually imply a mid scoop (which I find weird as I prefer to maintain some mids when I slap).
  7. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    My ears tell me neither position is inherently better for slap.
  8. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Does my Fender Jazz have a slap switch? I would like to try it.