Stock tone control for '85 Fender J (MIJ)?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by R Cadd, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. R Cadd

    R Cadd

    Jan 18, 2018
    I searched high and low but for some reason was unable to find a clear answer on here (although I have to believe it's been covered to death:)).

    I have a very nice '85 Fender J, MIJ. The previous owner had replaced the tone control with an EMG active, stack pot pre-amp. Since I already have the 'active' thing covered with my Ibanez, I'm toying with the idea of taking out the EMG (it's a p.i.t.a. to take the entire control plate off to replace the battery) and converting the bass back to passive. To that end, what are you're recommendations for a good quality replacement single knob tone control? Doesn't have to be a stock Fender product necessarily, but something high quality that would basically just drop right in?

    Also, is this a good time to replace the capacitor with an orange drop?
  2. PawleeP


    Oct 8, 2012
    East Coast
    just put an A250k alpha or bornes or cts [if it will fit] and a .047 cap on the end lug.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
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  3. bigtone23


    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
  4. R Cadd

    R Cadd

    Jan 18, 2018
    K, thanks.