Which of these Jazz Bass wiring kits should I buy?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Keef, Aug 24, 2005.


  1. Keef

    Keef

    Jul 3, 2003
    Hollywood, CA
    Your advice, please:

    StewMac has THIS SET for $18.98

    GuitarElectronics.com has THIS SET for $15.95

    The StewMac set comes with wire; the GuitarElectronics one does not.

    Also, the GuitarElectronics set comes with TWO capacitors, while the StewMac set only has ONE capacitor. It's got me a little bit confused.

    I will be using this in my new SX Jazz bass, which is great but has crummy pots.

    Many thanks,

    ~ Keef

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  2. Keef

    Keef

    Jul 3, 2003
    Hollywood, CA
    Anybody?

    I just need to know which set to purchase (whether I need two capacitors).

    Anybody have the answer? Pretty please? I'd really like to get this SX up and running.

    Many thanks in advance,

    ~ Keef

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  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    either will work fine. Without knowing the tone cap values, I don't know why there's two in the guitarelectronics.com one. Maybe one is a spare in case you mis-solder one? Or maybe the caps are different values for you to experiment.
     
  4. Keef

    Keef

    Jul 3, 2003
    Hollywood, CA
    Thanks a million, David! That's all I needed to know!

    ~ Keef

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  5. Aerolithe

    Aerolithe

    Jan 23, 2005
    Columbia, MO
    Those two capacitors have different physical sizes, and while its hardly a scientific measurement, that usually means either different voltage handling or different value. And since a pickup by no means pushes the limits of an average capacitor (25-50 volts), I'd say those are different values.