Why didn't they just use a PCB?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Axtman, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Axtman

    Axtman Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I am restoring the wiring to a G&L L2000 Tribute bass that I got as a parts bass. They must have gotten a deal on wire because there is a ton of extra length. I am tempted to rewire the whole bass with shorter wires.

    This got me thinking. Why didn't this bass and other bass have a printed circuit board instead of a rats nest of wires. It seems it would be easier to produce with less labor. Plus with very accurate CNC machines the hole alignment for the controls would not be a problem.
  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    The U.S.ones do have a PCB, but just for the pre-amp.
    I assume they want to make it as user-servicable as possible.