wiring help!!!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by stroy05, Aug 15, 2001.

  1. stroy05

    stroy05 Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Basses, Noble Amps, Aguilar Amps, JHAudio Inears
    here's the scoop. I just ordered new Aero Instrument Jazz pickups for my Zon. I am wanting this bass to be a passive bass but I want to option to use the active electronics in the bass.

    For the passive settings

    active settinge

    I think it would work if I add a switch between the passive circuit and the output jack so that it can lead to the active circuit then to the output jack.

    Help!!! what are your thoughts?

  2. CS


    Dec 11, 1999

    rickbass1 may be able to help you try a PM if no one answers after a while
  3. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I'm a little confused...how many holes ya' got in the
    top? I mean for the volume and tone pots. Are there
    four or six? Did you maybe mean somethin' like...



    I was askin' so you could minimize the amount of drilling
    into the top. Say, fer instance, you've got four holes for
    the controls. If there's enough depth in the control cavity,
    you could use a pot with an attached DPDT switch for one
    of the volume controls and use it for the active/passive switch --


    Here's a link to the PDF schematic of an old G&L 2000 (click).
    It ain't exactly what you're lookin' for, but you might get
    a few ideas :).

    Also, there's the pre-wired Carvin 501B Active/Passive
    Bass Module for ~$80. It requires 5 holes, and there are
    two circuit boards hard-wired to the pots. In other words, the
    hole pattern on your bass has to match the physical layout
    of the module. You might get around this with some lead wire(s)
    to the four pots and mounting the PCB's with stand-offs.