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Jazz Bass wiring

Post by foal30 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:08 pm

Hi I need to wire up a control plate into a Fender Jazz

Any ideas on exactly what I should be getting?
I found www.tonelounge.co.nz but haven't heard back from him
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Re: Jazz Bass wiring

Post by joppo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:51 pm

Can help you Foal, but need a bit more information. Is it the normal single coil pickups and passive vol/vol/tone control plate?

Also, assuming it the stock configuration, you can change the tone quite a bit by the capacitor you use. Do you know what you have on the control plate?

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Re: Jazz Bass wiring

Post by foal30 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:03 pm

Yes it's an early '70s Fender Nev

V V T
032367
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304-7230

On the tone pot is a plastic(?) thing
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Post by foal30 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:04 pm

Input jack says switchcraft
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Re: Jazz Bass wiring

Post by foal30 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:05 pm

The pickups are singlecoils
Just normal Fender from 1970's
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Re: Jazz Bass wiring

Post by joppo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:56 am

Will post a picture tonight with the wiring. Can you tell me what colours the wires from the pickups are? Are the white and black?

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Re: Jazz Bass wiring

Post by cjj » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:36 pm

The "plastic thing" is the tone capacitor, a 0.22uF (microfarad), likely 200 volt, but the voltage rating doesn't matter.

If you need any electronics help, let me know, it's what I do to support my bass habit...
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Re: Jazz Bass wiring

Post by joppo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:26 pm

Here is a photo of an old Jazz bass control plate which you can see all of the wiring. The silver thing with "Tone factory" on it is the capacitor I replced the little "plastic thing" with. On my Jazz bass, each pickup had a white (live) wire and a black (earth) wire. The earths are just soldered onto the case of the appropriate pot, but everything is earthed together, so it doesn't really matter where you earth it.

For the live wire, connects to the centre lug on the pot - neck p/u to the front pot and bridge pickup to the middle pot. In the photo, the top lug is earthed onto the case, and the bottom lugs are connected together, so there shouldn't be any other wires going the lug that you put the pickup wire onto.
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Hopefully that answers your question. If not, post a photo of your control plate and we'll be able to sort it.

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Post by foal30 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:36 pm

Cheers lads

I'll have a look tomorrow
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Post by foal30 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:36 am

The wires are black and white.
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Post by foal30 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:37 am

Thanks for the offer CJJ

I will not be installing or soldering anything myself. :lol:
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Re: Jazz Bass wiring

Post by foal30 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:45 am

The NZRS does not stock any wire for this type of job
Nev where did you get your supplies from?
I'm keen to use whatever Fender did which I think is what www.tonelounge.co.nz have but it not look the same as what's currently in thus Bass
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Re: Jazz Bass wiring

Post by joppo » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:07 pm

I try www.guitarparts.co.nz first, and www.stewmac.com if they don’t have it. How much do you need. I might have enough for your re-wire sitting around in scraps. I assume you are after the vintage cloth covered wire?

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Post by foal30 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:13 pm

Yes the cloth covered stuff Fender uses
I don't know how much I need but more than 1 entire Jazz Bass would be prudent

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Re: Jazz Bass wiring

Post by joppo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:12 pm

I have 35cm of white and 45cm of black 'vintage' cloth covered wired, both in single pieces. That should be enough to completely rewire a Jazz bass control panel. You are welcome to it if you want it. PM me you postal address if you want it

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