Premium Wiring Kit for Jazz Bass

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All of the wire and components you need to wire a 2-pickup guitar or bass.

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Premium Wiring Kit for Jazz Bass

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All of the wire and components you need to wire a 2-pickup guitar or bass.

Jazz Basses® don't use a selector switch to control what pickup is active, they use two volume controls that allow you to blend the pickups together. Here's what you need for wiring those pickups into your J-bass! All the parts, plus a diagram to show you how.

The premium kit features cloth-covered push-back wire — the right wire for Fender and vintage-style guitar circuitry. The pots in this kit are upgraded to CTS brand for longer life and a smoother, more accurate response.

This setup can be used for basses and guitars, or you can add a selector switch (sold separately) for added flexibility.

Wiring kit for Jazz Bass includes

  • Output jack
  • 250K CTS control pots (3)
  • .047uF Orange Drop capacitor
  • Non-shielded cloth-insulated push-back circuit wire: 22 AWG, white, 12" long
  • Non-shielded cloth-insulated push-back circuit wire: 22AWG, black, 24" long
  • Shielded braided push-back circuit wire: 22 AWG, 12" long
  • Wiring diagram

Be sure your control knobs will fit!
CTS pots have a fine-knurled 24-spline split shaft.


CTS control pot specifications
Shaft diameter 0.235" (5.95mm) split shaft, fine knurling
Thread 3/8" x 32
Threaded portion height 3/8" (9.52mm)
Required mounting hole diameter    3/8" (9.52mm)


Product Instructions

Wiring for Jazz Bass

Wiring diagram for a Jazz bass.

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Nice one

By MickBass from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 21, 2014


Very hand piece of kit, plenty of wire, pots nice and solid with plenty of range. HAd to redrill control plate as mine had the nasty alpha size pots. Only thing I would wish for, that CTS would put a solder lug on the case of the pots, asways a bit wary of putting too much heat on them. Good buy.

Great improvement for the money

By jfw from Michigan
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 19, 2013


I installed the premium kit on a new Squier VM Jazz Bass. The only thing I had to modify is the control plate; the holes for the controls were just barely too small for the knobs to fit through, so I had to dremel them to make the holes larger . . . after re-wiring it sounds SO MUCH BETTER! I recommend this to anyone that has a Squier J Bass.

Measure your existing pots first!

By PetersReviews from California
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 13, 2013


I purchased this to upgrade the wiring in a Squier bass and it actually improved the sound a bit over the cheap factory wiring. The only downside is that these are full size pots so they were bigger than the tiny factory pots so I had to rout a larger control cavity. If you're sure this will fit in your bass, you're golden. If you have small pots, you may have to enlarge the cavity, something preferably left for a pro. Either way, worth the money!

proaxe > pro'd.... lol

By SevenOz from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 04, 2012


This wiring kit turned a piece of junk into a beast! Cheap asian pj bass...in smexy purple, had pots falling apart etc. Other than having to do a little cavity routing surgery, these CTS pots fit perfectly, even though they were 3x the size of the old ones! I cant solder to save my life but it worked perfectly... love that push back wiring too. All in all far exceeded my expectations for this project. Thanks Stewmac!

Good value for money.

By Dingobass from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 02, 2012


Used these on my kit build jazz bass, improved the sound of the Golden age pups I installed immeasurably. The only problem I encountered was that when I wired them to the specs supplied I got a nasty hum.. so I rewired to the classic config and problem solved. Not blaming Stewmac for this, as this is my first foray into build your own I probably messed up!

Great upgrade for most basses

By PetersReviews from California
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 14, 2011


If your bass cost less than $500, there's a good chance that these parts will improve your tone. I was surprised to hear such an improvement since I was just hoping to eliminate pot crackle and a cheap jack. The only possible downside is that the pots are larger than the cheap ones in many import basses. I had to rout a larger cavity for them to fit in my Fender PJ bass but when I was done it was well worth it! The only downside is that I would've liked just a few more inches of wire.

Wiring Kit 4 Jazz Bass

By SvS Guitars
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 30, 2011


The best wiring kit out there at the best price. Easy to use, easy to install û the perfect choice for any guitar builder.

Nice item!

By Pornpot from BKK Thailand
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 17, 2011


It's plain & simple, very easy to work with.

Solid

By clsimonet from Houston, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 30, 2011


I installed the kit with no soldering experience. The kit is outstanding and brings out clear tone in my bass.

Quality parts at an affordable price.

By stfuente from San Luis Obispo, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 13, 2011


This wiring kit went into a Fender Jazz Bass that has had everything changed. It sounds great. The wiring kit has better potentiometers than the stock Fender ones. Plenty of wiring and a good input jack make this kit the best out there. I will order from Stewart-MacDonald whenever I need electrical parts for an instrument. Thank you!

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