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Premium Wiring Kit for Jazz Bass

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Premium Wiring Kit for Jazz Bass

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Premium Wiring Kit for Jazz Bass

About This Item

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)


Instructions

Product Instructions

Wiring for Jazz Bass

Wiring diagram for a Jazz bass.

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5.0

Squier Bass

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The original wires and pods were junk in my bass. Highly recommend these to anyone having a cheaper bass.

5.0

Always best quality 

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Looked for less expensive parts, but the quality was not there.

5.0

Easy to use this kit

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Everything you need to quickly prepare the Jazz bass control plate makes it worth the price.

3.0

Great basic kit for a bass!

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It's a great start to upgrading a bass. Stew-Mac needs to allow upgrades on checkout, better caps (I used a Hoveland film capacitor that I have hoarded) like oil filled or film caps. They also should allow for the selection of different output jacks. The one in the bass kit wouldn't work as it was for a thin instal. I had a Washburn base with a reaf pocket like a Les Paul, so I needed long or barrel jack. I used the original jack after testing it for continuity and retention.
IMHO
Wayne
Daytona Beach

4.0

Good product,...provided a bit of a challenge!

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This kit was definitely not made to fit the Japanese made Fender Aerodyne Jazz bass. Some workshop engineering and creative thinking was required to install and wire up this kit. Had to be careful with some of the fraying shielding not making contact with any of the pot's solder lugs. All said and done, the result was a fantastic sounding J-Bass

5.0

Nice one

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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.

5.0

Great improvement for the money

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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.

5.0

Measure your existing pots first!

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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!

5.0

proaxe > pro'd.... lol

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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!

4.0

Good value for money.

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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!

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