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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.

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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)

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Premium Wiring Kit for Jazz Bass
Premium Wiring Kit for Jazz Bass
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5 4-21-2014
Nice one

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.

MickBass  UK Read my reviews (3)
5 3-19-2013
Great improvement for the money

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.

jfw  Michigan Read my reviews (2)
5 1-13-2013
Measure your existing pots first!

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!

PetersReviews  California Read my reviews (2)
5 8-04-2012
proaxe > pro'd.... lol

This wiring kit turned a piece of junk into a beast! Cheap asian pj 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!

SevenOz  Perth, Australia
4 3-02-2012
Good value for money.

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!

Dingobass  Perth, Australia Read my reviews (76)
5 11-27-2011
home made jazz

I used this jazz kit and my home made fretless jazz bass sounds awesome / incredible / fab / etc. Thanks stu. bassman

fretlessF  joliet,il
5 9-14-2011
Great upgrade for most basses

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.

PetersReviews  California Read my reviews (2)
5 7-30-2011
Wiring Kit 4 Jazz Bass

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

SvS Guitars  Read my reviews (2)
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5 7-17-2011
Nice item!

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

Pornpot  BKK Thailand Read my reviews (2)
5 6-30-2011

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

clsimonet  Houston, TX Read my reviews (2)
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