When i clean my bass with a little cotton cloth there is so much dust that collects near the pick guard and I assume this may be because of the grounding issue? That should work but I am anal about grounds so I would solder a ground wire from pot can to pot can to pot can and then to the ground lug on the jack. It has bigger bottom and more clarity. Of course, active systems need a power source. Your images can be real photos or illustrations or both. That bass as two volume controls. Because of Harmony Central, I have been able to share my experiences about the Marcus Miller bass with players all over the world by email. The result of this gives true passive tone in passive mode.
Everything does what it should. In your bass it appears that the main ground connection to all pots and the output jack is being supplied by the control plate. It buffers the noise pop when the active switch is engaged. The same is true if the larger pot is connected to the bridge pickup. The output is more, the passive mode is definitely passive and the bass sounds much better when each pickup is played individually. Basses have been made this way for well over 60 years, and you hear the passive bass sound in most of the music released during that time.
That's the only thing I can see different to the Duncan wiring diagram. Typically, white wire is used for hot and black for ground. All are valid ways of doing things, and while bassists may the merits of each system, the good news is that we have choices. Only some part numbers and parts sources changed. An additional battery can be added for extra headroom for a strong sounding 18 volt signal! I'll have to find a soldering iron now :scowl: Did you buy the bass used? Stewart-MacDonald wiring kits contain black and white non-shielded wire, plus shielded coaxial cable.
The output of the preamp isn't as loud, but it was designed that way because that's the way Marcus's bass really is. Thanks, looking at the wiring the neck volume pot has 3 black cables coming of it, looks like one is connected to the bridge pickup for some strange reason. The Preamps Blackouts Bass Preamp The was originally developed for use with the Blackouts for Bass pickups, but makes a versatile 2-band preamp for any passive pickups. The Aguilar hum-canceling pickups feature a split-coil design that allows you to get any pickup level combination without 60-cycle hum — all while retaining the natural, organic tone of your bass. Cort brand basses today are very well regarded. For short connections between components, use standard non-shielded wire. Before the Cort endorsement he gigged a Line 6 Variax making him the only person I ever saw playing one in a gig situation.
Would i ruin my bass if i change the whole electronics of the bass? Do not disconnect the resistor on the output jack. At those two key points all points are basically the same. I confess I have not checked for this on mine because both pickups are plenty loud enough and I don't care how well they are balanced. Hello sorry if this has been posted before, I had a search and couldn't find anything. In other words, it doesn't matter if the stronger pot is in the neck or the weaker pot is in the neck position. Once Cor-Tek launched their own Cort brand Cor-Tek has been known primarily as Cort, but so far as I know the official name for the company is still Cor-Tek.
A 5-knob system 1 concentric pot gives you the power you need for the active pickups, and includes bass, mid, treble controls, a blend knob, and master volume. If you need help understanding this documentation after your purchase,. It looks normal to me. We do not sell the preamp prewired in this manner, but for those who want to have all the options we offer this diagram. Dig in with a pick or your fingers! The modified Marcus Miller bass sounds very much improved.
As already stated, it doesn't matter where the black wires go, as long as they go to ground. Help Can you explain me in a detailed fashion what switch does what exactly? And it all can be traced back to Jack Westheimer looking for a way to keep building good quality guitars on the cheap in the early 1970's. The resistance of the treble pot measured 467 kohms, and the resistance of the bass pot measured 437 kohms. Looks like they've wired the black wire for the bridge pickup to the neck tone pot, duh. Posted on May 16, 2016 by Peter By Dave Eichenberger In electric basses, there are basically haha three different ways to design a pickup system. I personally have a Fender-Marcus Miller jazz bass wiring diagram that shows the battery connection wired correctly.
We offer a variety of styles and finishes to upgrade your existing tuning key to a detuner or start a fresh build. Westheimer realized before about anyone else that Japanese manufacturing would soon become prohibitively expensive and sought to move his manufacturing into another emerging market with lower labor overhead. This can hit the amp harder, for a harder sound, and overdrive the input of many amps in a pleasing way. I want to go see them again when they come to Charleston next month. I own that bass for 5 years and I just give it to a luthier, in order to get a sadowsky preamp in it, so that I will have a tone control! The pots were old, had bad solder joints, and were the wrong value.