Prewired P-Bass Assembly (Passive)
Professional Grade Prewired Precision Bass Assemblies.
his is because we use only the finest components you can put into an electric guitar. Upon installation of one of our professional grade custom wired assemblies, you will notice an improvement in both clarity and character, coupled with more reliability. Not only is this is because we use only the finest components available, but also because we have been wiring guitars and basses for over 20 years and know how to make them sound great. Every component is hand picked for tolerance. Every pot treated with Caig D5. Every sensitive connection insulated with heat shrink. Every solder joint solid and shiny. Every assembly custom ordered, and never mass produced. Every unit tested extensively.
- Top quality components including CRL switches, Switchcraft Jacks and CTS Pots
- All components treated with Caig DeOxit for long trouble free operation
- Choice of a variety of high-end capacitors
- Vintage style cloth wire
- Installation Instructions included
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Rothstein Guitars is an AUTHORIZED DEALER for all these manufacturers listed on this page which means any pickups you purchase purchase from us carries the full manufacturer's warranty.
LINDY FRALIN PICKUPS- These are absolutely fabulous pickups. We have installed these pickups in countless instruments and what is rather amazing is how consistently good they sound. They come as close to the pre-CBS Fender sound as you can find. We're talking amazing bite and growl!! They are wound by hand by Lindy and his staff in Richmond, VA.
CURTIS NOVAK PICKUPS- If you're looking for the highest quality hand-wound "boutique" pickups then check out Curtis Novak. Curt has been hand winding pickups for 20 years and has studied the methods of the masters. He is quite adept at "scatterwinding" which many feel is one of the secrets to great tone.
NORDSTRAND PICKUPS - These are amazingly toneful pickups. Carey Nordstand is an established manufacturer of fine high end basses, and a former employee of Suhr Guitars
SBE Orange Drop capacitors will be used by default at no extra charge, or for an upcharge you may select between Sozo NextGen Blue Molded, and VH Audio's V-CAP TONE series ultra high-end Paper in Oil. The price will vary depending upon which capacitor you select. Read about our capacitor choices here.
Tone Mod Option (MTB)
Alternatively, you may optionally select our MTB Mid-Scoop / Tone Switch option Read about this versatile tone control here. Mounted on a 500K push-pull pot.When the push-pull switch is down this functions as a standard tone control which cuts highs. When the switch is in the up position it becomes a mid-sucker that scoops mids as you turn the knob counterclockwise whichs work great for slapping.
SOUND CLIP: Here is a sound clip of this control used in a Jazz Bass recorded by pro bassist Tony Senatore. Tony played a Mexican Jazz bass equipped with Nordstrand NJ4 pickups along with one of our JX5 prewired harness with the mid-scoop/tone switch. The sound clip plays the same 2 bar slap phrase 3 times :
- The first time the slap phrase is played in full treble mode
- The second time the same phrase is played in full bass mode. In other words, the push-pull switch is in the "down" position and the tone knob is rolled almost all the way down (to about 1).
- The third time the phrase is played in mid-cut mode and you will notice how the slaps and pops really jump out. To arrive at this setting, the push-pull switch is in the "up" positino and the tone knob is rolled almost all the way down (to about 1).
If you purchase a setup of pickups from us along with your prewired kit, optionally, we can wire your assembly and pickups with pin and socket connectors, thus eliminating the need for you to solder. The pins and sockets are color-coded, so all you will need to do is match the colors and connect corresponding male and female connectors.