#1
i have a body im working on but it has a battery route in it
what is it for?
what do i have to do to use it?
sorry for the insanely noobish questions
Telecaster bass :
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[x]body
[x]neck
[x]humbucker
[x]jazz pup
[x]split p pups
[x]hardware
[x]bridge
[x]pickguard
[ ]finish/paint
[x]wiring/electronics
#3
its a telecaster bass im building i bought the body because it was telebass shape and it had the routes for jass pickups and a humbucker.
would the type of pickups i put in it matter?
Telecaster bass :
FINALLY PLAYABLE!
[x]body
[x]neck
[x]humbucker
[x]jazz pup
[x]split p pups
[x]hardware
[x]bridge
[x]pickguard
[ ]finish/paint
[x]wiring/electronics
#4
i didnt even know they made telecaster basses. the battery route could be for a tone booster sort of thing idk. got any pictures?
#5
i cant get pics up
stupid computer isnt connecting anything
but its a gotoh battery pack thing that goes into the back of the body
and the red and green wires run from a hold from there to the control cavity
Telecaster bass :
FINALLY PLAYABLE!
[x]body
[x]neck
[x]humbucker
[x]jazz pup
[x]split p pups
[x]hardware
[x]bridge
[x]pickguard
[ ]finish/paint
[x]wiring/electronics
Last edited by killcram187 at Oct 24, 2009,
#6
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i have a body im working on but it has a battery route in it
what is it for?
To hold batteries.

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what do i have to do to use it?
Install active pickups or a preamp. Anything that requires a battery, really. Or just leave it unused. w/e.
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#7
well i kind of am almost 100% sure of which pickups i want
so by getting the preamp whow would this affect the control set up?
Telecaster bass :
FINALLY PLAYABLE!
[x]body
[x]neck
[x]humbucker
[x]jazz pup
[x]split p pups
[x]hardware
[x]bridge
[x]pickguard
[ ]finish/paint
[x]wiring/electronics
#8
Quote by killcram187
well i kind of am almost 100% sure of which pickups i want
so by getting the preamp whow would this affect the control set up?


as he says, you don't have to use it but if you get an active EQ curcit (the most common sort of active curcuit on a bass) it basically gives you the advantage of being able to set up different tones without having to go to your amp to adjust the EQ. It also increases the output of the set frequencies if you have it set up that way.
EH


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Last edited by eddiehimself at Oct 25, 2009,
#9
so what kind of control knobs would i more than likely have if i get a preamp?
Telecaster bass :
FINALLY PLAYABLE!
[x]body
[x]neck
[x]humbucker
[x]jazz pup
[x]split p pups
[x]hardware
[x]bridge
[x]pickguard
[ ]finish/paint
[x]wiring/electronics
#10
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so what kind of control knobs would i more than likely have if i get a preamp?
It all depends on the preamp. some are on a circuit board attached to a mini-toggle switch. Flip the switch on and it enables a boost in the signal level. Flip the switch off and the boost is bypassed.

Some preamps are just a circuit board. You use a mini-toggle or the push-pull switch on a pot that's used for some other function in your guitar wiring, like the volume or tone control. But the same sort of bypass or boost situation.

Some preamps use a rotary switch to select different functions.

Some have more than one pot. Like maybe gain, treble, and bass.
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#11
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so what kind of control knobs would i more than likely have if i get a preamp?


it depends really. I got an active EQ for my bass which is 3 band semi parametric mids and it has 4 knobs but on 2 concentric pots so it looks quite clean. You can get eqs with 2-4 knobs anyway. Then if you have 2 pickups in your bass instead of having 2 volume controls think about getting a volume and a balance control which is a bit better for active basses really.
EH


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#12
do i even NEED active pickups at all to use a pre amp. if an SD QP jazz bridge pickup and dimarzio DP127s (which i believe are both passive) and combine thoe with the allready existing telebass humbucker would i be able to use that with this preamp??
http://www.bestbassgear.com/btb-01-preamp.htm
Telecaster bass :
FINALLY PLAYABLE!
[x]body
[x]neck
[x]humbucker
[x]jazz pup
[x]split p pups
[x]hardware
[x]bridge
[x]pickguard
[ ]finish/paint
[x]wiring/electronics
Last edited by killcram187 at Oct 28, 2009,
#13
Quote by killcram187
do i even NEED active pickups at all to use a pre amp. if an SD QP jazz bridge pickup and dimarzio DP127s (which i believe are both passive) and combine thoe with the allready existing telebass humbucker would i be able to use that with this preamp??
http://www.bestbassgear.com/btb-01-preamp.htm


No you don't need active pickups to run a pre-amp, apart from EMG "systems" which are EMG pickup only. Most other preamps will work fine with any sort of pickup.
EH


"Show me war; show me pestilence; show me the blood-red hands of retribution..."
#14
thank you sooo much sirs you have saved me hours of insane headaches figuring this crap out
eventuall once im done buying a new amp ill start up a thread on my custom tele bass
Telecaster bass :
FINALLY PLAYABLE!
[x]body
[x]neck
[x]humbucker
[x]jazz pup
[x]split p pups
[x]hardware
[x]bridge
[x]pickguard
[ ]finish/paint
[x]wiring/electronics