#1
I've got this beat up old squire affinity J bass. and there are three knobs on the actual bass. One is like standarded tone, you know, none sounds like your beating a cardbord box and full makes it sound like a rubberband..but there are also 2 other knobs, when both are turned 'off' the bass doesnt make sound, and you can adjust them for different tones, my point here is, ive used them for so long but always wondered what they were called. please helpppp. this is my bass. http://theguitarreview.com/images/SquierJazzBassBodyClose.jpg thanks in advance.
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#2
By your description i would guess that each of the two knobs controls one pickup's volume.
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I thought J basses had 2 tone knobs (one for each pickup) and a volume?

If not then, yeah, they'll both be volume knobs.
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I thought J basses had 2 tone knobs (one for each pickup) and a volume?

If not then, yeah, they'll both be volume knobs.


2 Vol 1 Tone.

Unless it's an old concentric pot Jazz, in which case it's vol/tone vol/tone.

Which I prefer.
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#6
If you're looking at it from the front, with the jack on the left, the knob next to the jack is master tone, the next one is the bridge pickup volume, the furthest to the right is the neck pickup volume. This is how it works on basically every passive jazz bass.

Turning them both up full has a hum-canceling effect. Neck pickup solod sounds "woody" and thumpy like a P-bass, kind of. Bridge pickup solod is the trebly and twangy, more aggressive sound you might hear from players like geddy lee.
#7
oh thank chu! helps alot lol thanks
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