#1
i haven't done much work with bass guitars.. and this is the first time messing with a built in pre-amp.. I came here because im confused.. hoping some one will help..

okay im tryin to change pickups this is the diagram with the new pick up
http://www.bartolini.net/instructions/pickups/passive/switching/4cnd_sw1.htm
im trying to wire it to a 2 pos. switch showen on top.. whats the box for??

this here is the stock wiring. http://postimg.org/image/o6qrz14n5/

why is a passive pick-up wired to a 9volt??

can anyone explain how to wire this pickup?? please
#2
The Curbows have active pickups. It even says it right there on the stock wiring diagram. So it's going to be awkward adding a passive pickup, and it might not sound good. And there's no passive pickup hooked up to a 9 volt.

The 'box' on the top is the switch. It's a basic wiring diagram for an SPDT. It's what the bottom of the switch looks like.

Then you'd wire the hot/black wire coming off that switch to the white/brown wire shown in the stock wiring, and ground the other wire to the bass pot as shown.

Why are you doing all of this? The Curbow comes with a really good active Bartolini in it already.
#3
lol it does say active lol wow.. I feel more stupid... the pick-up that's in it now sounds good on the low end but as you move up theres not much high end.. if that makes sense.. pretty much It wounds like 1 end of the pick-up is working and there other end not so much..