P-Bass electronics upgrade kit

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  1. ES330

    ES330 Supporting Member

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    Any recommendations on P-Bass electronic upgrade kits ??

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Killed_by_Death

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    Get two 500K Ohm CTS pots & a Switchcraft jack, DIY
    use the original wires & capacitor
     
  3. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

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    500k pots if you want a slightly brighter sound than stock. 250k if you want original spec (both pots are audio taper with solid shafts). A .047uf ceramic disc cap is vintage spec but any cap with the proper value will do; a .1uf cap is darker sounding when you roll back the tone control and found on some 50's/early 60's p basses. Remember that most of these components have resistance/capacitance tolerances of +/- 20% with the more premium parts having +/- 10% tolerance.

    If you like kits that take out the guesswork and use top-shelf (perhaps overkill) components and you don't mind paying a premium, the folks at RS Guitarworks do a very nice job.

    https://rs-guitarworks.myshopify.co...intage-precision-bass-electronics-upgrade-kit
     
  4. logdrum

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    If you are looking for pickup upgrade and maybe even an active pre-amp. it will run you min 200. https://www.bestbassgear.com/

    Passive electronics for P bass https://www.bestbassgear.com/prewired-for-p-bass-passive-harness-volume-tone.htm or https://www.bestbassgear.com/richter-pb-vt.htm

    Prewired Bartolini active preamp: https://www.bestbassgear.com/bartolini-2-2ap-preamp.htm

    Pickups for P

    https://www.bestbassgear.com/precision-bass.htm?p=1 65-300 The Geezer Butlers are great

    I am not affiliated with them. Just like them. I hope this gives you an idea
     

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