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ID: 095 A 2014 Modern Player 2.0 Jazz Bass Upgrade for 4-pickup coil instruments
This assembled and tested black acrylic upgrade for your 2014 Modern Player 2.0 Jazz Bass contains our high performance T4-Switch to give you 68 pickup tones on your instrument with two 4-wire humbucker pickups. Your input jack will be mounted in the lower edge of the body.
(for instruments with input jack mounted on control plate, use product #092)
This product is completely wired and contains our VT-2 Volume-Tone Control Assembly (wired for right-hand use) with metal knobs, a .047 mfd capacitor and input jack. Following the downloaded Installation Instructions it will take you about fifteen minutes to remove your existing control plate, connect your pickup wires to the solderless terminal strip — and a HUGE, expanded 68 pickup tone dimension will instantly open up to you. This product includes everything you need to install this upgrade into your right-hand or left-hand instrument.
It gives you two groups of three mini switches. One group controls two of the pickup coils, letting you turn each one on and off (both in normal phase and reverse phase) and also lets you select whether the two pickup coils will be in a parallel or series circuit. Putting pickup coils in a series circuit to create compound/humbucker heavy-metal pickup tones. The other group of three mini switches lets you control the other two pickup coils in the identical way already described. Connecting your pickup and input wires to this product uses a no-soldering-needed approach.
NOTE: Some instruments made in china may require minor body cavity routing because the body cavity may not be deep or wide enough to permit this product to be mounted flush.
Instruments That Can Be Upgraded
Instruments that can be upgraded with this product include (but is not limited to):
- 2014 Modern Player 2.0 Jazz Bass (with two 4-wire humbucker pickups and 5-position rotary switch)
- Any Jazz Bass or similar instrument with either two 4-wire humbucker pickups; or one 4-wire humbucker pickup and two single-coil pickups
Special Note: If your instrument contains any of the following items, our product does not include them:
- greasebucket circuit
- passing lane switch
- S-1 Switch
- push-push mini switch
- TBX or mid boost circuit
Here Is What Is Included
- One (ID: 095a) 2014 Modern Player 2.0 Jazz Bass Upgrade with our T4-Switch and VT-2 Volume-Tone Control Assembly
- 12" (30.48cm) insulated 22-gauge red wire (to extend existing wires if needed)
- 12" (30.48cm) insulated 22-gauge black wire (to extend existing wires if needed)
- 4 yellow/clear solderless crimp connectors (UY2)
- 2 grey wire nuts (71B)
- URL to download easy-to-follow instructions from our website Document Library
Tools You Need To Install This Product
You need the following tools (not supplied with purchase). Purchaser assumes all risk of liability with respect to the purchase, installation and use of this product.
- Wire cutters / wire strippers
- 5/64" (2mm) hex (allen) wrench for volume/tone knob set screws
- Small pliers
- Small phillips screwdriver, small straight slot screwdriver
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Shipping: All products are shipped via United States Postal Service. Allow 7-10 days for delivery. Shipping Details: Shipping generally occurs within three business days of payment.
Saturday, Sunday and postal holidays are not business days.
Notes: Ask questions before purchasing. Purchaser assumes all risk of liability with respect to the installation and use of these products.
This switching system cannot be used with active (battery-powered) pickups or pizeo pickups.
Active (i.e., battery-powered) pickups manufactured by Bartolini, EMG, Seymour Duncan, etc. will not work with our growing family of high performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products. These active pickups use a design that prevents any of the pickups from being put into series because it sends -9VDC back to the first pickup, shorting out the circuit. Although some manufacturers now sell "add on" products to give you some of the functionality that our products automatically provide, this design limits their versatility and increases the cost to the musician. Many people who have tried these products remove them because they are "too sterile sounding". Anything that uses batteries will likely go dead at a crucial time - like when you're performing or in the recording studio. Bill Lawrence was right when he said, "Batteries belong in flashlights."