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ID: 098 — Classic Vibe Bass VI Upgrade

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T3 Upgrade

S3 Upgrade

T3 Upgrade Wiring

S3 Upgrade Wiring

Product Description

This Brown Tortoise acrylic Classic Vibe Bass VI Upgrade is for 3-pickup coil instruments. There are two options; The T3-Switch option gives you 13 pickup tones, and the S3-Switch option gives you 35 pickup tones.

Now you can Soup Up your Classic Vibe Bass VI to get more pickup tone power and also increase your creativity and versatility with additional fresh new pickup tones.

Your stock bass is designed to give you a modest and inadequate 7 pickup tones. Don't you think it's worth a few dollars more to get a Grand Canyon Wide range of up to 35 Blues, Jazz, Metal, Surf, Country — plus the dozens of new and different pickup tones your stock bass simply cannot produce?

These upgrades give you those elusive "spaghetti western" tones that are IMPOSSIBLE to get from your stock instrument.

These EZ Install high performance upgrades give you the ultimate in performance at the lowest cost.

Customer Comments:
"After installing this upgrade in my bass, I stayed up all night playing it." — Alvin Sears

"I am SO pleased with the upgrade. The standard volume blend controls is an 8-pack of Crayolas when compared to your upgrade which is the 98-pack with built in sharpener. I now have colors I didn't even know I wanted. Do I need EACH of the additional tones? No, of course not; but there are many new tones which, now that I have heard them, I cannot live without. The next time I buy a bass, your products will be that instrument's first upgrade!" — Branden Garner

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To Install This Upgrade

  1. You connect your pickup wires to the green solderless terminal strip (see picture)
  2. You re-attach the upgrade and start exploring all the pickup tones now available to you.

Using The T3 Upgrade

This upgrade version uses our T3-Switch.   More... >
























How The T3-Switch Works

There is one "group" of three switches: (SW1, SW2, SW3)

The group of switches (SW1, SW2 and SW3) are ON-OFF-ON switches used to turn an individual pickup coil Off and On. The middle position of each switch is Off. The down position turns the pickup On (in normal-phase) and the Up position turns the pickup on (in reverse-phase).

(coil-1 is the south-most coil, coil-2 is the middle coil, coil-3 is the north-most coil)

SW1 controls pickup coil-1
SW2 controls pickup coil-2
SW3 controls pickup coil-3

When you use these three switches, you get 13 different pickup tones from the combinations of three pickup coils being Off or On (either in normal-phase or in reverse-phase). It is also due to the combination of the pickup coils being in a Parallel circuit.

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Using The S3 Upgrade

This upgrade version uses our S3-Switch.   More... >























How It Works

There are two "groups" of switches: (SW1, SW2, SW3)   -and-  (SW4, SW5, SW6)

The first group of switches (SW1, SW2 and SW3) are ON-OFF-ON switches used to turn an individual pickup Off and On. The middle position of each switch is Off. The down position turns the pickup On (in normal-phase) and the Up position turns the pickup on (in reverse-phase).

SW1 controls the Bridge pickup
SW2 controls the Middle pickup
SW3 controls the Neck pickup

When you use these three switches (with SW4, SW5, SW6 all in the Down position), you get 13 different pickup tones from the combinations of three pickup coils being Off or On (either in normal-phase or in reverse-phase). It is also due to the combination of the pickup coils being in a Parallel circuit.

The second group of switches (SW4, SW5 and SW6) are ON-ON switches are used to put select pickups into a Series circuit.
Two things to remember when using this second group of switches:

First, putting two or three pickups in Series circuit creates a "Compound" (i.e., Humbucker) pickup that gives you about 8 to 15 percent More output (think Heavy Metal/Jazz tone).

Second, because ALL the pickups are in a Series circuit, those pickups MUST be On (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase). Any non-Series circuit pickup can be either Off or On (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase).

Using the Second Group of Switches

Starting with switches SW4, SW5 and SW6 in the Down position;

Put switch SW4 in the Up position and the Bridge pickup and Middle pickup are in a Series circuit. You MUST turn On both the Bridge pickup and the Middle pickup using switches SW1 and SW2 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. In this example, the Neck pickup (controlled by SW3) can be either Off or On (in normal-phase or reverse-phase).

Put switch SW5 in the Up position and the Bridge pickup and Neck pickup are in a Series circuit. You MUST turn On both the Bridge pickup and the Neck pickup using switches SW1 and SW3 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. In this example, the Middle pickup (controlled by SW2) can be either Off or On (in normal-phase or reverse-phase).

Put switch SW6 in the Up position and the Middle pickup and Neck pickup are in a Series circuit. You MUST turn On both the Middle pickup and the Neck pickup using switches SW2 and SW3 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. In this example, the Bridge pickup (controlled by SW1) can be either Off or On (in normal-phase or reverse-phase).

Put both switches SW4 and SW6 into the Up position and all three pickups are in a Series circuit. You MUST turn On ALL of the pickups using switches SW1, SW2 and SW3 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. This gives you an incredible overdriven bass sound in spades. It also gives you Brian May's heavy metal tones.

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You can hear the difference

This page has MP3 audio clips to let you hear the result our T3-Switch and S3-Switch upgrade offers you. The first 13 tones are produced by the T3-Switch.

What You Get

Tools You Need

You need one or more of the following tools (not supplied with purchase).

30-Day Return Policy

We accepts all returns. You get a 30-Day Return Guarantee on all ALL your upgrade products. You can use your Upgrade for 30 days. If you don't agree this is the greatest product ever, return it for a refund — no questions asked. Buyer receives full refund in their original payment method.

Choices For You

Our "PRO" upgrades include our professional treble bleed circuit and a 1-year limited warranty (see our website FAQ for warranty details.)


Buy This Upgrade

Because you get a 30-day Return guarantee, you can buy this upgrade with confidence. You have nothing to lose except your lack of creativity.

(ID: 098ac) Classic Vibe Bass VI T3 Upgrade — for 3-pickup coils
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(ID: 098bc) Classic Vibe Bass VI S3 Upgrade — for 3-pickup coils
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Shipping Details

Shipping: All products are shipped via United States Postal Service. Allow 7-10 days for delivery.
Details: Shipping generally occurs within three business days of payment.
Saturday, Sunday and postal holidays are not business days.

Other Information

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 directly used with active (battery-powered) pickups or pizeo pickups.