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  1. Have you looked on this archive page - https://support.fender.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000819563-Fender-Audio-Schematic-Archive
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  3. It's a simple mod but can you post a pic of your existing wiring?
  4. Mmm, if that's the case then I stand corrected. My understanding is that the signal effectively bypasses the cap when the tone is maxed (wide open). The cap only really comes into play when you start turning the tone knob down. The cap then progressively bleeds high frequencies to ground. Not so?
  5. If the tone is always maxed changing the cap won't make any difference.
  6. A no-load tone pot when maxed will be exactly the same as a VV setup without a tone pot. Taking the tone pot out of circuit will be noticeably brighter. By how much is a bit hard to quantify. Instead of a VV setup you could have a single vol control and a three way switch (neck/both/bridge). That would be brighter still. Or you could dispense with pots altogether and just have a three-way pickup selector switch and an on/off kill-switch. That would be even brighter. Removing all of the pots might sound a bit brittle though. Depends what sort of sound you're after. Best way to find out is experiment with a few different wiring configs. The Fender Mark Hoppus model just has a single vol control (no tone) so that might be a useful benchmark for sound.
  7. ikay

    G&L SB1 1990

    Aha, thanks for clarifying that.
  8. ikay

    G&L SB1 1990

    Lovely bass. Out of curiosity, why is one of the pole pieces covered with a strip of black tape?
  9. A loose tuning key? Hold the E tuning paddle when you play the string, see if that makes any difference.
  10. They're still showing a pic of the original 34" hollowbody in the scrolling picture bar near the top of the Skyline Series page. It is discontinued though I think. I've played one of these and really liked it. It had a nice semi-acoustic vibe but was still tight and punchy.
  11. In case you haven't already seen this..
  12. They're not intended to be adjustable but it may be possible. Depends on the construction of the pickup. If the coils are wound directly round the magnets then it's risky, but if the magnet is in a plastic sleeve then it's doable. The fact that your A pole has already dropped but the pickup is still working suggests that it will tolerate some movement so I'd be tempted to remove the pickup and see if you can push it up with your fingers.
  13. My very first thought but I didn't want to be the first to say it! The 1930s is the only one that's remotely got something different, and even then the blurb ( "until now the market has not offered a true high end example of a 30-inch design") is a bit disingenuous. Has he not heard of Serek basses?
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