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I’m working on a ‘61 stack knob jazz bass replica. Please us your stack knob pics especially if you own one go into detail about it please 

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I've got a stack knob Jazz which I made. It's got the stack Knobs, wired in the modern version of the circuit. I initially had the original stack knob layout with the pair of resistors between the pots. Using that layout made me realise why Jack Pastorius changed his bass from stack to the later 3 knob style. 

With the original wiring, the bass has less output than with the modern circuit, plus you can't roll back one of the volume pots to get the classic Jazz Bass "honk". The modern circuit allows you to get the Jazz tones we all know, with the added facility to roll off the tone on each pickup, independently from the other pickup. 

Guy Pratt borrowed it from me for a few weeks, and really liked it. 

 

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4 hours ago, kevin_lindsay said:

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That’s spectacular! 
 

Mine is going to be already already made parts I’m afraid with a body sprayed for my by Jon at Rexter Guitars. nothing as ambitious as yours. 
 

The Jazz bass tone I like is simpler the two pickups together tone up full so I’m happy with the old stack layout plus I think looks more rock n roll somehow. 
 

I’m not a bass player but love to noodle and record bass. 
 

I’ll post pics of mine. Just waiting delivery of the final parts. 
 

R

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When I said earlier that I now use the "modern" style wiring, I'm referring to having the volume and tone on each stack being independent for each pickup, not a 3 knob layout. 

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Stacked knob for volume and tone for Dimarzio  Model P. Just a single volume for the Dimarzio Will Power woofer in neck. 

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I think everyone’s seen them , My 62RI nitro finish jazz , and my trusty old shell pink jazz , which is probably what I play the most 🙂

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Posted (edited)

My ESP 400 Series became triple-stacked a few years ago when I added a Noll TCM-3 to it. It’s now

vol (top) + pickup blend (bottom)

bass + treble cut and boost

mid cut and boost + passive tone (activated by the volume knob being a stacked push-pull pot)

 

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All the best knobs are stacked! Starts here for me, predictably enough in Japan - my Aria Pro RSB Deluxe II, owned from new:

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Supremely logical & versatile passive control setup, apart from the IMO redundant seletor switch. A blend pot would make more sense.

 

And my somewhat customised '80 MIJ Jazz with a pre-wired control plate I blagged cheap off Ebay. Again the stacks make sense for maximising the versatility of a passive bass, as well as looking better than v/v/t. The pickups are twin-coil DiMarzios and I've toyed with the idea of phase switching like the Aria - but the bass sounds great as it is & I couldn't bring myself to drill holes in it.

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‘77 Aria Jazz that I rescued from dead a couple of years ago. Stack Knob control plate and loom by @KiOgon.

 

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Modified Lakland Duck Dunn circa. 2008.

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1996 MIJ 50th Anniversary version

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14 hours ago, Rick's Fine '52 said:

Here’s a couple, ‘60 & ‘61.

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Sweet Lord that’s a wonderful pair. 

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14 hours ago, Rick's Fine '52 said:

Early ‘61, Custom colour, Olympic White. 

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That is EXACTLY the replica I am working on. 
 

Please please can I see more pictures details close ups. With and without the Old hub caps. Thank you.  

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8 hours ago, rze99 said:

That is EXACTLY the replica I am working on. 
 

Please please can I see more pictures details close ups. With and without the Old hub caps. Thank you.  

Will get it out the case later and take some pics. 

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12 hours ago, Rick's Fine '52 said:

Will get it out the case later and take some pics. 

 

Thank you so much @Rick's Fine '52I really can't wait to see them. That is my perfect bass!

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Just now, NancyJohnson said:

Does this count?  John East stacked knobbage.

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Its not the traditional stack knob I was thinking of in my OP but yeah that's a very cool bass.

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Here is the one wot I made ...

See the last few posts 

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