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I'm after a favour from the Bass Collection owning fraternity. I'll get the humour out of the way first. 

I replaced the pre-amp in my 88 Bass Collection as I had a spare Bartolini one kicking around. When I removed the old one I was very careful to diagram where all the wires went and that drawing was parceled away in a small box. Fast forward to now and the Bart is playing up, so I'd like to replace the original pre. I opened the box and to my horror/amusement the wiring diagram turns out to be a shopping list.

Now I have 2 other Bass Collection, both with different pre-amps to the 88.

Is there a BC owner with a bass using the same pre-amp that could identify what goes where for me? I have attached pics of my pre-amp, it is the one with the "dip" switch that seems to do nothing and 2 wires are still present. I assume these are ground and signal out that go to the jack. So I need to know where the pickups are wired to etc. Hope that makes sense and that someone can help out.

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41 minutes ago, Ricky 4000 said:

Looks like the one I didn't buy... don't know if you can make out the wires from this:

 

That's the one. I'll try downloading the picture and magnifying it. Thanks a lot. Same colour as well. 🙂

 

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2 hours ago, pete.young said:

Sorry BassBunny, none of mine look like that.

Thanks for checking. I've seen at least 5 different ones.

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@BassBunny

That's the preamp in my BC.

 

Using your 1st photo and working L-R

Bridge pickup hot. Neck pickup hot, Red to battery clip.Next 3 solder lugs are grounds (mine are pushed together with a big blob of solder covering them). A very fine yellow (2nd in from right) to jack socket.

Far right black to jack socket.

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2 hours ago, kodiakblair said:

@BassBunny

That's the preamp in my BC.

 

Using your 1st photo and working L-R

Bridge pickup hot. Neck pickup hot, Red to battery clip.Next 3 solder lugs are grounds (mine are pushed together with a big blob of solder covering them). A very fine yellow (2nd in from right) to jack socket.

Far right black to jack socket.

Absolutely awesome. Thanks a lot. BassChat to the rescue again. 🙂

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Just now, BreadBin said:

@AndyTravis what is that mate?

Godlyke Disciple - very distant relative of BC.

trying to figure out if built by scg or deviser - hard to know what’s what.

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1 minute ago, AndyTravis said:

Godlyke Disciple - very distant relative of BC.

trying to figure out if built by scg or deviser - hard to know what’s what.

It looks pretty decent 👍

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Meanwhile, Godlyke Inc. in the US started to sell their Disciple, a clear copy of the SGC Nanyo Bass Collection made of hardwood and equipped with “SGC electronics”, for prices ranging upwards from $825. Quite a long way upwards, in fact.”

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easily the best put together bass I’ve ever owned...

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On 23/08/2019 at 21:53, AndyTravis said:

Godlyke Disciple - very distant relative of BC.

trying to figure out if built by scg or deviser - hard to know what’s what.

And here's what clearly looks like a Godlyke Disciple that appears to be a Bass Collection. Now even more confused, but SGC Nanyo gets you that way. 🙂

https://reverb.com/item/31155996-bass-collection-sgc-nanyo-4-string-blue-tigrestripe?fbclid=IwAR2raYjTVUcdEZCvTHRqC8lRHTyxQAWjIPhlTE7Ky7YzgjCy9hBjYx7GlKM

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45 minutes ago, BassBunny said:

And here's what clearly looks like a Godlyke Disciple that appears to be a Bass Collection. Now even more confused, but SGC Nanyo gets you that way. 🙂

https://reverb.com/item/31155996-bass-collection-sgc-nanyo-4-string-blue-tigrestripe?fbclid=IwAR2raYjTVUcdEZCvTHRqC8lRHTyxQAWjIPhlTE7Ky7YzgjCy9hBjYx7GlKM

Saw that, nice

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I believe the Godlykes were made by Deviser, the Bass Collections by SGC. The two part bridge is the give-away as it's a Deviser design - I was trying to get one for a butchered Bacchus I'm restoring, I thought it was Gotoh but it's actually exclusive to Deviser and I could only get it directly from them.

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Recently purchased what appears to be an SB315 from 2000. One of the cheapest basses I've bought but one of the best. A very fine bass indeed. It's had a deep clean, scrubbed the finger board and oiled it, new strings and a setup. Plays beautifully now.

Interesting to read an earlier comment that said preamps were not always the best. This is very underpowered so that will probably be up for renewal. Earlier poster said he had a Bartolini in on of his. Fancy that for this.

Here's some pics together with my refurbished SB301 which has been shown here before.

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Why is it that I can never remember the name of this thread when I need to??

Oi!!! Who said senile dementia???

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7 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

Why is it that I can never remember the name of this thread when I need to??
 

Just add it to your Follow list, Mick.

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I just picked this up from a very sound gent from Kerry. It is, I believe, a 1991 SB311. I remember seeing these in the shops when I started playing in the late 80’s but, up until today, had never actually played one. First impressions? This is a really nice bass. The neck is quite similar to the early Ibanez SRs but with a wider nut. The pickups have balls to spare and I cannot imagine why they thought the EQ needed a bass boost. I am very impressed. 

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Very nice example. What does it weigh?

 

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On 23/01/2020 at 14:04, BassBus said:

Here's some pics together with my refurbished SB301

Love the fretless, that's the 301 right? I had a BC fretless in around '92 (from The Bass Centre) and it was really good. Traded it there for a Warwick Thumb N/T fretless and a pile of cash... no idea why at all.
Really good basses, fab build quality and materials, nicely 'off the radar' so stupidly good value.

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3 hours ago, Soledad said:

Love the fretless, that's the 301 right? I had a BC fretless in around '92 (from The Bass Centre) and it was really good. Traded it there for a Warwick Thumb N/T fretless and a pile of cash... no idea why at all.
Really good basses, fab build quality and materials, nicely 'off the radar' so stupidly good value.

It was a 301 but has a new face and gubbins. It growls like you wouldn’t believe with a set of D’Addario Chromes on.

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