Premium Vintage Jazz Bass Electronics Upgrade Kit

Item number: RS15015

Who this kit is for:

The Vintage Upgrade Kits offer a warmer, woody tone for anyone who is tired of not being able to use the controls on your bass effectively. This kit is also great for those who are tired of losing tone and note-definition every time they roll their control past 8!! This kit is designed for all Fender Jazz Bass® style basses, no matter what the pickup combination is.

Please Note: All guitars manufactured in Japan, China, Indonesia and Mexico use metric pots (6mm), and have metric sized holes drilled for the pots. All pots sold by RS Guitarworks use standard pots and hole diameters (3/8"). Therefore, holes in the guitar, plates and/or pickguards will need to be enlarged to 3/8" to fit properly. Also, metric knobs will not fit the RS pot shafts; most popular knobs are available on the store in new and aged versions. Please call us for details or questions about installation.

What this is:

For years, guitar/bass manufacturers have chosen to cut corners on the electronics they have used, even in their top-of-the-line models. This kit is designed to utilize the best electronic components possible in your bass. This kit is the culmination of thousands of hours of research and development into different bass electronics and how each of them affects the overall tone of the bass.

What's in the kit:

(2) 250K RS Solid-Shaft SuperPots®- We designed these pots in conjunction with CTS. Used for the volume controls in the kit, these pots have a custom taper that gives you a noticeable difference between each number on your volume control. You can finally roll your volume down to 2 or 1 and not loose any clarity, even in the neck position!! Mil-spec construction and a smoother resistor path make this the best pot to ever be used in the guitar. (1) 250K CTS Solid-Shaft Audio taper pot.
(1) Vintage RS GuitarCap Paper In Oil .015 (If you prefer the standard 0.047 value please leave a note with your order) RS is proud to bring you their new Vintage 200 volt Paper In Oil (PIO) capacitor. RS have tested these against some of the best new and vintage caps on the market and we are happy to say they outperformed any cap we have sold in the past and they really hold their own against the vintage caps. They also have the tightest specs we have found at 10% tolerance! They are epoxy filled to ensure they will last a lifetime, then they are finished off with a wax coating just like the caps from the 50's. MADE IN USA
(1) Length vintage-black wire- Used for the grounding in the circuit.
(1) Length vintage-white wire.
(1) Input Jack- Manufactured by Switchcraft®.
(1) Color wiring diagram.

How this kit improves your tone:

All of the above components combine to create unprecedented clarity in your overall tone. This increase in clarity will also equate to an increase in note bloom, harmonic complexity, and, in some cases, sustain. Because this kit increases the usability and intuitiveness of the controls onboard your bass, you will achieve tones that you didn't think were possible.