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P-Bass / Two-knob 'Volume-Tone' Wiring Diagrams


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  Volume-Tone models / Installation instructions and diagram for Fender P-Bass & similar basses - OPTION A - 2.15MB For basses with one pickup, one volume, and one tone (P-Bass-style)

Option A: Volume + ToneStyler
Page one shows the original Fender P-Bass wiring; page two shows the tone pot replaced with a ToneStyler. Open the high-resolution PDF in full-page view, and use your mouse wheel or page buttons to "flip" back and forth to compare the easy "before" and "after" wiring. Use your PDF viewer's zoom controls to magnify the wiring on the volume pot.


  Volume-Tone models / Installation instructions and diagram for Fender P-Bass & similar basses - OPTION B - 2.74MB For basses with one pickup, one volume, and one tone (P-Bass-style)

Option B: Stacked Volume/Tone Depth + ToneStyler
Page one shows the original Fender P-Bass wiring; page two shows the volume pot replaced with a dual-concentric stacked pot wired for volume/tone depth, and the tone pot replaced with a ToneStyler. The outer DC ring knob adjusts the ToneStyler's EQ strength and treble balance, and the inner stacked knob controls the pickup volume. Open the high-resolution PDF in full-page view, and use your mouse wheel or page buttons to "flip" back and forth to compare the easy "before" and "after" wiring. Use your PDF viewer's zoom controls to magnify the wiring on the new stacked pot.


  Volume-Tone models / Installation instructions and diagram for Fender P-Bass & similar basses - OPTION C - 2.48MB For basses with one pickup, one volume, and one tone (P-Bass-style)

Option C: Stacked Volume/Tone + ToneStyler
Page one shows the original Fender P-Bass wiring; page two shows the volume pot replaced with a dual-concentric stacked pot wired for volume/tone, and the tone pot replaced with a ToneStyler. The outer DC ring knob is a standard bass tone pot, and the inner stacked knob controls the pickup volume. Open the high-resolution PDF in full-page view, and use your mouse wheel or page buttons to "flip" back and forth to compare the easy "before" and "after" wiring. Use your PDF viewer's zoom controls to magnify the wiring on the new stacked pot.


  Vari-ToneStyler system for Fender P-Bass and similar two-knob instruments. Features a push-pull filter mode switch on the master volume knob. For basses with one pickup, one volume, and one tone (P-Bass-style).

Use your PDF viewer's zoom controls to magnify the wiring on the new volume pot's push-pull switch.

To accommodate the Vari-ToneStyler's 15 Henry Audio Frequency Choke module, this upgrade requires replacement of the original Fender pickguard, with a custom Stellartone pickguard which features a re-positioned tone knob position, creating space for the choke under the pickguard.

Click here for a GIF photo series showing the original & custom pickguard, the assembled & wired Vari-ToneStyler components, and the finished bass... a Fender 50's classic model.





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