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Username: ojo

Post Number: 52
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 10:04 am:   Edit Post

Hi all,

Got another question, and hopefully it's an easy one.

I've got a set of Alembic Activators (Jazz sized) and the matching electronics (Vol/Pan/Filter) that I want to install into a bass with a side mounted jack (Hamer CruiseBass w/ 2Tek for those interested).

A direct retrofit would be ideal, but I don't know if it exists.

I'm at work now, but I'll upload the pics this weekend.

So, can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance,

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Username: room037

Post Number: 420
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 7:36 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Joe,

I'm also same situation for my Hamer B12-S.
The bass has cylindrical stereo phone jack on body side.
Almost powered guitars and basses are switched as short circuit (ring to earth).
But Alembic instruments use the switch jack.
I think following conversion.
It's all right?

Intermediate Member
Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 189
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 9:40 am:   Edit Post

Exactly right.
Username: pacificshine

Post Number: 48
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 10:21 am:   Edit Post

A Switchcraft 152B jack should work. You can view and purchase one here. In this configuration you are actually switching the negative side of the battery when a cord is plugged in.
Username: ojo

Post Number: 53
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 - 1:33 pm:   Edit Post

This is awesome. Thanks guys, exactly what I was hoping for.

I might hit you guys up for some further info on actually wiring this up. I'm not so good with proper wiring diagrams.

Time to do some ordering!


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