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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 1730
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 6:17 pm:   Edit Post

Series I controls are pickup selector switch, neck pickup volume, neck pickup filter, neck Q switch, bridge pickup volume, bridge pickup filter, and bridge Q switch.

The selector switch chooses between neck pickup, both pickups, bridge pickup, and standby.

Basically, the filter control is a low pass filter; as you roll it back it lowers the point at which it passes low frequency signals and blocks high frequency signals. To quote Mica, "the range is from 350Hz-6KHz. Wherever you set the filter, only frequencies below that cutoff point are passed." The Q switch is a 3 position switch and works in concert with the filter. It provides 0, 6db, and 9db of boost at the cut off frequency you've set with the filter. When the switch is off you get a flat response up to the filter setting. Again to quote Mica, "the Q affects mainly the attack portion of the note".

The 5-pin connector provides power to the bass and sends a stereo signal (separate signals for the neck and bridge pickups) to the amp.
Username: mica

Post Number: 7334
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - 6:47 pm:   Edit Post

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Username: mica

Post Number: 7927
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 2:31 pm:   Edit Post

Note that when the pickup selector switch is in the stand-by, it is not "off" as power is still on. That means if you are using batteries, they will drain so long as the connector is in the 1/4" jack.

Stand-by gives you a mute while preserving your volume settings.

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