Post Number: 5116
|Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 1:52 pm: |
Series II controls are master volume, pickup selector switch, neck pickup volume, neck pickup filter, neck CVQ control, bridge pickup volume, bridge pickup filter, and bridge CVQ control.
The master volume controls the output of the entire system.
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 CVQ control, Continuously Variable Q, works in concert with the filter. It provides from 0 to 15db of boost at the cut off frequency you've set with the filter. When the control is rotated completely counterclockwise you get a flat response up to the filter setting. As you rotate the control clockwise you increase the boost at 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.