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shae
Junior
Username: shae

Post Number: 25
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post

I have a 1986 Persuader with two Jazz Activators with volume, pan and filter. Would it be possible to add another filter and two q switches? Any estimates on cost? My only concern will be layout. Any help on this dream would be appreciated.

Clyde
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1317
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 5:16 pm:   Edit Post

I'm pretty sure they can get it done Shae, but I can't help you out much on what it would cost.

Click the link below and it will take you to a thread with a Rogue that has passed through several club members hands (I was one of them). It started life with Rogue/Europa guts (Pan,vol,filter), but was retrofitted at the factory to have Signature electronics.

http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/25827.html?1267058148

Also- I had a custom Elan built that had P/J pickups with Signature electronics, so adding the signature package with the Jazz pickups won't be a problem.

here is a link to the Elan
http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/58550.html?1249617101
shae
Junior
Username: shae

Post Number: 26
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2011 - 9:43 am:   Edit Post

I'm wondering if this should be a factory retrofit or can I do the work? I've built 5 instruments and feel confident to drill the holes, however could the mothership provide a template. Other than price my concern is the layout. I think the controls are too close together and the jack is not alligned properly. i could try a non standard layout (asymetrical) but I would appreciate more input.
willgunn
Member
Username: willgunn

Post Number: 55
Registered: 2-2007
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2011 - 10:52 am:   Edit Post

The size of the control cavity would most determine the ease and feasibility of such an upgrade - could you post a picture of that with the currant wiring harness in place?
shae
Junior
Username: shae

Post Number: 27
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2011 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post

I believe they'll fit.
shae
Junior
Username: shae

Post Number: 28
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post

I spoke with Mica regading this via email. She says I'll have to replace the Volume and Pan controls to work with an additional Filter. I'll also have to have the original filter modified.

Anyone have any thoughts on having 2 volumes and 2 filters instead of 1 volume and 1 blend like in the signature set up?

I've attached my thought on the layout which should fit the control cavity.


I have to say I was very impressed with the labor rate to modify my bass, and have it revisit the factory for a fresh setup.
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1322
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 10:26 am:   Edit Post

Shae,

The two volume, two filter setup is essentially the Anniversary setup, only the anniversary setup adds a 4 position pickup selector. Below is a link to the Anniversary electronics setup.

http://alembic.com/club/messages/16271/27398.html?1145728615
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10154
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2011 - 2:37 pm:   Edit Post

My personal preference is the two volume setup since that's what I am now used to; but volume/pan is a good way to go too. That's a nice top on your Persuader, and it looks to be in great shape. This is a great idea and will really expand the range of possible tones.
eflat
Junior
Username: eflat

Post Number: 43
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2011 - 6:11 pm:   Edit Post

I am considering the standard Persuader update with a dedicated pre-amp for the bridge pickup, but this is a great idea as well. Any news or updates on it?
wishbass
Intermediate Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 153
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 3:43 am:   Edit Post

Love this bass,esp having the crown headstock!.Great idea,hope you do it.

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