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I acquired a fretless project from a couple not terribly far from me.  The brother died and left a pile of unfinished projects.  What I got was an Ibanez 400 FL fretless bass with no installed electronics.  It came with knobs and a case but the biggest surprise was a mysterious preamp that appears to be mostly wired.   Its assumed to be the intended project components.  So i need help trying to identify it so i can verify everything and get it wired in.   There no number or markings.  Any help appreciated.

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Could be anything unfortunately. I have a Bartolini wiring kit here that has a similar sized preamp case as yours, but the potting epoxy used is black instead of red and the wiring leaving the box comes out one of the sides instead of the top. Plus it has a sticker on the side identifying it as a Bartolini product.

It's not Ibanez's original wiring harness from the bass itself by any chance?

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25 minutes ago, curtisa said:

It's not Ibanez's original wiring harness from the bass itself by any chance?

I dont think it is.   It may not even be intended for this bass at all.  The family just grouped thins together.   The guy had interesting projects such as "the stratobass"  - a pbass short scale neck on a strat body.  

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This website appears to have the best (only?) info out there on the Reflex pickups:

http://spongeoffun.blogspot.com/2011/05/resurrecting-some-reflex-red-pickups.html?m=1

Reading between the lines it sounds like the preamp was just a single function box that worked in any guitar or bass. It looks like it accepts any generic pickup signal and allows you to control volume and mid/high boost. The last diagram on the page is the easiest to read and includes the wire colours and two example applications.

 

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