Richter JB-VBT Passive Control Plate

SKU:BBG 7864


JB plate replacement for Jazz bass with Volume, Blend, Tone

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Richter JB-VBT Preamp - JB plate replacement for Jazz bass

The RICHTER JB PASSIVE control plate is an easy mounting component for passive bass guitars like the Jazz Bass TM. It provides a volume pot, a balance pot and one tone control pot. A shielded PCB replace the wiring - therefore no shielding inside the instrument is required.

Two screw terminals for easy and solder free connection of two pickups and three additional screws to fix the control plate are a guarantee for quick mounting on your instrument - ideal for luthiers and replacement. This unit can be mounted up to ten times faster than a hand wiring is done.

With the high quality dustproof pots you won't have any problems with cracking noise during lifetime while turning the knob. The passive tone control is equipped with a film capacitor / COG capacitor which achieves the best sound quality because of low losses and high linearity.


  • Ready to use JB PASSIVE control plate for quick and easy mounting.
  • High quality, dust proof pots.
  • Low tolerance film / COG capacitor featuring the lowest distortion and superior linearity.
  • Completely shielded- no shielding inside the instrument is required.
  • After manufacture each unit undergoes a throughout test and inspection. This ensures each unit passes strict quality standards. Serial number is carried out for traceability purposes.
  • Includes screws and plastic knobs

Technical Data:

  • Volume, Balance, Tone (passive)
  • Weight: 125g
  • Dimensions: L155mm x B70mm x H40mm

Question: Where Can I Buy a Richter JB-VBT Passive Control Plate?

Answer: You can buy this from Best Bass Gear by Calling 877-839-3531 or Emailing us at or chatting with our Bass Techs


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Verified Buyer
Excellent product.
By Jim
Excellent product. So easy to install and sounds great.
Verified Buyer
Fast and easy install
By Richard
Just make sure your ground wire (if braided) is trimmed to a thin batch of strands. The hole for the ground is not very large. This would be my only suggestion for improvement - larger holes for the ground wires that are braided. Otherwise, I couldn't be happier!
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By Dave
This is excellent hardware. High quality pots with smooth attenuation. Most passive (and active!) blends I have seem to do everything about 1-3 mm from the center detente and then little change if any. Not this one! The blend is graduated across the whole turn of the knob in either direction. The other controls are the same. Really makes a difference. Easy install too.
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Richter passive vbt control plate
By Todd
See pros above
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Richter VBT Control Plate
By Rik Pomares
Was very pleased with the construction quality of the Richter control fit precisely...installed in minutes...and operates better than I expected....I was also very happy with the customer service from Best Bass Gear....I would highly recommend this product to any J-bass player.