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Instruments and repair
« on: June 30, 2006, 12:57:29 PM »
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I hope someone on here is a guitar whiz to help me out, here.

My bass, as it seems, is broken.  I think the problem is the pickups.  I tried messing with the knobs, nothing altered.  I tried using different cords.  I tried using the amp and then recording into the computer, still no sound.  The strings are fine, everything goes as normal, except no sound comes out, so I assume it's something internal.
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Re: Instruments and repair
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2006, 05:41:16 PM »
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Sounds like the wiring.  If it was the pickups, a)you would probably still hear some sound from them, and b)they probably wouldn't both (or all -- I don't know if we're talking a two or three-pickup setup here) spontaneously give up at the same time.  It could be something as simple as a wire that's come loose somewhere inside the bass.

If you want to take a peek yourself and see if there's anything obvious you can spot, there should be a panel on the back of the body that you can just unscrew and take a look inside.  If you're not comfortable opening it up yourself, or if you do and can't find anything wrong, take it to a guitar shop.
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Re: Instruments and repair
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2006, 04:43:21 AM »
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You probably have a loose wire where the cable goes into the bass. A really common problem and VERY easy to fix.... It's happened to me a couple of times.

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Re: Instruments and repair
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2006, 11:55:29 AM »
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You probably have a loose wire where the cable goes into the bass. A really common problem and VERY easy to fix.... It's happened to me a couple of times.

What did you do to fix it?
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Re: Instruments and repair
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2006, 11:39:34 AM »
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You probably have a loose wire where the cable goes into the bass. A really common problem and VERY easy to fix.... It's happened to me a couple of times.

What did you do to fix it?

You just have to check that the two small cabels are connected to the input - if not then you have to solder them to the input (solder...is that the right word?)


 

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