Die import Cirrus, die
I recently acquired a used Peavey Cirrus BXP, and I must say it appears to be a great "bang for your buck" instrument.
However... I put fresh batteries in and they drained in about a month. I looked into it here, and it seems to be common with these instruments. No problem, I bought rechargeable 9 volts and a charger from ebay.
While I'm waiting for delivery of the rechargeable batteries, I picked up some Duracell 9 volts today. I popped them into the bass, and there appears to be a short in one of the battery connectors. Only when I physically squeeze the battery to the connector will I hear sound from the bass.
I'm wondering whether the preamp should be replaced, whether I should bring it to my local music store and wait two weeks for them to tell me I need a new pre, or is it a simple soldering/wiring issue? I'm not handy when it comes to active electronics, so I'm at a loss here.
Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks.
Did they get at you yesterday?