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Bass wiring issues

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by HalfPlayer, Jul 25, 2013.


  1. HalfPlayer

    HalfPlayer

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    Jun 9, 2013
    I have a MIM Fender standard p bass and i got it used on ebay and my problem is that when i mess with the knobs, mainly the volume knob, my bass just stops giving noise and then i mess with it a bit more and it starts working again, im wondering if this is just a small problem with the wires that can be soldered.
     
  2. BassCliff

    BassCliff

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    May 17, 2012
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    You certainly want to make sure all of the internal connections are solid. But it sounds more like a bad volume knob to me. It's called a "potentiometer" which is basically a variable resistor. You can try some contact cleaner in the pots, or just try replacing them.

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    If you replace them, you can order it direct from the manufacturer or perhaps your local music store can help you.


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  3. eddododo

    eddododo

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    Apr 7, 2010
    I agree with the above..
    In the meantime, alot of us are always willing to stare at pictures of bass guts, but its almost certainly the pot(s), as a wire short wouldn't come back 'on' so conveniently
     

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