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Hohner 6 String Bass Malfunction

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Dylan617, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Dylan617

    Dylan617

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    Hey guys, first post on here so bear with me if I break any rules... I've had a Hohner 6 String for a few years now and I recently moved so it sat unplayed for about a year. I recently pulled it out and plugged it in to discover that only the B E and A strings are registering on my amp, the D string is barely audible and the G and C just plain can't be heard. Now I know that this model has one of those battery operated active and passive switches and the battery is very dead. Could the dead battery be what's causing the problem? I really hope it is the battery and not wiring that is shot... Any suggestions or comments will be appreciated
  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Supporting Member

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    You didn't store the guitar with the bass side down, treble side up did you? Fatal mistake. Could be an expensive repair.

    J/K. Swap the battery out. I have a Hohner Bass VI. Nicely built bass with weak electronics.
  3. 6stringpanda

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    I have 2 of these-try the battery but to be honest they are awesome basses but the electronics were always weak in these.
  4. Dylan617

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    Jesus you scared me there haha.... I was thinking it was just the battery but wanted a second opinion, thanks Charlie
  5. JustForSport

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    If a new battery doesn't fix it, check p/u height (check it anyway).
    The BBass VI with soapbar pups have 'P' coil layout inside-
    use a piece of cutoff bass string or small screwdriver to verify
    magnet layout. Could also be a bad coil on treble side.
    BTW- from both pups?
    The pawnshop score I got had a bad pre, so I replaced with an EMG BQS, keeping the bypass switch.
    Sounds great, now.

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