Input Jack Crackle

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by collicsws6z28, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. collicsws6z28


    Jan 29, 2007
    My 75 PBass has a crackle at the input jack. I assume it's either a loose solder joint or the contact to the instrument cable needs to be cleaned up. Any other ideas?
  2. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Somewhere Far Beyond
    Uncompensated: Kalium Strings, Fractal Audio, Dingwall basses
    Assuming you've ruled out cable itself, I'd pop open the cavity and take a look. Most likely it's something with the jack, yes.
  3. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Those jacks can be easily bent by accident (ripping out the cord by stepping on it, etc.). That will cause bad contact. One of the solder joints could be messed up too, though.
  4. Check the "tin foil" grounding tape on the pickguard. I had one that was not making good contact, and was causing crackle.
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