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New to me ATK 300 issue

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by progrmr, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. progrmr

    progrmr

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    I got this ATK 300 for a song (well, $190 but you know what i mean :) ) - it's freakin' awesome.

    HOWEVER - when I move the bass around, I get this insane loud popping from the amp.

    The jack is TIGHT - I'm thinking that the preamp might be bumping around in there, but I've put additional foam in there to help secure it and I still get the noise..!!

    Starting to make me crazy - any ideas??
  2. banikek

    banikek Supporting Member

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    Bad cord or jack would be my suspects. Change cords and see if it goes away. If not it's pretty simple to replace the jack.
  3. danomite64

    danomite64 Supporting Member

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    +1 on the jack.
  4. dabbler

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    To help isolate the cause, with your hand, wiggle the cable, then the plug, then holding the bass firmly in both hands shake and twist it.
  5. MuthaFunk

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    Just because the jack feels tight doesn't mean it's o.k. My money is on a bad jack. It could also be the soldier connections to the jack are poorly done.
  6. progrmr

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    Thanks, when I shake the bass it makes the noise with multiple cords, I guess its the jack.

    Weak!! Could be worse i suppose :)
  7. progrmr

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    Updated - it wasn't the input jack...it was the battery - the foam on the bottom of the cover wasn't substantial enough to keep the battery in place. After I put in a new input jack and shook the bass, still had the noise. Removed the battery cover, put in more foam and now it's silent.

    That should've been easier :)
  8. Marko5657

    Marko5657 Supporting Member

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    Still a good ending. :)
  9. MuthaFunk

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    Thanks for the update. It's always good to hear how these things worked out.

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