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No Sound Coming From Bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bassistofdoom, Jan 14, 2013.


  1. bassistofdoom

    bassistofdoom

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    Sep 1, 2012
    I was playing my bass and it suddenly stopped making sound. I've already ruled out the cord and amp because I have another guitar and everything else works just fine.

    I have soldered the internals of a guitar back together (not in a while so I must have done a good job ;) so I am good with opening the bass up and taking a shot at it. Basically open up the back and find the loose wire and solder it back to it's terminal.

    As I said, I haven't done this in a while so can someone please refresh my memory and give me an idea of what else, other than a loose wire connection, may be wrong with my bass?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Cadfael

    Cadfael

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    Jan 4, 2013
    Location:
    Germany, EU
    Wire connection ...

    Open it and have a look ...
    Main interest to the hot wire fron the jack ...
    Which bass? Photo?

    Cross my fingers!
     
  3. skabass13

    skabass13

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    Sep 30, 2004
    Sometimes I overlook the small things. Does the bass have active pick-ups? If so, it may be as simple as needing a new 9-volt battery in the back of the bass.
     
  4. abemo

    abemo

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    Location:
    Arvada, co
    If its not active, there are two main possibilities. Either one of the wires is loose (could be a hot or a ground) or one of your hot wires is touching ground.
     
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  6. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    i've had two basses that just needed some compressed air contact cleaner sprayed in the input
     

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