Output jack issue

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by StayinTime, Nov 15, 2012.


  1. StayinTime

    StayinTime

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    Hello TB,

    I have a Schecter omen 4 Diamond series bass.

    I plugged in today and after about 30 seconds the bass made a small popping sound and stopped sending a signal to the amp.

    I switched cords thinking it was a short and the problem repeated. I switched amps, same thing.

    I opened the back to take a look at the jack and the wiring seemed to be intact.
    I am an electronics novice and I am not too confortable with going any further.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks a bunch. I appreciate any help.
  2. Andyman001

    Andyman001 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Is it a passive bass, or is there a battery? If there's a battery check that.
  3. StayinTime

    StayinTime

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    It's active, sorry forgot to include that info. We replaced the battery with negative results.
  4. JLS

    JLS Supporting Member

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    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    My bet is that the barrel jack has failed.
  5. StayinTime

    StayinTime

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    I would agree JLS, the bass is less than a year old. So I guess replacement may be the only option eh?

    Thank you for taking the time to reply
  6. Andyman001

    Andyman001 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Do you have access to and know how to use an ohm meter/ digital multimeter?

    I would hate to change the jack and have the problem be something else.
  7. StayinTime

    StayinTime

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    Andy thanks man. I think we have it figured out. Thank you so much for taking the time brother
  8. Andyman001

    Andyman001 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    here

    is the wiring diagram if you don't have one.
  9. StayinTime

    StayinTime

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    Thanks bro. I contacted Schecter and I am bringing the bass into their shop for repair.

    Gotta love a company that stands behind their product.

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