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Problem with battery compartment in a pre-amp, any experience ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by alienstarguest, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. alienstarguest

    alienstarguest Supporting Member

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    I have a rather old Guild B401. the battery holder in the bass preamp seems to be the culprit. Good contact is not being made causing the preamp to not work. Wondering if there is any standard fixes for this. Thanks.
  2. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Why is it not making good contact? Oxidation or is the battery not being pushed against the contacts?

    Is it a standard compartment?
  3. TheBluePhoenix

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    Do you mean that the connector that snaps onto the battery is loose? If so, that should be very easy to replace.
  4. alienstarguest

    alienstarguest Supporting Member

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    the connector that snaps into the terminals is fine. It seems to be a matter of the battery shaped metal housing. If I apply pressure to it one way or another it works, almost like if I bent it just right, might work. But as I recall (haven't looked at in awhile), just does not seem to be lending itself to be being just bent by hand. Just a little one-off problem that I am not experienced with. Thanks for your replies.
  5. Ponsonby_Britt

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    A small piece of thin cardboard wedged in the non-terminal end of the battery compartment will suffice as a temporary fix.

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