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ric-o-sound problem

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Low Sound Love, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Low Sound Love

    Low Sound Love

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    hi, need some Talkbass wisdom here.

    I recently bought a late 90's Rickenbacker 4003 bass. I tried using the ric-o-sound option, but something 's not working right.

    This was the setup:

    Rick 4003, stereo output, using Y-cable (1 stereo to 2 mono plugs)
    plug A -> Ampeg rig
    plug B -> Aguilar rig

    Pretty simple setup, just for the purpose of experiment.

    Now this was the result: I only got any sound from the Aguilar rig. Nothing whatsoever through the Ampeg. I tried switching the mono leads but the results were the same.
    But: when I switched the Aguilar head to standby, the signal went to the Ampeg rig :confused: Like the Aguilar is claiming all the signal, until it's put on standby.

    Any hints?
  2. Low Sound Love

    Low Sound Love

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    Thanks for the hint, but that is what I've been doing, stereo out jack only. Not both outputs.
  3. kcole4001

    kcole4001

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    Which pup's signal are you getting?
    It sounds like a pretty weird situation, but it may be a problem with the splitter cord.

    Also, does the pup switch work normally in mono mode?
    Often the contacts need cleaning or re-bending to make good contact, but that doesn't seem like your issue.
  4. Low Sound Love

    Low Sound Love

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    yes, volume knobs were maxed and the pickup selector was in the middle position. I might try to take a look at the stereo out jack.

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