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Bad Capacitor?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by PuffusMaximus, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. PuffusMaximus


    May 31, 2011
    Im replacing a pot that I had accidentally destroyed some time ago :bag: The bass is setup just like a jazz. i've checked a few diagrams and everything is now connected properly. when i plug in and strum though, no sound emits. when i touch certain terminals it does buzz slightly though. would a bad capacitor be the source of the problem? if not what else?
  2. PuffusMaximus


    May 31, 2011
    false alarm. turns out when i plugged in i had all the pots turned down. i feel really dumb now.
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    i was just gonna say that i've literally never encountered a "bad" cap in a guitar, unless one of the legs was broken.
  4. Steveaux

    Steveaux Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    The Wilds of NW Pa.
    Yeah, unless you're plugging your bass into a wall outlet, it should never see enough juice to blow a cap. Physical damage is the only type I've ever seen in caps.

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