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Bass amplifying when volume knobs off

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassistForJesus, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. BassistForJesus


    Sep 28, 2010
    My passive jazz amplifies even when both neck and bridge volume are turned all the way down.

    Is this normal? If, not what can I do to fix this?

    Thanks TBers.
  2. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Certainly not normal. Is it still amplifying at a very noticeable volume, or is it just slight?
  3. BassistForJesus


    Sep 28, 2010
    Significantly enough to where I have to turn amp col all the way down.
  4. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    is your bass active? I noticed this happening with my ray 4 but won't do it with any passive basses.
  5. Check the wiring. Check with a multimeter if the pots behave correctly.
  6. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    Did you tap the pickups with both volumes down? Are both amplifying or just one? This will help you track down the problem. My guess is that it's one of the pots
  7. Matthijs


    Jul 3, 2006
    a vol pot is probably not connected to ground. check the wiring for a broken connection or bad soldering.
  8. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish.

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    I thought you meant "when the knob is off the bass." Like, physically off. :D
  9. Probably this.

  10. BassistForJesus


    Sep 28, 2010
    Passive bass. I'll check the ground. Thanks guys
  11. BassistForJesus


    Sep 28, 2010
    Thanks fellas. Took to a local shop and it was a ground issue.

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