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bass problem?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by esp50, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. esp50


    Jan 14, 2004
    i just got my esp f104 about a week or two ago,and when i went to play it last night it made a farting noise,and i have to hit the strings really hard to get a sound...im pretty sure its the pickups....what do i do? replace the pickups or get some sort of warrenty?
  2. Most likely the battery powering the preamp is nearly drained. Replace it with a fresh one and see if that helps the situation. If not, you have a warranty issue, provided you bought the bass new.
  3. tim4003


    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    If your battery is dead, it's likely that you've left the cable plugged into the bass while not playing.
    FYI, the cable is what turns the pre-amp in your bass off/on, so the battery is always draining when the cable is plugged into the bass.