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Bridge question!!! **HELP**

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by CaracasBass, May 13, 2005.


  1. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Few days ago my Fender P-bass started to make a HUGE ground noise during a rehearsal with my band. After looking into the control cavity I found the bridge´s ground cable lose.

    So now I´ve to unscrew all 5 screws that attach the bridge to the body and solder the cable back to where it belongs.

    I´m good with soldering jobs, but taking off the bridge is making me a little bit nervous.

    Any thoughts/advice welcome!!!!
     
  2. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Not at all, it´s a regular BADASS II. Maybe I´m a little nervous because it will be the first time I take off a bridge in one of my basses and were looking for advice.

    Thanx Josh!!!
     
  3. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I was checking every single ground cable, and discovered that the one that came from the bridge, as you mention, was free, unsoldered. So when I play, touch the strings, or the bridge, the ground noise is still there.
     
  4. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Now I understand what you mean!!! (since english isn´t my main lenguage, sometimes I have to read things more than once to get the idea :rolleyes: )

    OK, if that cable is not attached to the bridge, where it was attached first? Is the BA II bridge over the body, attached with 5 screws, or it has some cavity under it?

    (I´m confused now)
     
  5. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Ok people. After taking off the bridge, I saw a small hole where the ground cable conects with the bridge. I pulled out a little the cable so it can make contact again with the bridge and put the BadAss in place.

    It worked, and no soldering was needed, as Smash said. I think the next step is make a nice shielding work to the control and pup cavities, since the bass has some noise when you´re not touching any metal part of it.

    Thanx for your help and patience.

    Ignacio.