Hi, I hope I'm doing this right. It is my first post here and it really just a shot in the dark. I recently purchased this bass for $20.00. I of course bought it without hesitation knowing full well that it might not work at all. If anything, it was a parts purchase. 1) The first problem is that I'm not sure if I've identified it since someone refinished it or it was from some kind of a kit. 2) It has some wires off or missing from the battery compartment and I have never seen this kind of amp before. I really love how this bass feels and it would be a shame to scrap it for parts if there is a way to get it working. I will post pictures once I figure out how. I also wanted to mention that I think this site is pretty awesome. There is so many goodies buried in this site. It will take quite sometime to read through here. Kudos to the site owner for creating this forum.