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Cort Artisan B4 electronics problem. Please help!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BucardoBass, May 20, 2011.

  1. BucardoBass


    Mar 31, 2010
    Madrid, Spain
    Hi buddies,

    I play a Cort Artisan B4 with the Bartolini MK1 pickups and preamp. It has the push/pull volume knob. Upper position cuts the eq, just leaving the pickup balance and volume control. Lower position enables the eq. With the eq enabled, I hear a madly distorted sound when I play. It's like a SSSHRHHRHSHSHSH, also when I touch any of the eq knobs. Did anyone had this problem with this bass or any other with similar electronics? Any suggestions to fix it by myself? Or should I ask for professional help? Thanks!!
  2. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    Not to sound condescending, but have you tried a new 9v battery?
  3. BucardoBass


    Mar 31, 2010
    Madrid, Spain
    Yes of course. That's another issue: they run out of power quite fast (I have other active basses that I play more often and the battery lasts much more). Could this be related?

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