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Fix electronics or run passive?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by all-world, Dec 25, 2017.


  1. all-world

    all-world

    Dec 18, 2017
    Hi, all. I got this Rogue LX405 Series II, not III, for next to nothing. It's just what I wanted, and the pickups sound fine passive.

    20171225_092518 (003).

    But for anyone else who has this bass, how are the electronics?

    The wires that attach to the 9-volt battery are frayed so it shorts out when you run it active. I think I can fix it myself, but I wanted to check with other owners to see if it would be worthwhile.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Just tape up the wires & see how it sounds:

    19555.

    If they're kaput, you can wire it up V/V/T/B (Volume/Volume/Treble cut/Bass cut)
     
  3. all-world

    all-world

    Dec 18, 2017
    Can't really. Frayed wires are too close to clip, which is also torn. Was just going to snip the wires, get a new clip and twist the wires together.
     
  4. tlc1976

    tlc1976

    Aug 2, 2016
    Michigan
    I'd just solder on a new clip and call it good. If you don't have a nearby place to buy one, then rob one from a junk device laying around, or from the cheapest new/used device you can find that has one. Easier than rewiring the thing anyway.
     
  5. all-world

    all-world

    Dec 18, 2017
    Thanks for the advice. Soldering and I don't get along too well. I'm going to run it passive for a while and go from there.
     
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