"fixing" a second hand bass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Peter_00, May 24, 2003.

  1. I just bought a second hand tune bass of this guy
    who had it sitting in the back of his cupboard for 7 years ($1300AU.) It works perfectly apart from two things, there may be a small amount of corrosion on some of the frets, and when I play it through my amp (peavey keyboard amp) it distorts when I pluck hard, could this be a pre-amp/pick-up problem or just because my amp cant handle it?
  2. Oh yeah and how can I get the corrosion of.. :rolleyes:
  3. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Try ScotchBrite pads or some #0000 steel wool

  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    If the sound distorts, check to see if their is a battery in the bass for an on-board pre-amp. it might need to be changed.


    the input jack might be oxidized & it's not making full contact with the cable jack.