having a minor issue

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MVACCARO, Jan 13, 2014.



    Dec 15, 2013
    So I noticed while I was playing yesterday that if my leg comes in contact (or anything) with my cable my bass cuts out and I have to adjust the cable to reconnect so I can play My jack is located on the side of my bass is this common or is it just me
  2. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish. Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    Some connections on your jack input are loose on the inside of the bass, get that looked at. Or look at it yourself if you know what you're doing :)


    Dec 15, 2013
    yea i'll have to have someone look at it someone told me to use an angled cable but not shure if that will help (kinda dont wanna buy something unless it works)
  4. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    All that will possibly do is make it easier to avoid knocking the end of the cable, so I wouldn't bother - just get the connections looked at.
  5. bassman10096


    Jul 30, 2004
    +1 Don't delay - every time I've had the problem you are describing, it was either a problem with the jack or a bad cable plug (have you tried a different cable or at least turned the cable around?). Problems like this don't get better - they only get worse.
  6. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    It's also possible the cable itself is bad.
  7. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    Just giggle it a bit you know. Seriously, try another cable. If that doesn't work, then the jack itself is loose or needs to be replaced or re-soldered.


    Dec 15, 2013
    yea Ill try another cable thanks
  9. I take you *are* tucking the cable round the strap/strap peg before plugging in? If not, it may help. However it sounds like you need your jack socket replaced (providing your cables are OK).

    Barrel jacks are notorious for this. What kind of bass is it?

    If you can solder, it'd be much easier & cheaper to do it yourself.



    Dec 15, 2013
    its a dean edge 09m and yea I do tuck it its brand new so is it a common thing to have right out of the box
  11. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  12. jefkritz


    Oct 20, 2007
    iowa city, IA

    Also, don't get an angled cable. IME they tend to make this problem worse.
  13. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    Is the jack nut lose at all? I have seen this on a few new basses

    If not...it sounds like a lose lead in the jack itself (or bum cable)both easy and cheap fixes
  14. Zephrant


    Dec 10, 2013
    Spokane, WA
    Check your nut, then pop the cover and wiggle the wires going to the jack a little.

    I had a wire fall off the pot on my last CL bass. Easy for me to fix, and now I know it is solid.


    Dec 15, 2013
    So its the cable I used a different on from a friend so now the question is angled or straight
  16. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Use whatever you prefer. I always use an angled cable and I've never had an issue with them.


    Dec 15, 2013
    cool thanks
  18. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    I had the same thing happen with my Ibanez ATK 300 years back, it was a bad jack. I tried getting around it for a while but, as stated above, it only got worse. I had to take it into a tech and they had to replace the input jack. It will still do it every now and then but that is why I use an angled jack most times now. Its easier on the input. If it persists, get it looked at for sure. Because it will get worse and you may be stuck with an unusable bass at the worst time.
  19. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    I'm glad you found the problem. I find that a 90 degree cable with the cable tucked through the strap is the best solution for keeping the connection secure and keeping the cable out of the way.


    Dec 15, 2013
    yea so Im thinking of getting this cabel its a Musicians Gear tweed right angle cable