HELP, dead roachs under pickgrauds!!!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Thursday, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. Thursday


    Nov 24, 2005
    Bronx, New York
    I have a Fender Standard Precision (MIM). I got it as a gift. It was used. When I took a look under the pick graud I found roach eggs and dead roachs. I'm thinking that the roaches **** up my wiring and my pickups. Because every time I play it I get this ****ing hummimg sound thats its making me crazy!!!
  2. westland


    Oct 8, 2004
    Hong Kong
    Ewwwwwwewwww .... gross :spit:
  3. Depends how old the roaches are I guess. If they're not moldy, you could just roll em up and smoke em.

    Oh, wrong roaches ....
  4. Do roaches eat wiring? I dont' think so, but can't be sure.

    I'd suggest if you get any other "gifts" from that guy for Xmas, you should open them in the garage just in case....

  5. philthygeezer


    May 22, 2002
    Change the pickup/pots.

    Oh yeah, and put a 'Roach Motel' in the control cavity.
  6. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
  7. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Reminds me of something i just read on about a guy with mud daubers in his guitar. I think that was an acoustic, though. This begs the question... how did they get in there? And what where the doing in there?

    Anyway, I don't think roaches would eat the wiring, but I suppose a bass with roaches in it is bound to have some problems. If nothing else, it's a sign of neglect.
  8. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    You know, for our purposes, you're thinking of the "right" roaches right about now. :D
  9. playmybass


    Mar 28, 2004
    Tucson, Az
    i thought you were saying that as a metaphor, not literally haha.