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Help with a minor repair

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by flipmouse, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. flipmouse


    Jul 5, 2012
    Hey all...asking humbly for useful advice: .I have an active bass (MTD Kingston Heir) and the battery contact is poorly soldered...one wire has already fallen off. I have zip skills with soldering small things and have little experience in repair, and the connection for the second wire looks pretty weak. Is there a 9v contact out there that is easy to work with and/or more robust than factory equip? Thanks in advance.
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    It's likely you could get your hands on a better quality 9v connector but it still needs to be soldered on. The stock will be fine once it has a decent solder joint.
  3. flipmouse


    Jul 5, 2012
    Ok thx. Was just hoping I could DIY w/o a lot of fuss. But guess no.
  4. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    You can if you learn to solder! It's really easy and tutorials abound on the web.
  5. bumperbass


    Jun 19, 2012
    Surprisingly, I found some 9V clips at Radio Shack. They are solid plastic instead of riveted in contacts on a thin piece of cardboard. I've used these on a few projects and they survive the 'use a screwdriver to pry it off the battery' abuse. They come in a pack.