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Hohner 6 String Bass Malfunction

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Dylan617, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Dylan617


    Sep 10, 2013
    Toronto, ON
    Hey guys, first post on here so bear with me if I break any rules... I've had a Hohner 6 String for a few years now and I recently moved so it sat unplayed for about a year. I recently pulled it out and plugged it in to discover that only the B E and A strings are registering on my amp, the D string is barely audible and the G and C just plain can't be heard. Now I know that this model has one of those battery operated active and passive switches and the battery is very dead. Could the dead battery be what's causing the problem? I really hope it is the battery and not wiring that is shot... Any suggestions or comments will be appreciated
  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    You didn't store the guitar with the bass side down, treble side up did you? Fatal mistake. Could be an expensive repair.

    J/K. Swap the battery out. I have a Hohner Bass VI. Nicely built bass with weak electronics.
  3. 6stringpanda


    Aug 9, 2013
    I have 2 of these-try the battery but to be honest they are awesome basses but the electronics were always weak in these.
  4. Dylan617


    Sep 10, 2013
    Toronto, ON
    Jesus you scared me there haha.... I was thinking it was just the battery but wanted a second opinion, thanks Charlie
  5. JustForSport


    Nov 17, 2011
    If a new battery doesn't fix it, check p/u height (check it anyway).
    The BBass VI with soapbar pups have 'P' coil layout inside-
    use a piece of cutoff bass string or small screwdriver to verify
    magnet layout. Could also be a bad coil on treble side.
    BTW- from both pups?
    The pawnshop score I got had a bad pre, so I replaced with an EMG BQS, keeping the bypass switch.
    Sounds great, now.