Music Man Bongo Signal Problems

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ebanizer6, Nov 24, 2019.


  1. Ebanizer6

    Ebanizer6

    Nov 24, 2019
    I just want to know if this is a problem with all Bongo Basses or just mine. So it started around the end of August when I was just playing somewhere and I go to plug in and I notice that there's no signal going to the amp so I figured that the battery's in it must be dead. So when I get home, I check my amp and the signal is going through. I'm not sure why, but at some places, signal goes through well, but then at other places, I usually need a pedal to get signal through. I wanna know if anyone else who uses a Bongo Bass has run into this problem before.
     
  2. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    Never had a problem with the pair of Bongo’s I own. Were you using the same instrument cable in both locations?
     
  3. Ebanizer6

    Ebanizer6

    Nov 24, 2019
    Different cables. Though because of this problem, I've been bringing a cable and Pedal with me when I have to play bass since it seems to work when the signal goes through a pedal.
     
  4. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    Possibly a faulty cable.
     
  5. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    Bad cable or bad output jack.
     
  6. vinnie6

    vinnie6

    Dec 25, 2011
    IL
    I would suspect the output jack. Rub a q tip soaked in tv tuner cleaner or denatured alcohol in there. It will come out dirty. Try not to Snag any cotton in there.
     
  7. Ebanizer6

    Ebanizer6

    Nov 24, 2019
    I assume its an electronic problem with the Bass its self cause when I went to guitar center to show them the problem, I decided to demonstrate the problem for them by slapping it and the signal cut out for a few seconds.
     
  8. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    Start with the output jack. It's the cheapest and easiest thing to replace.
     
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