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My P-bass Squier is dead!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Hiromakuta, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. So, today I was rehearsing with a band, and about 30 min later of playing, I started hearing some high shrieks and clipping from my amp for about 5 min. I thought it was my cable or something but then my bass stopped having any sound at all, only making a really low distorted noise when I strummed all the strings. I was thinking of taking it to a local music store, but I´m wondering if there´s another way to fix it. Thanks in advance.
  2. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    sure its not your amp?
  3. Mark Gollihur

    Mark Gollihur Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2000
    Mullica Hill, NJ
    Owner/President, Gollihur Music LLC
    Yeah, man - the Squier P-Bass has about the simplest electronics in any musical instrument - sounds more like the amp...
  4. pull your pickguard - look at the wires to the input jack, and then to the pickup.
  5. Well, it isn´t my amp because I´ve plugged the bass on a electronic tuner and there wasn´t any signal coming out from the bass.

    How do I pull out the pick guard?
  6. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    The pickguard is hold by bolts...you pull out bolts with a screwdriver.
  7. bigd4207


    Apr 28, 2006
    In the clouds
    screwdrivers are for screws, wrenches are for bolt, and the pickguard is held on by screws. note - loosening the strings makes this a lot easier
  8. basic RCA (root cause analysis) question, but when you checked your bass in the tuner...did you use a different cable?
  9. I´ve already took the bass to a local shop, and it was indeed the bass. The input thingie was kinda loose, so they fixed it and now it works! Thanks anyway everyone.
  10. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Pasco, WA

    Ain't it great when everything turns out o.k.?


  11. El-Bob


    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    that definitely sounds like a problem with the amp. you should really get the amp checked out
  12. Damnit. Well, that's good to hear, but absolutely no fun:). I was hoping there was some demonic entity in your pickups or something....
  13. I hate it when my input thingie gets loose. :p