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Need help with Musicman Stingray 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by funky_dude_007, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. Hi there...I have a MM Stingray5 since 1991. It is quite old.
    Nowadays i am getting a little hum from the pickup. Anybody have any suggestions for solving this?


  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Easy things first - have you tried a fresh battery?
  3. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Just to throw out some ideas:

    Check/replace battery
    Check/replace instrument cord
    Try another bass through your same rig, listen for same hum.
    Loose ground connection inside bass (controls or pickup)
    Replacement pickguard doesn't have foil shielding?
    Verify jack is not worn/is making tight connection

    Best of luck to you!