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New to me ATK 300 issue

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by progrmr, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. progrmr


    Sep 3, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    I got this ATK 300 for a song (well, $190 but you know what i mean :) ) - it's freakin' awesome.

    HOWEVER - when I move the bass around, I get this insane loud popping from the amp.

    The jack is TIGHT - I'm thinking that the preamp might be bumping around in there, but I've put additional foam in there to help secure it and I still get the noise..!!

    Starting to make me crazy - any ideas??
  2. banikek


    Sep 14, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Bad cord or jack would be my suspects. Change cords and see if it goes away. If not it's pretty simple to replace the jack.
  3. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    +1 on the jack.
  4. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    To help isolate the cause, with your hand, wiggle the cable, then the plug, then holding the bass firmly in both hands shake and twist it.
  5. Just because the jack feels tight doesn't mean it's o.k. My money is on a bad jack. It could also be the soldier connections to the jack are poorly done.
  6. progrmr


    Sep 3, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    Thanks, when I shake the bass it makes the noise with multiple cords, I guess its the jack.

    Weak!! Could be worse i suppose :)
  7. progrmr


    Sep 3, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    Updated - it wasn't the input jack...it was the battery - the foam on the bottom of the cover wasn't substantial enough to keep the battery in place. After I put in a new input jack and shook the bass, still had the noise. Removed the battery cover, put in more foam and now it's silent.

    That should've been easier :)
  8. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Still a good ending. :)
  9. Thanks for the update. It's always good to hear how these things worked out.