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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by markdavid, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. markdavid


    Jun 29, 2007
    Just thought I would share this horror story with you all .
    Just recently bought a used bass , anyhow I thought I would raise the pickups as they were sitting rather low and a little too far away from the strings , so I thought I would stick some more foam padding underneath the pickups to raise them a bit. Anyhow took the strings off loosened the pickup screws , did not realise how short the pickup wires were (very little flex at all) , next thing one of the wires has snapped away from the solder point :eek:
    Now I do very little in the way of diy so I have a couple of screwdrivers and thats pretty much it , stuck with no soldering iron (and no output from my pickups , and no money to take bass to a repair person) I have come up with an idea (a **** one none the less) i stuck a 5 pence piece inside the pickup cavity to bridge the gap between the solder point and the wire and put the pickup back inside the bass. It does the job for now (both pickups seem to be working fine) but I think i'll definately take the bass to a tech once I get paid , I really cant believe what a cowboy solution this is
  2. Apart from your rig up,without a soldering iron yer' gonna have ta run wut ya' brung!IME...
  3. Jared92


    Nov 1, 2007
    Fairfax VA
    Radio shack. Buy some loner wire and an iron for like $15.
  4. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Don't slander cowboys, and don't think you are one for a second. My grandfather was a cowboy. :eyebrow:

    You (and I) should be so lucky. OK? :cool:
  5. markdavid


    Jun 29, 2007
    lol!!!:) and apologies to any cowboys I may have offended
  6. ashtray9


    Aug 1, 2002
    Tempe Arizona
    We don't take kindly ta folks pokin' fun 'round these parts.
  7. crispygoat

    crispygoat Guest

    Aug 22, 2006
    London, Ontario

  8. ErebusBass


    Feb 20, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Buy a soldering iron and learn how to use it.

    If you don't you will be flushing money down toilet (or the lou, as I believe you folks call it) at the tech for the rest of your life if you don't.
  9. LMAO
  10. Dertygen


    Dec 21, 2008
    A-Town, Colorado

    That ain't cowboy, that's old-school punk :bassist:

    I'd do the same thing too :D
  11. markdavid


    Jun 29, 2007
    LOL , If I ever meet you , ill buy you a beer for sure :)
  12. Gothic


    Apr 13, 2008
    Kinda reminds me of this...


    :D :D :D

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