1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

P Bass troubles, need to replace pots? Pickup?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by streetknight, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. streetknight


    May 27, 2011
    I just purchased a very used MIM P Bass. I got it cheap cause I knew it needed at least an input jack. It will pop and crackle if you move the cable. So I pulled the pick guard to check everything out. Some very shoddy wiring. I don't know if I should just go ahead and replace both pots and the input jack while I'm in there or just re solder all the connections. The pots don't seem scratchy, but it has some horrible soldering on all of the connections, heck one of them wasn't even soldered, just twisted together with electrical tape.

    I've never owned a P Bass before. bought it to try with some flats.

    Are the factory MIM pups decent, or should I look to upgrade that too?

  2. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    its a ground.
    bad solder joints by the sounds of it.
  3. streetknight


    May 27, 2011
    I went thru and soldered everything and got it working. thanks
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    wow dude, you look just like doug pinnick :D

    good job on the soldering, but yes, the mexi deserves and benefits from a better pickup; it's a good slab of wood otherwise.

Share This Page