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Precision Output Issue

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by J. Crawford, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    My Highway 1 puts out about half the volume as my MIA Precision all of the sudden. Both are passive, played through the same amp without any change in volume on the head.

    I'm not an electric savvy man, so I don't know what it would be.

    Dead pickup? Shady wiring? Maybe a dead wire, or a loose connection?

    I may have a show Saturday, and I'd like to play it.

  2. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
  3. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Have you taken the pg off to compare the USA to the Hwy 1? Or looked at the Hwy 1 by itself even?
  4. jay loren

    jay loren Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Could be a dead wire.
    I had this problem with a guitar humbucker. Turned out to be a broken wire in one of the spools.
  5. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    Virginia Beach
    How does the volume pot feel when you turn it? Does it feel gritty, or provide excessive resistance? That's the first thing that popped into my head.
  6. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    Output jack.
  7. Dbassmon


    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    In a completely passive circuit, the things that would likely affect output would be bad pot, or bad pickup.

    Wiring or bad jack would give you intermittent contact would shut down output altogether.
  8. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Ten bucks on the output jack.

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