Problem with bass electronics -- help!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by junglebike, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. junglebike


    Feb 14, 2003
    San Diego, CA
    Hi guys...

    I have a Tune 4-string fretless that I love. It's got passive tune p/j pickups with an active 9v preamp. Here's my problem:

    Everything works fine on the p pickup. When I roll the blender back to the J, I get crunchy static noise (even when not playing) and a big volume drop. It gets worse when I boost the treble.

    It's not just single coil noise -- it hasn't always done this, and the volume drop is dramatic. The bridge pup is basically useless right now. What's going on?

    I swapped batteries just in case and it didn't change anything.

    Grrr... I have a gig tonight. Looks like it'll be p-bass tones all night...
  2. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    I can't say for sure, but it sounds like one of the connections in your preamp might have come lose, or something might not have been properly connected. I would either take a look if you know what you are doing, or get some one who does to look for you. Of course, I could be wrong.