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Problem with my Fender Jazz Deluxe....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by swa240z, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. I plugged in tonight to practice and all I get is a muffled and distorted sound out of my amp. I first thought I had a dead battery but after swapping in 3 other new batteries, I ruled that out.

    Next I thought that I had a tube problem with my Eden WT-400. I was able to rule that out when I plugged my son's bass in and it worked fine. I then swapped cables and still got the same crappy sound out of my Fender. Finally I plugged into my son's amp and...you guessed it...same crappy sound.

    So, it appears there is something wrong with my bass. Any idea what it might be? Thanks!!!

  2. Have you tried the battery?
  3. Did you read his post?

    Have you looked at the wiring? It's possible something is loose and all you need to do is solder it...
  4. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    I'd unscrew the controls and look at the wiring first.
  5. I just pulled the electronics and didn't find any loose wires or anything unusual looking on the circuit board. I hate the thought of taking it in for service for an extended period of time - I won't know what to do at night. Maybe I'll commandeer my son's bass - LOL.
  6. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    You looked at the board but did you look at the wires coming from the battery connection at the battery plug(where the battery snaps in)
  7. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    if the battery's good it soundls like a preamp or other electronic component is failing (parts is parts)
    i dunno about fender preamps - ime bartolini pres just quit when they fail
    fwiw, i think any bass that has a preamp and pickups that can be run in either passive or active mode should have an active/passive switch
    my old tobias has one, and it can be a life/gig saver
  8. Thanks for the hints on where to look for problems. I didn't find anything obvious, so whatever the fix is will probably be beyond me. So, I guess it's off to the shop... :(

  9. have you tried cleaning the jack socket and pots with switch cleaner spray?
  10. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    Maybe your pedal is on :)

    My guess would be the wireing.

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