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problems with my j bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pmkelly, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    ok, down and dirty question... why can I still hear a signal from my jazz bass when both volume knobs are turned down?

  2. What kind of singal?

    Noise, actual notes, static, profanities?
  3. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    same thing happens to my bartolinied mim fretless jazz. Where the volume doesn't really go down all the way? you can still here what you are playing through your amp?
  4. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO

  5. mnadelin


    Apr 6, 2003
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I have the same problem. Turning off fluorescent lights or other electrical devices usually stops it. Anyone can feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm going to guess it's the 60Hz AC power causing interference.
  6. RobbieK


    Jun 14, 2003
    Possibly a loose wire, or maybe it just wasn't wired quite right in the first place. But it sounds like a dodgy pot, to me.