Quick Fix?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by kypes_w, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. kypes_w


    Nov 30, 2005
    Alright folks, I'm new here.......... Here's my pickle, my Stingray, has recently **** out on me. I got mad one night and slightly beat the **** out of it...Long story, anyways I thought I had the problem solved by replacing the input jack....Apparently not, it died out after 20 minutes of playing tonight? Any body have any ideas, are my pots broken? Is there any way I can just re-wire everything so I just use the volume control, and bypass the eq? We're on tour and I need a quick fix.

  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    This is the funniest post I've seen since I've been here! A guy with one bass who's on tour beats it up and now it doesn't work and jeopardizes the whole tour because he can't control his temper. I think you're headed for stardom, dude!

    Wish I could help you with your question, but I have no idea if you can wire that pickup and bypass the controls. I imagine you can. But I really have nothing to contribute. I just wanted to laugh at you for being a genius.
  3. I hope you at least smashed it onstage to the delight of your fans!

    I'll be the first to ask this as if I don't someone else will:
    Is it active? Battery?
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    This thread is so.... "Rock 'n Roll" !! ;)
  5. Bass


    Nov 10, 2003
    Yes, you can bypass the tone pots and wire the pickup directly to the volume pot. Who needs tone control anyways?

    Note: use the above advice with caution. I'm just some guy on the internet, and I admit I'm not very good at wiring.
  6. kypes_w


    Nov 30, 2005
    Do you have any links to the wiring diagrams?....
  7. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    The Stingray is Active, however the pickup is not.
    You could bypass, but that would make the Stingray sound like crap... with very low output.

    The REAL solution is to take it to a tech. But I believe your problem is that if it died after 20 Minutes, then probable its just the solder joint in the new jack that cut off. Most posibly the Battery Lead.

    take it to a tech. there is no quick fix.
  8. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    ...and in the meantime get down to the pawnshops and pick up a backup, hopefully not too nice either.

    That way you've got one that's safe to beat up next time. ;)

    I have little doubt that many here on the forums could fix it for you in person, but since it is broken and you're on here asking for online assistance rather than getting inside and fixing it, you're probably best off taking it into a shop for repair.

    P.S. Also in regards to it working for 20 minutes before dying, just for the heck of, check the battery.

    Good luck.