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Signal cutting out.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by StrudelBass, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. StrudelBass


    Jul 6, 2002
    I'm having some sort of dilemma. My sound seems to be cutting out randomly. I don't think its my amp, but I do think it has to do with my cable or my bass output jack. Is there any way to tell which one needs replacing? If I push my cable too much in the signal gets cut, and the same goes if I tug on it lightly, which isn't good because of gravity (it points downwards to the floor).
  2. Try your bass with a different cable.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Sounds like a loose input jack to me.
  4. +1 on the loose input jack. should just have to open up the control cavity and push the ground pin towards center.
  5. StrudelBass


    Jul 6, 2002
    ground pin?
  6. the pin that touches the groove in the tip of the jack (i think its the ground) over time that pin gradually bends itsefl out. and you have to go manipulate it back towards center...
  7. mashed potatoes

    mashed potatoes

    Nov 11, 2003
    how would one go about doing that?
  8. Just bend it. Next time you plug it in, you should feel some resistance before it locks in place. This lets you know that it is secure. I also twist the cable a few times to make sure I have a clean connection.