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something just died. argh

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Laguna J., Mar 27, 2005.


  1. Laguna J.

    Laguna J.

    Dec 10, 2002
    Liverpool, UK
    just plugged in my mij passive P-bass for the first time in a few months and the tone control has for some reason just stopped working. the sound seems stuck as if it was set to the more trebly setting which is interesting as the pot was set to the opposite.

    the pot isn't loose or anything and doesn't crackle through the amp so any idea what the problem could be?
     
  2. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE

    FWIW:

    yep, check for any loose wires/bad connections and you can stick a meter on the pot to see if you get sweep. The stem or wiper could have broken. Or just replace the pot if you've got another laying about.
     
  3. Check your tone pot carefully for the following
    Either lost the ground to back case of the pot
    or
    cap on tone pot is bad
    or
    tone pot went bad

    It is like the tone pot is not in the circuit for one of the reasons above.