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Squire j bass pu's HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by 8bassist4life8, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. 8bassist4life8


    Sep 24, 2009
    Today while doing some regular work on my squire VM jazz bass I tightened the nuts that go on the volume, tone knobs, and output jack after trying to plug in a d play my bass no sounds comes out and nothing shows up on my tuner. Please help!!!!:thumbdown:
  2. Take the bass apart and have a look. I presume you didn't over tighten the nuts? Try another lead as that could be the problem. Don't do anything drastic till you find the fault!

  3. 8bassist4life8


    Sep 24, 2009
    I think I might ha e over tightened them but then when I loosened them they still didn't work. When I looked under the control plate everything was fine.
  4. oldleftybass


    Jan 24, 2013
    If you did damage a pot by overtightening (seems like you would have to REALLY overtighten) you have a few options:

    1. Take it to someone
    2. Get a multimeter, open the control cavity and trace the signal path to see where you lose continuity
    3. Replace one pot at a time

    Most likely not the jack. Tightening the pot nut just pulls on the shell of the pot- not the shaft that has the wiper on it, so it's hard to see where overtightening would damage it.

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