#1
My fender jazz bass has decided to start giving out. its making a funny noise... (kinda like when your tuning in your radio)... the timing for this couldnt be more perfect because i have a gig coming up next weekend and im in the middle of nowhere... ive resoldered the connections to the guitar cable which helps a little but not too much. please someone have any other ideas so i can get my baby back
#2
maybe try cleaning all the pots and the output jack? this may work may not.
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#3
Use different cable, use different amp.
After that, it could possible be a shielding or a grounding problem.
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#4
What do you mean you "resoldered the connections to the guitar cable" ? Do you mean the input jack?

A)Check the grounds in your wiring harness and make sure they're properly soldered/connected to the proper pots. One time i opened up my Schecter Gryphon and found that one of the wires had snapped off the lug it was supposed to be connected to so that could be what's happening here.

B) Check all the wires and make sure they are properly connected to the pots, switch and pickup.

C) Check if it's the cable itself or your amplifier.
#5
Ive had that problem a few times. Its must be the Input Jack. Its either because you stick in the cable too hard or take it out too fast and that kinda f**ks up a wire.
Just melt some lead over the wire thats messed up (and becarful cause that sh*t is hot) and your good to go.
Hopefully I helped and good luck on your gig
#6
Quote by FTW330
Ive had that problem a few times. Its must be the Input Jack. Its either because you stick in the cable too hard or take it out too fast and that kinda f**ks up a wire.
Just melt some lead over the wire thats messed up (and becarful cause that sh*t is hot) and your good to go.
Hopefully I helped and good luck on your gig



... what?
#7
haha sorry guys i should have put more info... basically ive tried just about everything i could... a grounding issue is possible, but highly unlikely... i have a technician at my work who told me connections seemed good but he wasnt %100 sure (hes a computer tech). i use a zoom b2 effects pedal and have a couple of other basses as well. wiggling the cable doesnt help.... stranglely if the bass sits for a while the problem goes away for long enough to tune and maybe if im lucky get a bit of a warmup on. The cable is fine because it responds great with my typhoon five string... i just hate the five string and would rather take the fender to the gig. This has been a major problem with it for about a month but it has gotten progressively worse over time. My last option i have is to completely replace the input jack but it shows so signs of fray or wear
#8
Quote by FTW330
Ive had that problem a few times. Its must be the Input Jack. Its either because you stick in the cable too hard or take it out too fast and that kinda f**ks up a wire.
Just melt some lead over the wire thats messed up (and becarful cause that sh*t is hot) and your good to go.
Hopefully I helped and good luck on your gig



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Just to let you know, its called soldering.
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#9
Wellllll
First thing is first.
Change your cable.
If the problem persists, try playing through a different amp.
IFFF the problem still persists, open up your guitar and check that your ground wires are properly connected.

If they are.. Try turning off your computer monitor?


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