#1
Ello ello.
Lately my bass has been acting really strange, distorted notes and such, and it started off that I couldnt play a low E anymore without getting brown noise out of my amp. (and it wasn't my amps fault because I tried 4 different ones)
Now today I try to play again, and move my pickups down from the strings..but every single note would distort immediately.
This could mean one thing, the battery(active elec). I pop open the bass, and go to remove my battery from the 9 volt connector. Slip. Out comes the black wire from it, and the red one is still chilling there.

My question: ....now what? Do i cut open the connector and resolder the black in there or what???

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Timely response would be appreciated, I have band practice this weekend.
Thanks a bunch guys.
#2
Yep, resoldering time. Simple fix so long as you know what you're doing.
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#3
Quote by canadianpunk071
Yep, resoldering time. Simple fix so long as you know what you're doing.


Cool, now would this explain the distorted noise???
Before it got really bad if I turned the onboard EQ down the bite wasnt as noticable, and the only way I could play would to be playing really softly
#4
Quote by Kellas
Cool, now would this explain the distorted noise???
Before it got really bad if I turned the onboard EQ down the bite wasnt as noticable, and the only way I could play would to be playing really softly


Yes, this is without doubt the problem. Lack of power to the preamp, resulting in a shit signal.

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#5
Fantastic, going to have to take the baby into the shop class at school.
I can go to sleep without having nightmares tonight, thanks for the help man appreciate it.
#6
No problem. What kind of bass is that, anyway?
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#7
i guess u pulled the wire pretty hard...
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#8
Quote by canadianpunk071
No problem. What kind of bass is that, anyway?


Its a Warwick Rock Bass Corvette SE.
Got it in September for my first real bass, started off with a lil broken Ibanez and worked the summer to get her.


And, for the wire pulling, I just took the thing out and it popped out. The blue thing that holds both the red and black was squished in though, and has been since I got it.
#9
Quote by ECistheBest
i guess u pulled the wire pretty hard...


I doubt it, they actually pull out surprisingly easily.
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#10
oh really?
i don't really pull on it so much cuz i don't really want anything to deal with...
i got like 5 spare battery clips now but yea when i wired it in
i was careful to the max
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