#1
i have this POS fender rip off, p-bass i bought from a pawn shop. i was tight on cash, and tried to work with what i had.

i removed the pickguard, and suddenly a wire came loose from the pickup to the output. after putting the pickguard back on, my bass no longer plays on my amp.

i don't know how to repair it exactly, will i need a new pickup entirely, or can i go about fixing it myself.

i'm sorry, i wish i could explain myself better. thanks for any help.
#2
If you can get a picture up there's a better chance somebody can help. Did the wire come off the pot or the pickup itself?
#4
Quote by IndianRockStar
Chances are it i'll be something like some solder came loose and you'll have to redo it. It probably won't be THAT big a hassle.


No, but it will cost him if he doesnt know how to do it himself.... might not be worth it.

My advice: get new one.
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Last edited by BulletFrost at Jul 15, 2008,
#5
Quote by IndianRockStar
Chances are it i'll be something like some solder came loose and you'll have to redo it. It probably won't be THAT big a hassle.


Yeah, it'll most likely take less than 10 minutes to fix with a soldering iron. I've had to do the same thing a few times with guitars.

If it came off the pup itself, it might be a bit harder to fit, but still shouldn't be a big deal.
#6
I think i had the same problem with my fender, i dont know exactly what wire came loose in it but i just took it to my bass teacher and he fixed it for me. Im sure if u just take it to a store they'll do it
#7
Quote by BulletFrost
No, but it will cost him if he doesnt know how to do it himself.... might not be worth it.

My advice: get new one.


yeah im just gonna look for another one. i'll probably find a squire in a pawn shop for pretty cheap.
#8
Like a new Squire altogether? What're you going to do with the old one.
#11
soldering iron + solder... £20.

New bass- more than £20.

It isn't hard to resolder something. And a little tip- never remove a P-Bass pickguard without removing knobs and the such. It isn't like a J-bass where you can whip off the old pick guard and leave the control plate intact. That's probably why the wire is no longer attached- because you effectively ripped it off.