#1
Ok guys. I have a Squier J Bass (400 AUD RRP). Yesterday i n00bishly didn't tuck my lead into the strap, and then, of course, with my one slipup, I stepped on the lead. It's rooted the input. Looking in the hole, I can see the plug bent at about ninety degrees to where it should be. There was a horrible crunching sound when it happened. The lead is fine. I heard the J Bass line has a hideous mess of electronics under the faceplate. Help me, please!
How badly broken is it? Can it be fixed, how much would it cost? Would I be better off getting a new bass? etc.
Last edited by King Krapp at Oct 28, 2008,
#2
we're gonna have to put it down - i'm sorry


seriously tho, try just pulling it out... it's the plug you're talking about right?

try unscrewing a few things and seeing if you can pop it out... its a squier, you aren't gonna do any damage to it that could decrease it's value any more. you should be able to fix it. If the guitar hole is broken, try finding a replacement part
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I step on my lead all the time...is that a bad thing?
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could you post a pic? it could really help us to help you
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#7
Just take off the faceplate, bend everything back and you should be good to go. If it doesn't work, you can buy a new jack for cheap at Radioshack or something and fix it yourself, provided you have elementary soldering skills and a set of eyes to tell where which wire goes. If you don't feel comfortable, take it to a tech and tell him what happened.
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Just take off the faceplate, bend everything back and you should be good to go. If it doesn't work, you can buy a new jack for cheap at Radioshack or something and fix it yourself, provided you have elementary soldering skills and a set of eyes to tell where which wire goes. If you don't feel comfortable, take it to a tech and tell him what happened.

Thanks very much
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I step on my lead all the time...is that a bad thing?

Probably, y'knever know when it will break
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pics please matey
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I step on my lead all the time...is that a bad thing?

yes and no.

yes, you can grind small rocks into your cable or do something even damaging to the instrument like TS here

no, every once and a wile will probably not hurt it.
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Jazz Bass electronics are pretty simple, you can do it.



This^

If there's one project that would be fine for someone's first use of a solderinger iron with absolutely no previousl experience with electronics, this would probably be it.

TS, whoever told you there is a mess of electronics under that control panel is full of it. It's darn simple stuff and as everyone has said, you can just take off the contorl plate and do what you need to do (bend or replace the jack) without much worry. Have fun, and enjoy learning from the experience!