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any suggestions of how to fix my bass? Answered

i used an adaptor of the input in my bass and its been stuck there ever since plus some of the wiring inside got disconnected


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Quercus austrina (author)2014-07-22

Josehf and mpilchfamily are correct in that you need to remove the adapter first, then reattach the wires in the correct spots.

Get 2 blocks of wood and space them just far enough apart to allow only the adapter to pass between. Place your control plate on the blocks with the "business end" up (the pointy end of the adapter) and then use something solid to push , or tap the adapter back through the jack. Maybe a 10 to 16 penny common nail with the head against the adapter point. Tap the sharp end with a hammer and it should pop right out.

Since the black wire is soldered to the potentiometer case (and because black is normally, but not always, the color for ground), that is your ground wire. That goes to the sleeve or barrel of the jack (center hole). The green is the signal wire and that goes to the tip or side arm, if you will. The tabs for these should dbe easy to see when looking at the jack sideways. If you are unsure, use an ohmmeter set to continuity or the lowest scale possible. When the buzzer sounds or you read close to 0 ohms, that is a match.

Good luck fixing your bass!


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Josehf Murchison (author)2014-07-10

Well I would say the green wire is the signal wire and it goes to the center tab of the jack.

Twist the adapter if it rotates but doesn't come out, make sure you support the face plate tightly to the adaptor and give it a light tap from the inside.


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mpilchfamily (author)2014-07-10

Push the plug out and find where the wires go and solder them back into place.

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