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I've got a 70's Fender precision bass that just cut out. I

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I've got a 70's Fender precision bass that just cut out. I thought it was the jack input plug so I replaced the original with no success . upon further consideration I would like to keep the original jack input plug ( as it is a vintage all original bass) can you give me an easy, step by step troubleshooting chart ??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electronic Musical Instruments
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.
Hello. Thank you for coming to JustAnswer.Sorry for the wait. My name is Michael. I will be helping you with your question today.
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.
This may be a case where it just needs to be cleaned ornthe contacts bent inward, but if you need replacement parts for the jack, you can get then here....
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Cool . Ive got a couple of other irons in the fire today . When I get time I'll shoot you a picture of my multi-meter. perhaps you can show me the correct setting for checking circuits on the bass. I really want to use the stock ," switch craft " jack . You know how important it is to keep a vintage instrument stock.. Thanks for your quick response Michael...,.
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.
that would be the best thing. In this case, you will most likely continuity on the contacts for the jack first... that would be the weakest point and the easiest to troubleshoot.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hey Michael,
I'm a rank amateur when it comes to this stuff . So I need a walk through on how to check continuity. I have a meter but really need to know how to set it up to check continuity. I'll shoot you a few picture & we can get started .. Thanks BD

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