Bass problem can anyone help?

Discussion in 'Bass' started by Zez, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Zez

    Zez Guest

    Ok so I connect my bass to a direct box and next to a preamp that goes to an interface.
    I notice a kinda click sound every now and then so I think well maibe a bad cable. I change the bass cable dosnt seem to solve the problem.
    now i try conecting the trhu of the direct box to the amp and I can hear the click noise on the amp. Now Ill try to plug the bass directly to the bass amp to see if the noise is still there. The noise is still there but much much quiet
    to hear it I need to boost the mid and high frecuencies. But its still there .

    can anyone tell me where that noise comes from and how to solve it
    pd I also tried to lif the ground from the direct box but it just makes the noise louder ..

    thanks :?
  2. Spase

    Spase Active Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    well... you've changed everything else, and it's still there. It's coming from the bass. Either bad wiring or a bad connector. The connectors can sometimes get bent and have an interminttent connection. They can simply be bent back (this is inside the bass, you'll have to open it and check it). Otherwise there is a bad connection somewhere in the wiring.
  3. natural

    natural Active Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Probably obvious but are you sure that when you pluck the string that it doesn't hit the pickup.
  4. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    NY, USA
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    what kind of pickups are in the bass? if they are active you may need a new battery.
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