Help me put my bass guitar back together

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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby Mark Swanson » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:16 am

The more active that you are on Facebook, the larger following you will attract. And be careful of clicking on any ads and links and keep your virus updates current!
I love the album artwork too! Holding that big album in your hands and studying the cover and every word on it was one of the cool things about buying a new album back then, I loved it. the Progressive rock era and the covers they had were the best, and that's where my tastes lie.
As far as that loud hum goes, the first two things to check are the string ground wire- make sure it is in place and connected. And the second thing is that you might have the wires reversed on the output jack. Try switching them around once and see if that fixes it.
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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby linda barth » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:43 pm

I'm keeping my Facebook group small. It seems to be working because most of what I see are things I find of interest. I wish I could turn off the news feed. I don't watch it at home and I just really don't care.

I might do a couple more albums things and see how it goes. No on commented on the Yes albums I wrote about. They are at the top of the creative list. A few years back, when I was still working, my co-worker, a young man in his late twenties told me he had found a new band called Yes. Said the music was kind of disco. I said WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT????? I went on-line and copied the discography and e-mailed it over to his desk. OH, he says. I had to also show him what progressive rock was . He was into Rap R&B. All I could think to describe was there are a lot of notes and it's very busy. He said, "what do you mean a lot of notes?" I went to his desk and pulled up Dream Theater - The Dance of Eternity. To me it is the definition.

Tell me which progressive bands/albums you like. My Tom was a big progressive rock fan. You couldn't really put him in just one music category though. He had all of the great classic rock bands, then a big collection of Jethro Tull, some German bands that I didn't know and, of course his metal collection. Thanks to him I started liking Metallica and Ozzy. My taste is broad, but I didn't have much metal.

I'm not going to stress on the bass. I worked on the soldering a little yesterday and then put back together. Now that it is wired right it will just take a little fine tuning. I'll check what you suggested.
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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby Barry Daniels » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:28 pm

If you like Yes, check out Jimmie Spheeris' Isle of View. Amazing album but rather hard to find.
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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby linda barth » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:17 pm

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Barry Daniels...I liked the album very much. I shared with some friends. Thank you.

Mark....

I've tried moving the soldering points around on the jack, but no relief. Could you take a look at my jack and tell me where to solder to what? It has 3 points. One on one side and 2 on the other. So let's call the singular point #1, on the other side #2 will be the one on the left. Hope that makes sense. Picture attached.
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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby Bill Raymond » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:57 pm

Your shield (ground) should be attached to terminal #1 (by your numbering system) and the signal (or "hot") lead should connect to terminal #3.
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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby Mark Swanson » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:36 pm

I think that is right too.
I would have agreed with Tom, Jethro Tull is my favorite and they rule!
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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby linda barth » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:10 pm

I was getting some album cover pictures ready this morning so I can blog or whatever it is. Tull was one,......of course. so I had them on YouTube while I was working and it broke for an interview. I don't know what year it was, but early on. I guess it was Ian Anderson..I was only half listening but he was saying they had to share studio space with Led Zeppelin and that he didn't get along with Robert Plant. The he remembered that he had made a comment to Robert Plant about them getting together they could have a great band using Tull's lyrics with Plant's music and later realized that Plant had been writing the lyrics. I'll post a few covers. Do you have albums?


I'll bet this was fun. I don't know much about them. I just got on board with these albums.

http://jethrotull.com/2015-news-update- ... -anderson/
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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby Mark Swanson » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:51 pm

I haven't seen many of these images. But I do know quite a bit about the band. I just saw them last April and got to spend the rest of the evening at a small gathering with the band afterwards and had long talks with most. It was great!
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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby linda barth » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:49 pm

OMG. How do I get to hang out with you? I only started listening a little recently. Every album cover is amazing. I decided to put them away and not list them for sale,. I have 14.

I'm attaching pictures of A Passion Play. It actually has a program from a play inside the gatefold.

Here is the write up:

It is a concept album comprising individual songs arranged into a single continuous piece of music (which is split into two parts on the original vinyl LP release). The theme of the concept is apparently the spiritual journey of one man (Ronnie Pilgrim) in the afterlife. In the original tour to support the album, three videos were used: one for the intro of the play, a second for "The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles", and a final shot passage to conclude the act. The whole of the concert was probably the high water mark of Jethro Tull's elaborate stage productions.

Advancing in the progressive rock genre, A Passion Play continues with the whole band playing a multitude of instruments, heavily toned with dominating minor key variation. The spoken word piece "The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles," has its relations in musical terms with Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. Bruce Eder describes Anderson's singing in biblical-sounding references, interwoven with modern language as a sort of a rock equivalent to T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land with the music a "dazzling mix of old English folk and classical material, reshaped in electric rock terms.

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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby Bill Raymond » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:47 pm

I wouldn't try to dampen one's enthusiasm, but do wonder whether this discussion of albums and covers might be more appropriate to the "Jam Session" section.
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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby linda barth » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:52 pm

I don't know about the jam session section. Is it past of Facebook? I'm thinking it over any way. No one really seems to care. I was thinking about looking elsewhere.

Here's a link for you. I've seen these guys a few times. Amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCKxPc4 ... HY9z5uZklu
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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby Jim McConkey » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:25 am

The Jam Session is just another part of this Forum. This discussion is in the Electronics section. The Jam Session is kind of a free-for-all about all topics not covered in our other areas. We try to encourage members to keep discussions focused on one topic. It would be best to start another discussion about albums in the Jam Session. Not everyone reads all the sections, and lot of woodworkers never read this Electronics section, so you might actually get more exposure in the Jam Session.
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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby linda barth » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:31 am

Sounds good. I'll go have a look. I was also thinking about doing a search on line to see if there's anything out there like it already. I just keep forgetting.

I used the new torch today to solder the bass once again. I had it perfect. No buzz but plenty of thunk. Then as I started putting the parts in place, some came loose. I was trying to use a light touch with the solder so it wouldn't look like a 5 year old did it. I am very hopeful now that I can get it next time. The torch is amazing. Light weight with a safety so you don't have to hold down the trigger. Much faster response than my ancient soldering irons. I used to have one of those that you set on the burner on the stove. Glad those days are over.
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Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

Postby Jim McConkey » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:30 pm

Just remember that more powerful tools just let you screw up faster! Modern professional soldering irons work great. I am an electrical engineer by training and have been soldering for well over 40 years now, and wouldn't use anything else for fine electronic work.
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