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The bass guitar does not have pots like most conventional guitars and basses instead it has electronic components in place of the conventional pots.The circuitry is said to be active as it has a pp9 battery to power it,which is in a seperate compartment.The bass guitar is known as a "Bass Collection"Bass Guitar made in Japan in 1988 by a company called SGC Nanyo.This instrument is a 5 string bass.
As the problem is, as you say, the fact that all of the tone and volume pots are based on a printed circuit board. If theres a nick or short on the board, its a pig to replace, and I really wouldn't like to have to wire any pots onto it. purchase assignments Buy Assignment
Posted on Aug 10, 2017
I understand your pain - was googling for similar, and came across this post, 5 years prior. My SGC Nanyo Bass Collection has just started to play silly beggars with the pots, and a bridge fault. Nowhere online seemed to have any details of the wiring, as the problem is, as you say, the fact that all of the tone and volume pots are based on a printed circuit board. If theres a nick or short on the board, its a pig to replace, and I really wouldn't like to have to wire any pots onto it. I'm currently looking at the options of ripping out the old electrics and wiring it from scratch myself. If you're still after answers, good luck!
PS - noted that none of the previous replies are relevant to this - mostly going on about the amps or a Fender guitar??!
Posted on Aug 09, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi and welcome to FixYa,
Almost always, a Bass guitar would require a hefty amp quite different in terms of construction design to most guitar amps.
Offhand, the problem would be internal on the electronics board. Most likely culprit if it will power on but no sound would be the final/output transistors.
If there is no power indicator at all, then it would most likely be the power supply section.
Any competent electronics tech should be able to perform the repairs since the parts (to my knowledge) are readily available from most electronics parts stores including Radio Shack and **** Smith.
Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Ninety percent of what you want depends on the amp and speaker you are using.
You likely will want a 15 inch speaker in a bass cabinet to start with and a decent midrange driver as well.
No amount of EQ will fix an audio system that just can't put out the bass tones.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
Get the exact pots from Yamaha America parts dept. NOTE the values when you take he old ones out. Pay attention if they are type "A" or "B" which is the "taper" of the resistance versus rotation.
The wiring on most of these is on a circuit board including the integrated dircuit preamp.
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
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