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Discussion in 'Bass Pickups & Electronics' started by Garry Lindon, May 3, 2019.

  1. Garry Lindon

    Garry Lindon

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    Hi everyone. I just bought a custom shop Corvette $$ 5 string fretless bass. It’s my first Warwick so I’m still figuring it out lol Sorry for the noob question.

    Apparently this bass has LEDs but I’m not sure how to get them working. I charged the USB battery and there is a 9v battery that isn’t connected to anything. Anyone have any ideas how I can get them working?

    Thanks
     
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    ectoflanger Supporting Member

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    Don't know about the LED's, but I believe the 9v is the spare in case the main battery runs down and you don't have time to charge. Check the accessory bag and make sure there's a wire adapter for the 9v. Florin Barbu or Jester should be able to steer you in the right direction regarding the LED function.
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Do you have a switch for leds? Can you post a pic? Are you sure it has them? I think ecto is right, the 9v battery is backup for the accu, but I am not very familiar with the new models, never owned one.
     
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    ectoflanger Supporting Member

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    They are a luminescent/phosphorescent green material that glow in the dark. Not actually LED's-- they have to be exposed to light, then you can see them in a low light environment. I have a 2017 Custom Shop Thumb NT5 with the same type of side dots.
     
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    So you are the recent original owner? If so check to make sure you have the 9v battery adapter to plug in the electronics bay in case the built-in lithium ion one runs down during a gig-

    Here is a pic of what came with mine- spare 9v battery and wire adapter on the left

    Thumb NT 5 Spare Battery.jpg
     
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    I must admit that when I first saw your post, I though it might have been asking how to play Good Times, Bad Times or something else about John Paul Jones' technique or equipment.
     
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    Lol could be the name of a bad tribute band.

    Seriously, thanks for your clearing that up for me Ecto. The random battery thing was confusing me lol.
     
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    Your welcome, I noted that my bass did not come with the official instruction manual, but it was pretty self-explanatory for the most part. So, did you find the battery adapter? With mine, the spare battery and adapter were in a ziplock bag. Since I was concerned about possible leakage over time, I replaced the Vinnic battery that came with the bass with an Energizer lithium 9 volt, which to my understanding, will not leak like the alkaline ones tend to do.
     
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    Yeah. The adapter was in the guitar but not connected to anything. I realize it’s just a backup and not for LEDs as my friend suggested. The USB two battery thing is pretty unusual. I’ve just taken it out for now. I’m going to put a fresh battery in there. My bass has been sitting in the shop for 2 years so it could probably do with it lol.
     
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    Mine being a Thumb NT unlined Fretless 5 had to be made to order and I waited about four months or more to get it, so the cords and battery wee in ziplock bags.

    Anyhow, glad you got it sorted out. Have fun with your new bass !
     
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    Woah, awesome looking bass, man!
     
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    Agreed!
     
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