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Rockbass Corvette Basic Active Wiring Help

Discussion in 'Bass Pickups & Electronics' started by kro11lpd, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. kro11lpd

    kro11lpd

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    I an trying to repair a friends Rockbass Corvette 5 Basic Activ..... The old output jack was a disaster, lobbed full of solder and superglued in so it wouldn't loosen

    I got the old stuff out and have a new jack ready to go but I can't find a wiring diagram anywhere. I have a black wire coming from the front vol pot (closest to the neck), a black insulated wire with a white wire and bare wire and the black wire from the battery.

    there was no wire to the jack from the bridge ground which I'm assuming was part of the problem

    I have the white to the tip
    bare wire (that was with the white) to the ground
    batt blackk wire to the ring

    no sure where the wire from the vol pot goes?

    Any help is greatly appreciated
     
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    Hope this helps

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    i appreciate your attempt but I think this may be a different model. I don't have any purple wires. The black wire off the volume pot is the one that's throwing me I think.

    I had that to ground but I am not sure thats right. It worked for a second but then cut out and I started smelling the burning electronics smell.... NOT A GOOD DAY
     
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    We need pics that show these cables and where they come from.
     
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    hey guys, sorry. it went back before I saw the picture request. I think I had the main bridge ground jumping to the jack instead of the vol pot. I undid everything and re did it with a new jack and everything worked good. That was a scary experience, I really though I killed that bass. Thanks again to those of you who commented.
     
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    Glad to hear everything went well!
     
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