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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-04-2009, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Replacing Active Ibanez Bass Battery Connector

I'm not a bass player but have a few Ibanez basses in the studio for when I'm brave enough to lay simple bass parts down on stuff I'm working on. Well I go to plug one of them into my Korg DR-1000 tuner and I get nothing. I figure its a dead battery so I replace it. Still nothing. Plug into an amp, and nothing. So I open up the back and start playing with the battery connector and I start getting some tone when I hold it down on the battery. I followed the path of the wires and all looks fine so I'm assuming its the very end of the connector (where the battery is attached).

Long story short I'm going to have to have it replaced. I see the part on line and its like $1. However I've never soldered anything before and guessing I shouldn't start now. Is this a big job? Is it something a local guitar repairman could handle easily?

Anyone know of a reputable guitar shop to have this replaced in Northern NJ?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-04-2009, 09:45 AM
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Re: Replacing Active Ibanez Bass Battery Connector

Soldering isn't a big deal but it also seems a little pointless for you to buy they equipment just to fix this battery connector. Still, it isn't a bad skill to have and what you're talking about is a pretty simple operation. Swapping that part out is as simple as cutting the lines and reconnecting the new part to it. Any local tech or otherwise electrically inclined person should be able to do it for you. Have them do it in front of you so you can learn for the future.
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Re: Replacing Active Ibanez Bass Battery Connector

I just realized I posted in the wrong forum. Sorry about that. After opening up the actual connector, the back snap part where the you connect the battery, I see that the black wire isn't connected to the metal receptor. When I press it against the receptor it works fine. Either the solder came off or it was never soldered to begin with.

So now all I need to do is connect the the tip of the black wire to the little metal receptor and then tape the envelope back together. I can't use crazy glue can I? I'm going to have to buy a soldering iron just to connect these two minute pieces of metal?
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