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I have a Dean, 4 string bass guitar with 2 EMG HZ pickups. It just quit working and I thought it was just the battery. Wrong. No sound at all. THoughts or suggestions?

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If i was you i would take the guitar apart and see if there is any loose wires especialy at the 1/4 inch inputs.

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One other problem is if the output jack is going bad. The jack is a stereo type and they use the ring connection on it to ground the battery to turn it on. If that contact gets marginal, then the battery voltage to the preamp collapses and sound fades out.
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