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My Dean Edge 5 bass stops working after 20 minutes or so. If I hit the strings hard, I can get it to pop and buzz a bit but that is it. Battery is OK. All wiring is solid. Amp and cables are all fine. The problem is deffinately with the electronics. Is there a part that I can replace without having to purchase new pickups and knobs? Like just the circuit board that is in there? thanks for your assistance!!!

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This would be characteristic if the battery is failing. Try a new battery. Batteries fade out and then they tend to recover if not used for a few minutes. The only real way to test the battery is with a brand new one. Try that first IF you have not done so.
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.
It is UNLIKELY there is a problem with the pickups causing this. A cracked circuit board could also do this but I don't think it would wait 20 minutes. Delays like that point to the battery. DO NOT believe any battery indicators... they OFTEN lie !!!

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