Ibanez 5 String Bass Model SR405QM Potentiometer Replacement
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This guide will show you how to replace the potentiometer in order to improve sound level and quality of sound.
- Author: Chris Pittner
- Time required: 30 minutes
- Difficulty: Difficult
Follow these instructions to remove and replace a potentiometer on your guitar.
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Gently place the instrument upside-down on a soft surface.
Locate the battery cavity cap and screws.
Gently lift the battery from the cavity.
Detach the battery completely by firmly pulling the fabric connector from the conducting end of the battery.
Use a phillips head screwdriver to remove the four screws,#1-1mm, by turning the screws counter-clockwise.
Turn the instrument over.
Locate the potentiometer knob.
Locate the allen screw socket on the knob.
Use a 1/16" allen wrench to loosen the allen screw.
After the screw is loosened, lift the knob off of the instrument.
Locate the potentiometer nut, at the base of the potentiometer piston.
Use the adjustable wrench to remove the nut from the potentiometer.
Carefully turn the instrument over.
Remove the potentiometer from the instrument by gently pulling it upward.
Use the soldering iron to release the black, yellow, and white wires from the side of the potentiometer.
The soldering iron is extremely hot. Avoid contact with skin, fabric or the body of the instrument. When soldering iron is not in use, rest it on the soldering iron stand.
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