Introduction

In this guide you will learn how to replace the whammy bar in a Rock Band Beatles Hofner Bass.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Use a J1 Phillips head screwdriver to remove ten 5mm short screws.
  • Flip the bass onto its backside, so that the strummer is facing the table and the battery compartment is facing you.

  • Use a J1 Phillips head screwdriver to remove ten 5mm short screws.

  • Use a J1 Phillips head screwdriver to remove four 5mm long screws.

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Image 1/1: Use a J1 Phillips head screwdriver to remove two 10mm silver, short screws.
  • Flip the bass to the front, with the strummer and fret buttons facing you.

  • Use a J1 Phillips head screwdriver to remove two 10mm silver, short screws.

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Image 1/2: Pull off the back whole panel so that the bass is now open. Image 2/2: Pull off the back whole panel so that the bass is now open.
  • Flip the bass on its back again, so that the strummer is facing down and the battery compartment is facing you.

  • Pull off the back whole panel so that the bass is now open.

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  • Use J1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 10mm screws on the whammy bars black cover.

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Image 1/1: Now the white whammy bar underneath is visible.
  • Remove the black cover.

  • Now the white whammy bar underneath is visible.

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Image 1/2: This will unscrew the electrical connection between the whammy bar and the blue circuit board. Image 2/2: Remove the electrical connector.
  • Use a J1 Philips head screwdriver to remove one 10mm screw.

  • This will unscrew the electrical connection between the whammy bar and the blue circuit board.

  • Remove the electrical connector.

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  • Remove the whammy bar, since nothing should be connecting to the guitar anymore.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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