Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

Flip the bass onto its backside, so that the strummer is facing the table and the battery compartment is facing you.
  • 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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Flip the bass to the front, with the strummer and fret buttons facing you.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • Use J1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 10mm screws on the whammy bars black cover.

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Remove the black cover.
  • Remove the black cover.

  • Now the white whammy bar underneath is visible.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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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