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ack1961

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Kay K5970 (original)
« on: February 01, 2012, 12:47:36 PM »
A guy on my hockey team asked me if I'd be interested in trying to fix "an old bass" he picked up.
I haven't seen it or know exactly whats wrong with it, but it's an old Kay K5970. He thinks it's an electronics issue.
I know...could be anything - won't know until I get my hands on it.

He thinks it's from the 50's or 60's. 

I figured that if any group of bass scientists would know anything about this model bass, they'd be hanging out at LBO.
Any words of wisdom?
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Re: Kay K5970 (original)
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 03:10:28 PM »
In my experience corrosion on jack contacts and/or pots is #1 problem if all wiring is intact.

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Re: Kay K5970 (original)
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 03:27:27 PM »
Another vote for dirty jack contacts AND probably dirty pots.
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Re: Kay K5970 (original)
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 03:21:41 AM »
Is he selling? I've been looking for one.
A bad day of playing bass is still better than a good day of playing cello.

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Re: Kay K5970 (original)
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 06:15:53 AM »
Is he selling? I've been looking for one.

I'll check - he's on my Monday night team, so I'll find out then.
I know he doesn't play bass, so there might be a chance.
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Re: Kay K5970 (original)
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 06:56:47 AM »
Thanks!
A bad day of playing bass is still better than a good day of playing cello.