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PostPosted: Mon, Jun 10, 2019 8:43pm 
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I agreed to replace a Cliff-style input jack on a buddy's old Ibanez solid state combo bass amp. I couldn't try it out first as the jack was totally busted. It's board-mounted and I just replaced it with a new jack. Now there's an AM radio station coming through pretty loud and clear. It's got a bit of a buzz too, but it goes away when I touch one of the pots that doesn't have a plastic knob on it. I don't have a bass guitar, so I was only able to try a six string guitar out through it. It definitely comes through, but not as loudly as the AM radio. What did I do wrong here? Bad soldering the four legs to the board? I didn't change anything else.

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PostPosted: Tue, Jun 11, 2019 4:25am 
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Check the ground on the jack to a common ground. Cliff jacks can be a pain in the rear. Reflow your joints.

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