Ok, so I just bought a second hand stingray 5 with HH, production date 2007.
It was in rather poor condition so I cleaned it up as I do with any bass I buy, however the input jack was buggered, so I replaced it and now the bass is not working.
I need a wiring diagram (or advice) on how the original Musicman jacks are configured.
I tried getting an idea from the original before I disconnected it, however it was impossible to see what's going on in there with the black plastic casing still on it. I was also unable to get the Digital Multimeter in there to trace the connections to the wires.
I had a spare switchcraft-style stereo jack from when I previously purchased some EMG's - so as it were brand new and a quality piece, I decided to wire that in there.
As far as I could tell, it was just a simple active bass wiring:
Black - ground, to sleeve connection on cable.
Red - switch for active, to ring connection on cable.
White - signal, to tip connection on cable.
After wiring this like so, it now does not work, and the battery gets rather hot when in the bass... (I've removed it so not to cause any more problems, until I can test again.)
I have seen the SR5 wiring diagram that the manufacturer hands around, and while it explains everything great from the switch to pickups, to the preamp - it does not explain at all the output jack. All i can tell is that all the black wires (grounds) are connected together. It does not explain which wires connect to what parts of the output cable.
The two red wires on the diagram however do not look to be connected, so;
Does the original MM jack have 4 connectors? (1 black, 1 white, 2 red)
or is it really just a stereo output jack, like any other active bass?
Also, how low may the voltage be before the bass stops working? My 9v battery is now at only 8.2volts, I think that a short has occurred which has drained it a bit.
Thanks in advance!