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Old 2006-08-01, 22:34
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My Ibanez SR405

On my Ibanez SR405 bass, because it's active, it has a place for a 9v battery which gives it good tone. The problem is my bass sounds like crap right now because the battery in the back is dead and I can't get it out to change it. I've tried just about everything and I can't get it open. the back of it is pretty banged up from me sliding knives in the crease to try and get it open. Any tips?
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Old 2006-08-01, 22:47
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Interesting, my SR 405 had that same problem. I only found out about it after i sold it to my uncle though, haha. Try turning the bass with the strings facing the ceiling and give it a good shake after you take the screws out. If you are gonna try to pry it open you should probably use a thin screwdriver, not a knife....cause...it can like....cut stuff. Plus a screwdriver gives you stronger leverage when you are trying to pry something than a knife would.
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Old 2006-08-01, 22:53
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Interesting, my SR 405 had that same problem. I only found out about it after i sold it to my uncle though, haha. Try turning the bass with the strings facing the ceiling and give it a good shake after you take the screws out. If you are gonna try to pry it open you should probably use a thin screwdriver, not a knife....cause...it can like....cut stuff. Plus a screwdriver gives you stronger leverage when you are trying to pry something than a knife would.

Well the crease isn't big enough to slide a screwdriver into. Since nothing will work I'm taking drastic measures. I'm going to supper glue a small wooden handle to the cover, when it drys I'll pull on it till the cover pops out. How's that sound?
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Old 2006-08-01, 22:58
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Haha, that actually soudns pretty ingenious. Maybe you could get a patent and show it to Ibanez, make their SR405 customers a little happier. Just make sure the handle wont poke you too much when you play standing up.
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Old 2006-08-01, 23:01
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Haha, that actually soudns pretty ingenious. Maybe you could get a patent and show it to Ibanez, make their SR405 customers a little happier. Just make sure the handle wont poke you too much when you play standing up.

Well after I take the cover off definitely never put it back on. I'll just leave it off with the battery exposed, or cover it up with a small piece of duct tape. After all, nobody really sees the back of the bass when you play live.
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You could try taking the cover off.
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Old 2006-08-03, 22:44
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I had the same problem with my 605...when I finally got it off (with much prying and swearing...) I took a piece of sandpaper to the edges and never had that problem again.

That, and a small wooden handle would probably have caused me much testicular anguish, as I wear my bass pretty low.

Hope this helps down the road.

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Old 2006-08-04, 00:25
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I had the same problem with my 605...when I finally got it off (with much prying and swearing...) I took a piece of sandpaper to the edges and never had that problem again.

That, and a small wooden handle would probably have caused me much testicular anguish, as I wear my bass pretty low.

Hope this helps down the road.

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Yeah, when I finally got it off by prying it off with a very thin knife, I took the electric sander to it and took a good centimeter off the plate cover. Now it comes off with ease. Btw, I got a CM sampler disc in the mail a few weeks ago and your band is on it! Wetwork I think the name is. Good job man!
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That, and a small wooden handle would probably have caused me much testicular anguish, as I wear my bass pretty low.

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