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Posted by Ian Kirkman on May 11, 2001 at 15:58:57:
In Reply to: Re: spare parts posted by John on August 11, 2000 at 01:21:59:
About 5 years ago, I read a report in a UK Guitar Mag on "Maison Bernard" guitars & basses. They were a spin - off of BC Rich Guitars and were made in the Far East (Korea / Taiwan?). Maybe they can help you?
: : : Hello Paige,
: thanks for answering. No, the instrument does not have active electronics.
: I now had all the electronics out of the instrument and I found a wire that was not connected very well. I soldered this wire to the place were it belongs (one of the potention meters) and the instrument is working fine now !
: In the meantime I got in contact with a Swiss firm, called Sachermusic in Basel, that imported the MAISON basses in the 90's.
: They told me that the manufacturer does not exist anymore.
: The MAISON basses were called "The Korean Gibson guitars", so the state of origin is Korea. I do not know whether the Koreans build their guitars as an (illegal ?) copy of the Gibson or that they build them in licence from Gibson (like Squire does for Fender).
: Thanks again for your reaction
: : : John De Kort
: : : The Netherlands
: : John:
: : Don't know about the manufacturer... but does it have active electronics? If so - check to see if its battery is going bad. You may have to take off the access plate to look inside the electronics compartment to see if it uses a battery... this plate is usually located on the back of the bass.
: : regards,
: : Paige
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