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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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No sound from my guitar

I was playing my electric guitar today and all of a sudden the guitar wasn't coming out through the amp. The amp was still on and i could still hear the normal noise an amp makes but when i strummed nothing. Is it possible for an electric guitar to just stop working? I used 3 different wires to make sure. I put the volume all the way up on the guitar and amp. Nothing. I'm so scared, I have a show on Thursday.....please help!!!


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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Open it up and check the wiring...a solder joint probably came off somewhere.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Did you try another Guitar to eliminate the amp being the problem??

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Open it up and check the wiring...a solder joint probably came off somewhere.
I don't know any technical speak what does that mean? where do I open it up?
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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Did you try another Guitar to eliminate the amp being the probelm??

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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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speaker wire, ground, fuse? Good luck
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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If it is a Tele then look under the switch control cavity and the pickguard.

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I don't know any technical speak what does that mean? where do I open it up?
Then I would recommend taking it to a guitar shop to have them check it out.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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In the first instance I would go with the simple elimination troubleshooting mentioned above. Swop out things.. swop the lead.. the guitar.. check settings/ amp channels. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes can see something simple that was missed..
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Check the amp by plugging in a cable and touching the tip with your finger.. you will know it if the amplifier is working. Next likely thing is the input jack, pull it out and make sure the wires are still connected, then pull the control plate out and start checking connections.. If it stopped working, its an easy fix... its a wire off somewhere...
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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Pull off the cover where the wire hooks up to the guitar .Check the wires connecting to the input .One might have come off . That is what happend to my 02 strat.
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Do you have an extra cable to try?

Make sure the cable is good before you start freaking about the guitar.

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Old March 14th, 2010, 10:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old March 14th, 2010, 10:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Don't listen to him, everything will be fine. The telecaster is a simple machine and any repairman can have you back in business quickly and cheaply. Just make sure you check the thins above to make sure it's not the cable or amp.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I would try looking at your guitar first. Take the control plate off and check for loose wiring on the switch, pots and jack. For someone with no experience, it is too dangerous to go poking around inside your amp. Is there any way you could take your guitar, cable and amp to a guitar store? They should let you try your guitar in an amp. If that works, you know it's the amp. Then try one of their cables. By the process of elimination, you should be able to figure it out. They should help if they think they might get a repair out of it. Good luck.
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Plug the guitar's cord into the amp... touch the tip of the plug that goes into the guitar.. you should hear a relatively loud humm... if so Good, it's not the amp....

Check the wiring in the guitar.

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I don't know any technical speak what does that mean? where do I open it up?
Guitar shop for you dude.
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Yep, it you are tool or Soldering gun "Challenged" find some one that isn't and have them do it... no matter how detailed our instructions are, you're gonna screw something up, probably to the extent it cannot be fixed inexpensively.

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Old March 15th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Now I know it's the amp. I borrowed my cousin's guitar and plugged it in, nothing.
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