Bridge pickup sounds same as middle switch position

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  1. Telecentric

    Telecentric Tele-Holic

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    Sorry, this doesn't really add much to the discussion but the soldering on that switch does not inspire confidence in the tech's work.
     
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    Agree - I think it may be damaged (overheated?) or a short from a sloppy or cold joint.
     
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    You could do a quick ear check by tapping with a screwdriver on each pickup while in the
    N+B switch setting. Other than pickup heights and output possible could be a weak jumper
    wire contact on the switch.
     
  4. DougM

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    A cold solder joint would cause an open, not a short. When tapping on both pickups with something metal, you should only hear the neck pickup with the switch in the neck position, and only the bridge pickup with the switch in the bridge position. You should only hear both when the switch is in the middle position.
    Make sure to tap on both pickups with the switch in all 3 positions.
     
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