my neck pickup stopped working

RichardBlk

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this tele was bought new - never been messed with - all of a sudden, the neck pickup stopped working. However, when the cover is off of the electronic area, and I touch the wiring with just a screwdriver it suddenly works. I can touch the wiring anywhere and it works. If I come back to it in an hour it's not.
 

bebopbrain

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You want to reflow any solder joints quickly but with plenty of heat, adding just a little new solder.

You may have a broken wire somewhere, possibly even in the pickup. But the first step is to make sure the solder is OK.
 

boxocrap

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this tele was bought new - never been messed with - all of a sudden, the neck pickup stopped working. However, when the cover is off of the electronic area, and I touch the wiring with just a screwdriver it suddenly works. I can touch the wiring anywhere and it works. If I come back to it in an hour it's not.
hmmm. not trustworthy eh?..well then give it to me so you can go out and get one that is:rolleyes:
 




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