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pickup problem.

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by guitarslinger92, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. guitarslinger92

    guitarslinger92 Tele-Meister

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    Just fried the pickups in my favorite MIM tele, I have a gig next friday, I think I'm screwed, this sucks. what should I do?
     
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    ASC67 Friend of Leo's

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    Replace pickups
     
  3. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied Ad Free Member

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    How did you fry the pickups?

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    + 1 :eek::eek:
     
  5. KenH

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    Did you plug 'em in to 120V or what?
     
  6. guitarslinger92

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    I'm not exactly sure how it happened, I was playing a gig at a favorite place of mine, and they just kinda fizzed out, I thought it was the amp at first, but it turns out my pups are fried. I know I need to replace them, but I'm broke right now, and my other guitars are in storage in florida right now.
     
  7. KenH

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    Very interesting. I've never heard of such a thing. Maybe the amp backfed some voltage to the guitar somehow? Have you taken a multimeter to check the resistance of each PU? Looks like you might have to rent or borrow.
     
  8. guitarslinger92

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    all I know is everything is still wired up right, and I'm getting nothing through any of my amps, or my fellow band members amps.
     
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    It's far more likely to be a shorted wire, broken wire, bad pot or jack than fried pickups.
    S Mac
     
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    It would be very strange for all of them to go out at one time... to me is sounds like a cold solder joint picked now to jump out atcha....

    take a solder iron and resolder all contact points... you can also hot wire the pickups directly to the guitar cord and plug it into the amp to find out if it's working, or check continuity with a VOM on a 20K range....


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    Id say its the switch or jack.

    pickups rarely just quit.
     
  12. guitarslinger92

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    thanks Ron, as it turns out, it was a soldering issue, everythings fine now. God I love that guitar.
     
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    Been messing around with guitars for years and not once have I seen a defective pickup. Just a lot of cheap @ss ones ;)
     
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    yeah, that guitar has seen it all, it's crashed to the ground several times due to the strap coming off(a problem I fixed recently with a set of jim dunlop straploks). I play 2 gigs a week every week, sometimes 3 or 4. I should've know after all the crap it's been through that the pups wouldn't just go out from playing like that. I think I just knocked the soldering loose or something.
     
  15. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity

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    Madison Georgia??? Are you a Bulldawg??? :eek:


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    If you mean MCHS bulldawg then you got it brother.
     
  17. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity

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    well. . . after you graduate, and get into Athens, look for me in the Gator Bowl.. (some call it Alltel Stadium) I'll be wearing the Orange 'n Blue.. at least we have the SEC in common. ;)


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  18. guitarslinger92

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    you got it, thanks for the help with my pups.
     
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    my guess is if your pickups fry you would have to be standing outside during a lightning storm zzzzzzzzzzz
     
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    LOL and probably not be here to tell us about it anyway:eek:
     
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