Problem with tone control, cuts the volume

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  1. mowcheeba

    mowcheeba Tele-Holic

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    I wired a guitar like the diagram below but with a Tele
    pickup in bridge position. No problem with the wiring exept when
    I turn the tone control all the way down it cuts the volume.

    Very annoying and I have no idea what is wrong.
    Would really appreciate some help.....

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  2. ASC67

    ASC67 Friend of Leo's

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    Could be that your pickup has an open coil, I had this happen to me with a bad bridge pickup. It did the same thing as far as the tone acting like a volume. If you have a multi-meter you could check the pickup.
     
  3. Beerfish

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    check if the wire "leg" of your cap between the center lug of the tone and the cap is touching the pot before the cap itself.
     
  4. mowcheeba

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    Thank you, this could be the problem.
    If I remeber correctly, I grounded the leg of the cap onto
    the tone pot before grounding the lug and the cap onto
    the volume pot.
     
  5. Beerfish

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    I had this problem on a strat I did ,when I'd turn down the tone it would cut the volume.What had happened was the cap wire had bent and was touching the tone pot before the cap so instead of sendind highs to ground it was cutting the whole signal.just had to bend the wire out,nice quick fix.
     
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