Problems with bridge pickup

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by ollieboz, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. ollieboz

    ollieboz NEW MEMBER!

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    Hi guys. Recently purchased a 72 re-issue custom shop japanese telecaster. I played it for a while and was working beautifully, then at one of my band practices it seems as if the bridge pickup just gave up for some reason. it now puts out only half the volume that the neck pickup will. Does Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this problem?
    Cheers Ollie
     
  2. wilbarreid

    wilbarreid TDPRI Member

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    Probably a bad connection, check all the wiring solder connections at the pots and switches. I may be wrong but I don't believe there is a Japan custom shop.
     
  3. ollieboz

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    Ok thanks ill start checking the wiring over. There used to be a japanese custom shop all the way up till the late 90's. it no longer exists, however my telecaster came out of the shop a few years before it was shut down
     
  4. Bickert Fan

    Bickert Fan Tele-Afflicted

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    That could be so many different things. But Wilbarried is right in that it's likely a loose/poor connection, problem is it could be a number of places. Sounds like a cold solder joint or possibly the windings in the pickup failing. Both seem very unlikely unless it's been tampered with in there. But poop happens.

    Also, is the bridge pup acting like that in all positions involving the bridge? Just the dedicated bridge position?
     
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