Tone problem

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  1. Cowboytele

    Cowboytele TDPRI Member

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    I had in the past put a 4way switch on my tele and just recently I had it replaced back with a 3way. Ever since then my tone has become dark and the volume a little low. I opened it up to see a ground wire had been added to the metal part of the switch and grounded to the volume pot. Could that be the culprit?
     
  2. LKB3rd

    LKB3rd Friend of Leo's

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    I would go back to whoever did the work and ask them, if it wasn't you.
    Changing only the switch, I wouldn't expect the sound to change, other than due your switching options. The bridge pickup by itself should sound just like it did before, same with neck pickup alone..
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy and welcome.
    I too recommend you take it back to who ever did the
    work, and gently register your dissatisfaction.
     
  4. jvin248

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    Could be something simple like a ground wire touching a hot lead after repacking the control cavity.

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    POS Guitars Tele-Meister

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    I agree. If there is just a tiny short to the ground, it can sound muddy and low, and still work.
     
  6. Cowboytele

    Cowboytele TDPRI Member

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    Cowboytele TDPRI Member

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    Well, after looking a little closer I found that the lead from the bridge pickup going to the volume pot was barely hanging on and actually broke off when I touched it! So I think I found my problem!
    But thanks for everyone’s advice. I’m glad to be in this group.
     
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