Wiring issues..please help

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  1. Dietcokedream

    Dietcokedream TDPRI Member

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    I’m putting an old guitar back together and am having an issue with the wiring. I have all of the connections soldered up, test each pickup, no issues. When I put the pick guard into the guitar something is killing the signal. Any ideas? I’m sure it’s something simple.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    Martinp Tele-Afflicted

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    is the control cavity shielded?, one of the bits could be shorting to it?
     
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    Dietcokedream TDPRI Member

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    It is not shielded
     
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    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Just sell it and buy one that works...
     
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    Collin D Plonker Tele-Meister

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    What kind of guitar? What kind of wire?
     
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    the guard is pushing one of the signal wires to ground. easier to do when the cavity is shielded but that is not a requirement
     
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    You've got a positive wire touching the ground. What guitar is it ?
     
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    Collin D Plonker Tele-Meister

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    Or a ground touching a positive. Like a ton of Gibson-type shielded pickup wire stuffed into the control cavity.
     
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    It’s a Stinger ssx. An old Martin made Strat copy. It was my wife’s first guitar as a teenager. She won’t let it go. I found the problem and it’s all functioning just right! Thanks for the tips.
     
  10. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Often it's the switch hitting a wire or the cavity shield.
    Otherwise it's wires grounding on a pot or etc. Especially if metal shielded wires!
     
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