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Old 12-05-2012, 02:16 AM   #21
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:28 AM   #22
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before replacing the switch i would try contact cleaner. i have had a couple switches on gibsons that have acted up, some scratchy some no output on one pickup, deoxit (contact cleaner) fixed every one of them.

however it may be different because gibsons use an open switch, if its a mini switch it may not work as well.

just a thought.

IMO everybody should has some contact cleaner around.

could still be a pickup wiring issue, but i would eliminate the switch problem first, either a new switch or contact cleaner.

take a look at the jack as well. may not seem relevelent, but sometimes the simple stuff gets overlooked.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:48 AM   #23
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I'm glad that you found a way to pull off pinch harmonics.


I can tell you're a real big "It's not the guitar, it's the player" type of guy. I explained that I've had no problems doing them until I tried on this guitar, I have numerous other guitars that I do them on, all set up differently... I'm quite certain the action was WAY too low, I had let the guitar sit a while and hadn't payed much attention when I did play it but I noticed recently that bending on the high frets would cut out from the string being stopped by the fret. I would assume that the harmonics were being muted the same way.

However, this isn't even the main point of this topic. It's the pups cutting out that I care about, and as of now the guitar isn't doing it anymore. I cleaned the switch so I'm guessing that was it?

It's just weird that it would play when the strings were struck hard and not lightly. I just can't wrap my head around that...

EDIT: As soon as I'm done saying I just cleaned it...

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:33 AM   #24
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I can tell you're a real big "It's not the guitar, it's the player" type of guy. I explained that I've had no problems doing them until I tried on this guitar, I have numerous other guitars that I do them on, all set up differently... I'm quite certain the action was WAY too low, I had let the guitar sit a while and hadn't payed much attention when I did play it but I noticed recently that bending on the high frets would cut out from the string being stopped by the fret. I would assume that the harmonics were being muted the same way.

However, this isn't even the main point of this topic. It's the pups cutting out that I care about, and as of now the guitar isn't doing it anymore. I cleaned the switch so I'm guessing that was it?

It's just weird that it would play when the strings were struck hard and not lightly. I just can't wrap my head around that...

EDIT: As soon as I'm done saying I just cleaned it...





so it was the switch? i was right. i am sure it was, they can do funny things.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:03 AM   #25
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:09 AM   #26
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I can tell you're a real big "It's not the guitar, it's the player" type of guy.

Yup, if it applies. Your action probably was too low if string bends were fretting out. I'm glad to hear that you've solved all of your problems.
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