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Old 01-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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Guitar doesn't work through amp anymore

I'm not sure if this is where to post this.

My guitar did it randomly. It's a ltd mh 1000fr guitar. It's not the cord because my other guitars work perfect through the amp. When a put the cord in almost all the way it does produce sounds but just fades out quick.

Is my connection bad? How do I go about fixing this? Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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What are some possibilities that it could be?
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:02 PM   #3
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What amp are you using? Tube or SS?

Sounds likely to be a problem with your guitar's electronics, if anything.

EDIT: Checked your model, Epi's got a point. Change the battery.

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #4
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Active pickups? I think your model has EMG's. New 9v battery.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:08 PM   #5
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The jack? Is that still soldered on?
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:21 PM   #6
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I agree with the others about the battery. Check that first.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:06 PM   #7
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If the battery doesn't solve your problem open up the control cavity and check for a loose connection.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:38 AM   #8
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Like the others said... start simple.
1. Change the battery out for a fresh one (and make sure its connected properly).
2. Pull the cover and check the jack... look at the contact to see if it got bent, check the solder joints.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:00 AM   #9
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super sorry for the late response. battery didn't change anything but i opened my guitar and was lookinig for a lose wire or something. there are 3 wires (2 black 1 white) that go to the jack. the white one just came out like it wasnt attached. im guessing thats where the connection is missing?
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:03 AM   #10
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alright that is the official problem. ugh how much does it cost to get someone to soder something lol? or where do i even go for that?
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:12 AM   #11
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A soldering iron and a spring of solder will run you $15, depending on where you are.
http://www.howtogeek.com/63630/how-...eginners-guide/

Basic shit, really. You can have that fixed in a couple of minutes by doing it yourself.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:25 AM   #12
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A soldering iron and a spring of solder will run you $15, depending on where you are.
http://www.howtogeek.com/63630/how-...eginners-guide/

Basic shit, really. You can have that fixed in a couple of minutes by doing it yourself.

something someone with 0 experience can do? i looked a video up and it looked pretty easy. is soldering the only way?
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:01 AM   #13
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yes. it's easy.

buy a soldering iron kit, the directions are on the package.

if a young girl can heat up a curling iron,
then you can heat up a soldering iron,
and reattach that wire.

this is a two wire jack, but the idea is the same.
this is the only way to ever tighten a loose jack in the future.
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