Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > UG Community > New Members Q&A Forum
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 03-22-2014, 12:45 PM   #1
Nacxkq
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Well Howdy There

Just stopping in to say hello. I learned to play Blackbird on acoustic about three years ago off of Youtube videos. I have since learned parts of many other songs though still far from being skilled.
I recently came upon an opportunity to buy an original 66 Fender Mustang Daphne Blue with at least twenty years of tobacco smoke residue on it for $80. I threw some acoustic strings on it I had laying around and to me it has a real nice sound and feel. There is I believe though an electrical issue. When plugged into mic jack on PC I hear and see static when fiddling with the potentiometers through Audacity. At one point I was able to hear slight fuzz variances when touching and untouching the strings over the bridges.

I have had the pick guard and control panel off several times to inspect solder and wiring. I even popped open the volume pot in an attempt to adjust the slider for better contact. I am not sure maybe its a grounding issue. There is a small high E string ground coming off the bridge post bushing going into the control panel but it appears to just be touching the plate or pot. The brass body shielding looks to be all connected. Just trying to find out how I can get this guitar operational with the least amount of disruption of original. I understand if I have to I will store the old parts and just install new possibly..if it is even worth it.

Would love to post some images but I have no capturing capabilities.
Nacxkq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 09:45 PM   #2
LuigiG
Registered User
 
LuigiG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: California
welcome!
LuigiG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2014, 02:54 AM   #3
jthabcd
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Hello to you.
jthabcd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:25 PM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.