#1
I just bought two new guitar cables. Had em for about 2 months. Now, for some reason the both put out loud feedback that only occurs if the tip is touched and or plugged in to my guitar. I was positive that it was my amp, but I have plugged them into several different amp sources and the same thing happens every time. Can anybody tell me what the flip flapping hoo ha might have happened to my guitar cables and possibly how to fix them? The only thing that I have theorized is that I typically travel with my cables inside of my 15 watt line 6 amp, and maybe some sort of magnetization could have occurred and jacked my cables.

NOTE: I have only been playing for 2 years and am officially guitarded.
#3
No, they are legit cables, they were working fine one day and then I took my stuff to teach a guitar lesson and then a couple seconds after playing they just all of the sudden started screaming feedback. Which makes me think something happened to them when I was traveling with them. Seriously, what are the odds that 2 different brands of legit cables have the same problem at the same. maybe its the flux capacitor?
#4
mayb your guitar isnt grounded or shielded properly
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#5
so if the problem is because my guitar is grounded right, how does that happen in a matter of seconds, and how do you fix it?
#6
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so if the problem is because my guitar is grounded right, how does that happen in a matter of seconds, and how do you fix it?

what kind of guitar is it, if it has a trem take off the back plate and see if the wire is connected with solder to the trem piece. If not, solder it on.
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#7
Its an Epiphone SG, Les paul custom with three humbuckers. Thanks for the advice, I'll check that.
#8
It's definitely the guitar, I played another guitar on my setup, and it played fine, but I'm a little guitarded, and I don't really know the anatomy of electric guitars.....so what exactly are the parts of the electronics, so that I have a concept of what I'm doing before I jack up my guitar.
#9
Quote by Blindside7
It's definitely the guitar, I played another guitar on my setup, and it played fine, but I'm a little guitarded, and I don't really know the anatomy of electric guitars.....so what exactly are the parts of the electronics, so that I have a concept of what I'm doing before I jack up my guitar.


Your output jack has probably just come undone. It's a pretty simple fix take it to a tech it shouldn't be more than $20 for replacement/labor.
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#10
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Your output jack has probably just come undone. It's a pretty simple fix take it to a tech it shouldn't be more than $20 for replacement/labor.

or he can just fix it himself. I have a gibson sg, let me look on it to see what it could be and I'll get back to you

EDIT: open up the back compartment and make sure all the wires are connected
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Last edited by danyellenik at Nov 15, 2008,
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or he can just fix it himself. I have a gibson sg, let me look on it to see what it could be and I'll get back to you

EDIT: open up the back compartment and make sure all the wires are connected



appreciate it, I would love to fix it myself instead of paying to have someone do something that I could fix myself, but I'm playing in a local Christmas event and the band is seriously under practiced, so I'm gonna suck it up and pay to have someone fix it. All the wires are connected so I'm not even sure what the problem is.