#1
I'm guessing this post goes here, considering it deals with an electric guitar. Though I'm not positive.

In any case, here's my problem:

I have an Epiphone LP and a little 10w practice amp. My amp is plugged in and I'm pretty sure my cable is fine (though I haven't tested it). I turned my amp on and strummed.. the sound wasn't amplified.

I'm guessing there could be multiple things wrong:

My strings are kinda rusty and damaged overall (I haven't changed strings since like.. last April/May and I don't usually have it in any type of case). My cable could be bad so I'm gonna see if my friends will let me test it on their guitar/amp. Could anything else be wrong?
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#2
Check the volume controls on your guitar and on your amp, and make sure the cable is all the way plugged in. Assuming the amp turns on (does it have some lights?), try the other channel
#4
Are the volume knobs on your guitar turned up?
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#5
Tiger: The volume knobs are up on both the guitar and the amp. The amp does have lights and it's on. There are no other channels on this amp :X..

Block: That might be it. I'm not sure, it doesn't seem loose though.

Wulphy: Yes they are.

Could there be something wrong with my pickups? And is it possible for guitar strings to be so out of shape that they just don't work any more?
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#6
turn on the amp, and plug the cable into it. (no guitar)

does it make a noise when you thump on the cable tip?


if not it's a cable or amp problem.

if it does the check that the two wires are still connected to your guitars output.

no, old strings still work,
no it's not the pickups.

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#7
jj: Yes it does.

Thanks I'll try that.
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#8
ok, i was going to take off for bed, but if one of the wires is pulled off, then, a soldering iron is only $10, instructions on the pack.

if they are both connected, then check the switch.

EPI switches all break eventually. a new switch is $10.
sometimes flicking it while blowing compressed air into it get's it working again.
can of compressed air is a few bucks.
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