#1
so i purchased EMG 81 and 60 to put in my Ibanez i followed the schematic precisely and when i plug my cord all the way in i get no sound, if i pull the cord half way out i get sound but neither my tone pot or my switch have any effect on the sound im getting. ive been staring and searching for hours to try and figure out why, ive changed my input jack and verified my wiring a thousand times and still nothing. the funny thing is i'm an electrician by trade and i cant figure this out. pleeeeeeeeease any help, i just want to jam my emg's and i cant.
thanks
#3
hmmm turn the volume pot up, it might help

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Last edited by tatatotfolife at Mar 21, 2009,
#4
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Post a picture of the wiring for forum members to look at if you can.


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A: give a VERY detailed explanation on what you did.

or

B: Post pics of what you did.

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#5
ok, first off i turned the volume pot up, of course. this is the wiring diagram i used
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o99/Mk239/EMGWiringDiagram.jpg
it is the same that comes with the pups. ive checked my cords' continuity and its fine. and again ive checked my wiring a thousand times, seriously and it matches exactly the schematic. i have top of the line soldering equipment and plenty of experience soldering. im scared to "experiment" with the wiring for fear of killling my EMG's. my ibanez came with a cheap cor-tech 3-way switch, i replaced it with a fender strat/tele 3-way switch to match the schematic. i dont think the switch is the problem though. i hope this is enough info. if not let me know, i just want to jam!!!
#6
Did you switch the pots?

I think for emgs your supposed to use 25k, but idk if that would have a effect if you didnt.
#7
yea i used the pots the EMG's came with, and i was told i needed to when i purchased the pups so i didnt hesitate to switch them.
thanks
#8
Sorry for stating obvious, but did you also check to see if the quick connectors are connected properly?
#9
yep sure did even took off my new set of strings just so i could pull out the pups and check that.
sometimes stating the obvious is the obvious solution, thanks.

oh and did i mention i sliced the tip of my pinky off cutting the shrink wrap off to verify my wiring. at this point i just want it to work, i wont be able to play for ****.
#10
"my ibanez came with a cheap cor-tech 3-way switch, i replaced it with a fender strat/tele 3-way switch to match the schematic."

Wait, you replaced it with a 3-way switch?
In the schematic you linked it shows a 5-way switch.

Have you tried a different guitar into your amp?
Make sure your patch cable is also working fine.
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#11
did you put a battery in it? They require a 9V battery and most times when actives dont have a battery they dont make any noise what-so-ever... but then again, maybe you did. could be tons of mistakes that could of happend but we'll never know unless we have a pic
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#12
emg's rock i have and 81 on my rg and saving up for a 60. you should post some picks of your wiring so everyone can critique it. i followed all the instructions in the box and it worked.

maybe your volume pods are turned down or you didnt put in a

battery
#14
Did you replave your output jack with a stereo one?
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#16
can anyone who has a emg setup that works with 1 tone 1 vol and a 3-way switch post a pic of there wiring for me so i can compare. i wont be able to post pics of mine for a while and i cant stop thinking about this. i would greatly appreciate it...
#17
did you replace your output jack with a stereo one?
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#18
ok so now im confused, i replaced my jack with the one that came with th pups. is it a stereo jack or a mono jack? if its stereo then i need a stereo cord which im probably using a mono cord. ive read that i need a mono and ive read that i need a stereo. please clarify this may be the solution. thanks
#19
Your diagram shows a stereo, I think
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#20
It's a stereo jack - that's how it turns the preamp on and off.
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#21
you need a stereo jack, since one of the lugs goes to the battery.
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#22
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ok so now im confused, i replaced my jack with the one that came with th pups. is it a stereo jack or a mono jack? if its stereo then i need a stereo cord which im probably using a mono cord. ive read that i need a mono and ive read that i need a stereo. please clarify this may be the solution. thanks


Stereo jacks have three places for connecting wires. (lugs I think)

Monos have 2.

And actives and passives should work with the same cable.



#25
Quote by TheShred201
Shouldn't be a problem--Standard instrument cables are mono chords, and I've used them with EMG's just fine...


me too.
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#27
Quote by heretic-clown
did you put a battery in it? They require a 9V battery and most times when actives dont have a battery they dont make any noise what-so-ever... but then again, maybe you did. could be tons of mistakes that could of happend but we'll never know unless we have a pic

this?
#28
On the pickup, there's the red wire, which goes to the battery. Then there's another wire, which contains both a "hot" connection, and a metal braid encasing the "hot". The metal braid goes to ground,

i found this on another thread, is this true?
yea i hooked the battery in.
#29
the metal braid goes to ground and the white wire inside goes to the selector.
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#30
ok i have the hot wire connected to my volume pot like the schematic says but i dont have the braid connected to anything, i left the bridge ground off, were can i ground the the braid at?
#31
the hot wire is white and should be connected to your selector since you said it's 1V/1T, right ? the braid should be soldered to the back of a pot.
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#32
i got it, holy hell!!! the braid goes to the pot casing and the center wire continues on to the switch, i soldered the center wire to the pot casing and left the braid disconnected. thats it for sure, thanks for all the help!!!