#1
installed my SD Blackouts into my damien 6 and for some reason even on high gain they sound clean, can't hear harmonics, I'm sure something is wrong maybe something came lose because I wired everything the way it's supposed to. But maybe someone knows what could cause this exactly?
heh for some reason I can hear my keyboard typing on my amp O_o somethings wrong lol
#2
Hmm that seems wierd. take it to a guitar tech.
and for that keybaord thing, double click sound icon in task bar, mute the microphone channel.
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#3
dead battery/no battery ?
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#4
idk I took the battery out of a pedal and it seemed to be good enough for the pedal..
need to buy new batteries hopefully that's all it is :\
i mean i can take it to the store where I bought the pickups from but it's an hour and a half away i should have brought my guitar there in the first place >_<

hm no the sound thing didnt work, it seems to be picking up signals from other electronics :S:S:S:S
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#5
Quote by TimBFMV
Hmm that seems wierd. take it to a guitar tech.
and for that keybaord thing, double click sound icon in task bar, mute the microphone channel.


actually the keyboard thing happens when the guitar isn't grounded properly. which means your guitar isn't grounded properly, which means the wiring is wrong, which is probably the source of your problem. I'd take it to a guitar tech, all pickup brands use different wiring colours and you probably just mixed one up.
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#6
Quote by 877O
idk I took the battery out of a pedal and it seemed to be good enough for the pedal..
need to buy new batteries hopefully that's all it is :\
i mean i can take it to the store where I bought the pickups from but it's an hour and a half away i should have brought my guitar there in the first place >_<

hm no the sound thing didnt work, it seems to be picking up signals from other electronics :S:S:S:S


wait a sec.... you'll spend 100-150 bucks on active pickups but wont spend the 3 bucks for a new, fresh 9v battery? dont do things half-assed since it cuts down on problems in the future.

put a fresh 9v in there then see how they sound before making a thread like this since it can be that the only thing wrong is a low battery.
#7
That sounds more likely.
Hm and I noticed they say not to let the output jack touch the inside of the guitar... how are you supposed to put it in there without it touching the wood? lol
maybe that's where the problem is :\
#8
Quote by noisefarmer
wait a sec.... you'll spend 100-150 bucks on active pickups but wont spend the 3 bucks for a new, fresh 9v battery? dont do things half-assed since it cuts down on problems in the future.

put a fresh 9v in there then see how they sound before making a thread like this since it can be that the only thing wrong is a low battery.


But apparently the guitar isn't grounded properly so I'm thinking it's not the battery O_o lol
#9
do you have access to a camera ? if so post some pics of your wiring job so we can further help you.
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#10
Sounds like a phase problem (among other things) to me. Draw up a diagram of how the guitar is wired now (not how it is supposed to be, but how it is physically wired at the moment) and it should be a easy for us to find the problem.
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#11
On an active circuit? Phasing won't be easily fixed.

I think we need pics of the wires (and a diagram if you're a messy person ) to really tell.
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#12
yeah i'm pretty messy it would be hard to see the pictures, not a lot of space in there lol
but it's wired exactly as it says to on the 1 volume 1 tone diagram, i'd really be drawing the same thing but it should work but apparently it isn't :\
anyone clarify what they mean by not letting the output jack touch the inside of the guitar?
little confused on that
other than that I guess I can start over on the wiring
#13
well i re-wired it a second time and same thing i didnt change how the output jack is in there tho cause idk how else it would be installed
i still get the keyboard thing.. still not grounded properly? i don't get it :S

oh and i guess I did something to make a radio signal play through my amp wtf?
Last edited by 877O at Mar 29, 2009,
#15
with pictures we could probably diagnose the problem in about 5 seconds. anyway you could get some up ?
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#16
Have you tried adjusting the pickup height?
When I put new pups in, I had the clean only problem, put them closer and back to normal.
As far as the keyboard thing, Iono.
#17
Are you using the right pots? The pickups should of come with some 25k pots, I dont know what affect using normal pots in an active circuit would have but its just a thought.
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#18
Quote by 877O
installed my SD Blackouts into my damien 6 and for some reason even on high gain they sound clean, can't hear harmonics, I'm sure something is wrong maybe something came lose because I wired everything the way it's supposed to. But maybe someone knows what could cause this exactly?
heh for some reason I can hear my keyboard typing on my amp O_o somethings wrong lol
There are a bunch of possibilities. cba to list them all. YOU need to give better info to narrow the possibilities down.

Regarding hearing the computer noise, your volume and gain are probably high on the amp to make up for an extremely weak signal from the guitar. That's why you're picking up the external noises.

Quote by 877O
idk I took the battery out of a pedal and it seemed to be good enough for the pedal..
need to buy new batteries hopefully that's all it is :\
i mean i can take it to the store where I bought the pickups from but it's an hour and a half away i should have brought my guitar there in the first place >_<

hm no the sound thing didnt work, it seems to be picking up signals from other electronics :S:S:S:S
ALWAYS start with fresh batteries. Scavaging a battery of unknown condition just leaves more possibilities for problems.

1 - Did you actually get a new battery or are you still using the one of unknown strength?


Quote by 877O
That sounds more likely.
Hm and I noticed they say not to let the output jack touch the inside of the guitar... how are you supposed to put it in there without it touching the wood? lol
maybe that's where the problem is :\
They probably mean to not let the Tip and Ring connection touch the wood. This is especially important if the cavity has conductive paint as sheilding. You would partially short the signal, making it weak. The sleeve (bushing) is connected to ground, so no worries if THAT part touches ground.

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yeah i'm pretty messy it would be hard to see the pictures, not a lot of space in there lol
but it's wired exactly as it says to on the 1 volume 1 tone diagram, i'd really be drawing the same thing but it should work but apparently it isn't :\
anyone clarify what they mean by not letting the output jack touch the inside of the guitar?
little confused on that
other than that I guess I can start over on the wiring
Quit making excuses and do YOUR part. Being a lazy ass won't help us help YOU.

Read previous about what I am GUESSING about what they mean. Why am I GUESSING? Because YOU haven't been doing YOUR part.

2 - Where is the LINK to the drawing you're working from for the wiring?

3 - Where is a LINK to the text your reading about the output jack not touching ground, OR a copy/paste of the TEXT?



Quote by 877O
well i re-wired it a second time and same thing i didnt change how the output jack is in there tho cause idk how else it would be installed
i still get the keyboard thing.. still not grounded properly? i don't get it :S

oh and i guess I did something to make a radio signal play through my amp wtf?
You apparently just remade whatever problems you had in the first place or your problem is not in the wiring you reworked.

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anyone? -.-
We're not mind readers. Quit begging for help and start supplying information, you knucklehead.

4 - as kiwi68 suggested, make sure your pickups are close to the strings.

5 - take some pictures of your wiring and do a decent job of it.


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