#1
So I was rehearsing with my band the other night and my jackson DKMG decided to die on me. I've checked all my cables/pedals/pickup batteries and even used it with different amps and it is still dead.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
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#2
The internal wiring may have come loose. Check that, and report back.
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#3
Make sure your volume knob is turned up.
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#4
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Make sure your volume knob is turned up.



that was the first thing i tried haha

i opened up the back and there is no visible loose wiring. I thought it may have been my volume pot that had died but when it happened in my other guitar it gave some warning signs before it happened?
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Can you get ahold of some test leads with alligator clips? Clip the leads to your 1/4" cable plug then starting with the pickup leads work your way through each part of the signal path, ie see if it works straight from the pickups, the on to the next component, until you hit the one where the signal dies.
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#7
nah i don't have anything like that

i have concluded that it may be the volume pot
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#8


take that jack out see if both wires are connected.
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#10
with it out, insert a cable. make sure it clicks here.




also, do you have active pickups? that require a battery? if so you need to swap that.

if not, then did the guitar just not work, or die over time?


edit: dude you've got a jackson dkmg, that should be active pups.
look for the 9v.
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#11
i changed the battery, one of the first things i did.
read mah first post


it died instantly, no warning or anything
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#12
ok, yep, missed the battery thing.

well, check the cable insert. make sure that the cables are clicking into the jack.

then check the wires at the battery, make sure the batteries are making contact in the battery compartment. clean the battery contacts.

it wouldn't just be any old wire, if the whole guitar is silent.
so yes, i guess a fried / defective volume pot would also cause a dead guitar.
but,
more likely in this case would have to be a short of some kind with the active pups wiring.

with passive guitars, always check the jack first.
with active check the jack and the battery connection.

then move to the cavity, look for a disconnect on the other side of the jack to the pot.
Or a disconnected wire from the battery.

if it was never intermittent, i'm guessing the wire is off and NOT just loose.
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#13
I would tug on the wires coming from the pickups to see if they are actually connected securly. It would be strange if the quick connects slipped off, but I guess it could happen. Maybe a pot got shorted or overloaded and needs to be replaced.
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#14
is it actually dead dead?.. like no sound comes out of the thing?

if everything looks good with the wiring get a pot change like mentioned above, or you could just drive to a friendly music store and they can usually do it quickly at a reasonable price. ($20 at mine)
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#16
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it`s a jackson that`s why it died

you sir, are an idiot.


i gave all the wires a checking and got my dad to double check and we couldnt find anything loose/detatched

ill take it to a shop later this week probably
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you sir, are an idiot.


i gave all the wires a checking and got my dad to double check and we couldnt find anything loose/detatched

ill take it to a shop later this week probably


well i`m very experienced in jackson`s dying `cos i`ve had two which in total came to £4500 and both of them died/disintergrated within a couple of weeks of purchase, says it all really...
#19
i`ve posted what happend to my sl1 and fusion ex too many times, go find it in my previous posts

sorry just don`t like repeating / retyping the same stuff