#1
Hey everyone.

Yesterday I bought a Limited Edition Epiphone Custom Les Paul.

After playing around with the different tones of the guitar, I realised that something was a little odd.

When I flick the switch in the middle position (activating both pickups) and turn just one of the volume knobs (either the treble or rhythm volume), they both go silent.

I know that both of the pickups are working correctly because I can hear them and adjust the tone and volume of each one when in the middle position of the pick-up selector.

It's just when I turn one of the volume knobs down completely, it kills both pickups. It doesn't just happen to one volume knob in particular.

I was just wondering if this is meant to be happening or if it is a fault, because I thought that if you turned the treble, for example, down completely, you would still be able to hear the rhythm pick-up and vice versa.

Your help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Luke

PS: If it is a fault I will take it back to the store and either get it repaired or replaced.
#2
Nope sometimes they are wired like that. My Eclipse is wired the same so it's nothing to be worried about but I do believe that you can have it so that when you put 1 of the pots to 0 then you still have sound but I'm not sure on the wiring.
#3
Ok thanks azn_guitarist25. I'm still not sure because I have 2 volume knobs and 2 tone knobs and it just doesn't really make sense. I'll probably just ring up the store. Thanks for your help.
#5
Cool thanks for the response al112987. I'm not as worried now but still curious. Thanks again =).
#6
Yes, that's how it works. It works out so that you can always silence your guitar when you need to - otherwise, in the middle position you'd have to change the switch and then turn the volume all the way down. You can re-wire the volumes to be independent if you really want, but there's nothing wrong with your switch.
#7
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