#1
I have an Epiphone les paul goldtop with P-90s, and whenever I swith from the treble to rhythm pickup it doesn't work....If I strum REALLY hard, then the pickup will work. What can I do without taking it to a shop?
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#2
That sounds like the toggle switch needs to be replaced. Remove the cover on the back and see if the wires didn't come loose if the wires are OK you know it's the switch. The switch is an easy fix if you have some soldering skills if not it's not very expensive to get done at a shop. If you do need to replace it do it with an open type toggle like Gibsons it's better quality and will last much longer.


John
Last edited by johnro6659 at Nov 3, 2009,
#3
Quote by johnro6659
That sounds like the toggle switch needs to be replaced. Remove the cover on the back and see if the wires didn't come loose if the wires are OK you know it's the switch. The switch is an easy fix if you have some soldering skills if not it's not very expensive to get done at a shop. If you do need to replace it do it with an open type toggle like Gibsons it's better quality and will last much longer.


John

YEAH chances are thats the problem i had same thing happen to 1 of my Epi's
#4
Check if the Volume on the other pickup is turned up.
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#5
it's the switch - i had the same problem with the bridge humbucker in my fender cyclone, took it to the shop just to check if they could pinpoint the problem, and they just put some contact cleaner in the switch, wiggled it about a bit, and then said "here ya go". problem solved i didn't even have to pay.
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#6
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it's the switch - i had the same problem with the bridge humbucker in my fender cyclone, took it to the shop just to check if they could pinpoint the problem, and they just put some contact cleaner in the switch, wiggled it about a bit, and then said "here ya go". problem solved i didn't even have to pay.


Same thing happened to my Epi lp I was relieved.
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#7
Thank all of you guys ill check it out
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#8
Every person that i've known that has an epi LP including me has had a problem with the switch, for me the wires were loose and needed to be reconnected, that simple, $5
#10
The switches epiphone use are crappy el cheapo's. I guarantee if it was a better quality switch you wouldn't have a problem.


Or it's a bad or dirty solder joint.
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