#1
I finally decided to put some new strings in my TOM STB guitar (i had it sit for 1 week with no strings)

When i plugged it in, and turned the tone knob to 10, and the volume knob to 5, i noticed that my guitar wasnt producing any sound :S, so i tryed to turn the knob to 10, and i could hear a little sound, while i had distortion on, but with alot of noise
I thought it was a soldering problem, so i opened the guts of my guitar... everything normal
I accidentaly touched one of my tuning pegs, and i noticed that when i tough it, the noise stops, and if i stop touching it, it comes back o_o

Anyone know whats going on? If it helps, i recently changed the pickups, their EMGs with quick connectors
#2
Maybe th e EMGs are out of batteries?
Does your amp work with other guitars?
Maybe its the jack?
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#4
Quote by Baraga
I finally decided to put some new strings in my TOM STB guitar (i had it sit for 1 week with no strings)

When i plugged it in, and turned the tone knob to 10, and the volume knob to 5, i noticed that my guitar wasnt producing any sound :S, so i tryed to turn the knob to 10, and i could hear a little sound, while i had distortion on, but with alot of noise
I thought it was a soldering problem, so i opened the guts of my guitar... everything normal
I accidentaly touched one of my tuning pegs, and i noticed that when i tough it, the noise stops, and if i stop touching it, it comes back o_o

Anyone know whats going on? If it helps, i recently changed the pickups, their EMGs with quick connectors


Change the battery on the EMGs, see if that helps.
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#5
It's obviously a conection problem. Others will know but maybe it's a ground problem. Are they active pickups?
#6
is it actually wired for emg's?
right pots and stuff?
normal pots cant handle them,( in some way, thats not a comment about how amazinf they are either)

try the batteries,
does the guitar work in passive mode?
( put the jack half in)
if so, try swapping the 3 pin connectiors around( upside down) if not, you need a stero Input hole thing
#7
Change the batteries. If that doesn't work, check your wires. Are any of them loose? If so, get out the soldering iron, dig out the old wiring diagram (or find one online), and get to work.
#8
If you're getting the noise to stop by touching the tuning pegs (metal), it's a grounding issue. Check the ground wires and re-solder the connections if necessary.
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#10
active pickups SUCK xD so make sure you have fresh batteries and if you have the right wiring and circuit, you probably had to replace knobs, other DUMB thing, change your cables, try with another guitar and another cables, maybe it's the amp, you gotta try with everything..
#12
First make sure you cable is OK and your amp if they check out. Pick ups just don't die. Check the wiring for bad connections, bad ground or broken wires. If that all looks good check any toggle switches and then the pots. It's usually just one small thing that's screwing it up.


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#13
Hey John, thanks for the advice

I checked the amp with one of my other guitars, and the amp is good
Ill go check the connections right now
#15
open up the back, make sure all wires are connected.

thats what i did and it fixed my problem.
#16
ALRIGHT, i just noticed that one of the cable which was suposed to be soldered, YES, suposed to... its not soldered :|
What am i going to do now? I have no experience in soldering, and i also dont have the equipment needed
#18
Quote by Baraga
ALRIGHT, i just noticed that one of the cable which was suposed to be soldered, YES, suposed to... its not soldered :|
What am i going to do now? I have no experience in soldering, and i also dont have the equipment needed



buy a $15 soldering iron kit, and follow the directions on heating it.
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#19
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buy a $15 soldering iron kit, and follow the directions on heating it.

Ill just bring it to my guitar shop and theyll solder it in less than 5 mins and for less than 15$
#22
Take it to a shop this time, but as a word of advice, learn how to solder. It's a VERY important skill to learn.
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Take it to a shop this time, but as a word of advice, learn how to solder. It's a VERY important skill to learn.

Yes it's very important and it's easy too. Every guitarist should learn to solder. It can save you alot of cash and time.
#24
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I think all my connections are good, at least the quick connect ones are...

Take it to a guitar tech.
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