#1
Got a Epiphone Les Paul Standard recently, worked fine at first then no sound when I flicked the selector to rhythm. Treble works fine, and it definitely isn't the amp. Can anyone help.
#3
I have an Epiphone Explorer that's had this exact same issue for years....


The wierd thing is its hit or miss, it doesnt always cut out. I'd say 95% of the time my switch will work fine, and then out of the blue you'll go for that neck pickup and it'll be silent.
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#4
maybe there is a loose conection to the volume knob for the rythm pick up
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#5
I think I might just take it to a guitar shop after New Year and see what they say
#6
Hey,

My Black Beauty Custom has the same problem...the problem is most likely some dust got into the switch an is causing a bad connection somewhere.

The best way to fix this is to get a can of contact cleaner (from an electronics shop) and spray a little in the switch then flick it back and forth a few times. Then let it dry a little and play away.

Good Luck
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#7
Go with LesPAulGuy5544's advice. This is very common with this type of switch and the contact cleaner is cheap.I would remove the back plate behind the switch and use a rag to catch any excess cleaner too.
Moving on.....
#9
Does the neck pup work in the middle position? If so then you know for a fact it's a switch issue.
#11
The cleaner might work or work for a little while. Its well known that the epi stock switches are not very good. Ive seen new ones with bad switches.
#13
Probs Fixed - took it to a guitar shop, turned out it was the pickup, Had to buy a new one. Works perfect now.
Thanks for the help anyway.