#1
I have an Epiphone EM-2 Custom Prophecy. It has active pickups that work in both active and passive mode. Or its supposed to. Both pickups work fine in passive mode, but when I switch them to active mode, there's a problem. At first I thought they stopped working completely, but if I crank the volume they're very faint as if the guitar was on clean and the volume was way down. Any ideas?
#3
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change the battery

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#6
it did this for a bit, i thought it was the battery, changed it, continued, changed it again, still continued.
#7
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I have an Epiphone EM-2 Custom Prophecy. It has active pickups that work in both active and passive mode. Or its supposed to. Both pickups work fine in passive mode, but when I switch them to active mode, there's a problem. At first I thought they stopped working completely, but if I crank the volume they're very faint as if the guitar was on clean and the volume was way down. Any ideas?



huh?
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Last edited by SomebodySomeone at Jul 26, 2010,
#8
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huh?


you can play them as normal humbuckers, or hit a switch (push down the volume nob) and change them to an active setting
#9
Ok, maybe it's the switch.
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#10
Quote by zgbgydug
you can play them as normal humbuckers, or hit a switch (push down the volume nob) and change them to an active setting



oh.....you mean COIL TAP?

and active pickup is still active...
with a push/pull knob you're probably referring to coil tap enabled actives.

this just lowers the output of the pickup. it doesn't change it from active to passive though....


EDIT: just googled your guitar..... HOLY SHIT! pickups that go from active to Passive with a flip of a switch?
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#11
I was thinking it was the switch, but I didnt want to buy one and replace it, then find out it wasnt
#12
well its the battery or a faulty connection? try slightly wiggling the wires a bit. i dunno man... sounds kinda strange....
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#14
the wire on the battery-attacher-thing did come off before, but ive soldered it back on. i have absolutely no idea how to fix any of the inside wiring, but ive checked and none are loose or detached
#15
^ You probably soldered it back wrong then. Was it acting weird before it came off?
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#16
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^ You probably soldered it back wrong then. Was it acting weird before it came off?


no i soldered it awhile ago and it worked fine for months. it seemed like it randomly crapped out on me
#17
it still could be a dry joint, a proper solder joint should be smooth and shiny, with no burn marks or smoke clouds in it
#18
took it in and got it fixed. apparently there was a loose wire in the input jack? at least its good now.
#19
That makes sense. The stereo jack wouldn't have connected the battery when you plugged in the cable if the wires were disconnected.
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