#1
i painted my epiphone sg special. (looks awesome) and when i plugged it in i had an awful suprise i got a scratchy sound that changed with when moving my pots or switch and i could hardly hear the guitar but i could so i assume the problem isnt the pickups. thot maybe the pots were done so i cleaned them but diddnt work so i put on a set of 250k pots from a old strat they worked for a second then the sound got lost i dont have a capacitator on it right now cuz i dont have one. i triple checked the wiring schematics and its still not working whats the problem please help!
#3
Lets see the paint job
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#5
ya i did do the first coat over the pots but it was dumb i was tired but i took them out after and but the new 250k in and still same problem except not really buzz just cant hear guitar worth crap
#6
Pots you had in it are dried, get some 5000k like the first post said, and use a 15watt soldering iron, it'll take longer, but less likely to burn the perf board up in the pot.
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#7
will do m8 what cap. should i get and will radioshack have 500k pots?
#8
they should have 500k, yes. the cap should be 47nF (.047uF). but you could use any value you want.

get a higher wattage than 15. the longer you have to hold the iron to the part to melt solder, the worse off you are. i like a 25-30 for guitar work. a 45 is great for soldering to the backs of pots.

fyi, pots arent made of perfboard, Arch1119...
#9
Any chance of a good quality picture of the wiring as well as a schematic? It'll help us help you.
#10
new 500k pots work amazingly thanks guys learned alot about wiring guitars from this lol thx