#1
I just opened up the back of my DL625 to try to diagnose a weird problem I have been having. Recently when playing with the bridge pickup selected the volume drops off dramatically leaving a dull tone drowned in noise. Sometimes it comes back if I touch the pickup or if I move the switch from the neck pickup and back again. I checked the jack and it is not the issue. Both pickups are grounded, but I do have a black wire soldered to the back of the neck pickup volume pot and the other end is not attached to anything. After looking at various diagrams I have no idea what this wire is. Also when the volume issue is not occurring I get a considerable amount of noise which disappears when I touch the cover of the bridge pick up. Any ideas what is going on here?
#2
sounds like you might actually have two problems here..

the wire from the back of the pot likely goes to the bridge. it's a ground wire

the output of your bridge pickup cutting out sonds liek it might be an issue with the switch..
what kind of switch is it?
#3
I fixed the ground wire issue. I can't belief I didn't recognize it was the ground wire for the bridge. I was examining the guitar in a dimly lit room and thought I saw a wire going from this pot to the bridge. I pushed it in the hole till the sound went away and used a toothpick to jam it in place. Don't wanna risk stripping the wood by pulling out the bridge posts. I have no idea what kind of switch it is. I've never had an issue with it until recently. Man this sucks lol.
Last edited by Tyler.Allain at Mar 15, 2011,