#1
I have just soldered on a new 1/4" input jack on to my epiphone les paul as it's input was crackly and unpredictable and I have a big gig to play tomorrow. However, I've screwed it up and I don't know how.

I desoldered that old input jack, then soldered the old wires on to the new input jack. Upon testing it, there is some kind of ground problem, it hums and when I touch any metal on the guitar is hums louder. Any help?

Also, when I pushed the new input into the guitar (was a squeeze) it stopped producing sound all together.

Please reply asap with any help you have
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#2
I'm having a similar problem on a strat. It could be the wiring, or you could have wired it backwards. If the cable touches a wire it won't work.
#3
Pretty sure none of the connections are touching, nor does the jack lead's tip hit a connection. I'm pretty sure I put the connections in the right place because I soldered it on one by one.
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#4
Lol they were the wrong way round -.-
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#5
Isn't the jack on a guitar an output jack? Since the signal leaves the guitar? =P

Sorry, that popped into my head when I saw the title.
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#6
make sure the ground wire is on the inner most lug on the jack.
Jenneh

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#7
The good news is that you didn't have to re wire the guitar. LPs are a bit harder because the wiring is inside the body it's self. The strat is an easy guitar to work on, I'm just too lazy to do it.
#8
i think i have the same problem with my strat, a lot of hum and a little bit of guitar sound and if you touch the metal it stops. (how) did you solve it?
#9
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i think i have the same problem with my strat, a lot of hum and a little bit of guitar sound and if you touch the metal it stops. (how) did you solve it?


check the two wires to the jack.
Jenneh

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