#1
My Jazzmaster is ****in up.
The neck single coil Pickup is fine, the bridge humbucker pickup is fine.
Toggle to the neck pickup is fine, toggle to the middle (both) is fine *(though it may only be playing neck pickup) toggle to the bridge it switches off, or loses 90% of its volume.
Some times after switching back up and down it activates the humbucker pickup, so obviously something wrong with the switch. Should I take it in or do you guys know how i can fix this by myself?
#2
just replace the switch. sounds like the contacts have gone bad.
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#3
Do you use your neck pickup a lot? It sounds like one of your contacts are bent out of shape, look in the wiring thread and theres a section over switches that covers this.
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#4
The guys have got it. It's an easy repair, but just as easy to replace. So see how you're feeling; either use a fine blade to bend the contacts back in the switch, or just sod it and buy a new switch.

It might be wise to re-do all the soldering when you're playing around in there. It sounds as if it could do with a freshen up...



- Richard
#5
sometimes if you blow can compressed air into the switch hole while flicking it,
you can clean out the gunk and get the switch to work right again.
Jenneh

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#6
but just for the sake of argument, a can of compressed air costs as much as a brand new switch.
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#7
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but just for the sake of argument, a can of compressed air costs as much as a brand new switch.



a lot of people have can of compressed air.
i got a can for $2 at staples in the bin next to the register.

lastly, there's no soldering, switching ordering or shipping costs.

i've bought many switches.

can compressed air is cheaper, easier, works a lot of
the time, and is also useful when cleaning other computer and laptop
equipment.
Jenneh

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