#1
This has been an ongoing problem but surfaced to a greater extent just now.
Ive noticed that after a while my sound loses it's intensity and sounds like a bunch of treble was taken out (the sound is not as cruNchy and abrasive).
This happens on both solid state and my amp amp that has 1 tube.

However what happened just now was I took out my vox wah which I've been neglecting and used it as a booster (on the tube amp). Five minutes later when I switced it off I noticed my sound was as stated above. I think the wah makes my sound degrade even faster than normal.

Heres some other info - it hasnt happened in quite a while but sometimes my neck pickup acts up and presents a very weak and quiet sound when switched to. Also Theres a wire in the back cavity that I had to wrap in electrical tape because a wire was sticking out of the side of the housing. Aslo my pots are scratchy even after they are sprayed with contact cleaner.

How do I fix this?
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#2
blow in the input jack...... see what happens.
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blow in the input jack...... see what happens.


I don't know for sure if you this was trash or not judging by your sig, but I did it anyway and nothing happened hahaha
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lol, I was serious. Sometimes shit gets in there and it makes your guitar sound... funny. But a guitar's sound doesn't really just "degrade", check out your electronics and see if something corroded or something. Open up your guitar and pedals and stuff, it's gotta be something, becuase that is odd.
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what type of amp is it?
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what type of amp is it?


Vox VT plus series

Also I'm pretty sure it's something in the elecronics, though the guitar is only like a year old and the amp is even newer. Also ive heard of using a small roll of sand paper to twist in the jacks, however I dont know what guage of grit to use.
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#7
I doubt you need to sand out the jack (but generally use the lightest grit you can).

What kinda guitar are we talking about again?
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I doubt you need to sand out the jack (but generally use the lightest grit you can).

What kinda guitar are we talking about again?


ESP ex50
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#9
I have no clue what that is so give me a second to look that up....
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#10
Oh, funktified Explorer. Ok, rip off the plate on the back (I'm assuming) and see if there's any loose wires, bad sautering joints, just flat stuff that looks wrong. Do that before you fuck with the pickups.
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Oh, funktified Explorer. Ok, rip off the plate on the back (I'm assuming) and see if there's any loose wires, bad sautering joints, just flat stuff that looks wrong. Do that before you fuck with the pickups.


Like I wrote above, there is a fat black wire that has a wire sticking out and going back in, I can send the pics if youd gimme your email.

Thanks alot for helping by the way!
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Hah I just realized that sounded pretty homo hahaha
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yeah.....

but in all nohomoiality, send me the pictures of the wiring
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Is that the 3 way?
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You think so? lol, k.


well... I can't exactly see anything, but if theres loose wires, sauter them back on to where ever the rest from that cable are going to. You do know how to use a sautering iron right?
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You think so? lol, k.


well... I can't exactly see anything, but if theres loose wires, sauter them back on to where ever the rest from that cable are going to. You do know how to use a sautering iron right?


Right across from the big red wire theres a silver wire sticking out of the black.

Btw to fix that wire I'd have to splice the wire. Also I don't even have a saudering iron but I can get one and learn off YouTube hahaha
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#19
That might be part of your issue.. but to me it doesnt seem like a big deal. How about your output jack? Anything funny there?
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That might be part of your issue.. but to me it doesnt seem like a big deal. How about your output jack? Anything funny there?


I havent checked there, if I take it out is there a chance I'll ruin something?
I've never taken one out?
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#21
Is there some way to chat? lol. This posting is kinda annoying.


And no, only if you pull something too hard. If something just falls apart all the better because then you don't have to mess with finding whats wrong.
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#22
Ok so I took it out any way and didn't see anything weird, except I noticed after I screwed everything back in that If I shake it I hear something Move but that's probably just the toggle right? Or It could be the jack...
Also by now I've played it again after it's had a break and it sounds good again
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#23
You're on your phone, right?

And moving isnt exactly good... mostly the toggle doesnt move, but tighten the jack and toggle. You wouldn't happen to have active pickups, would you?
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You're on your phone, right?

And moving isnt exactly good... mostly the toggle doesnt move, but tighten the jack and toggle. You wouldn't happen to have active pickups, would you?


now im on the computer hahahah

I WISH I HAD ACTIVE PUPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I gotta go find that wrench....
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now im on the computer hahahah

I WISH I HAD ACTIVE PUPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I gotta go find that wrench....


Lol, fun fun.
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#26
Maybe something is happening with your ears? Do you play with your amp loud? Sometimes after a while of being exposed to sound (even if it's not loud) your ear will change in order to try to protect itself, causing your hearing to change.

Otherwise, I have no idea. Usually if there's a problem it's apparent right away, rather than gradually becoming noticeable.
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#28
^+1


On topic: how goes it with the noise?
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soldering iron dude.


Oops I was hoping the auto correct would save me there!!!

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No I don't have a hearing problem! And yes dwight is the best!!!!


You might just be used to hearing it with the wah... or you just may be fucked
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#32
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You might just be used to hearing it with the wah... or you just may be fucked


Like I said, I rarely ever use the wah...and yes I think I'm screwed and just have to go get it fixed or save up for a jackson!
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