#1
Okay, so I was traveling the northeast corner of America for a month. Along the way I picked up this sweet two channel recto. When I came back to Texas I decided to break the b*tch in. After a couple of days I noticed some kind of nonsense going on. While I would play the volume would give out. Out of nowhere. I could still play but it sounded like the volume was Turned almost all the way down and the speakers were giving out or something. So naturally I freaked out thinking it was the amp's fault, until I plugged it into my peavey vyper today. The same problem started showing up again. So that means it has to be the guitar right? Its a fairly new guitar, an Ltd ec deluxe 1000 with emgs. I've never really dropped it before. I suspect my girlfriend was dicking around with it while I was gone and messed it up somehow :/

Any idea what the problem is here? Any and all help would be infnately appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Last edited by robertsanidiot at Dec 3, 2011,
#3
1. "girlfriend was dicking around"....that's pretty creepy man.

2. "girlfriend was dicking around" assuming thats not literal, I doubt she woulda done jack to mess it up.

3. That's what you get for having a LTD.
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#5
wiring issue...
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1. "girlfriend was dicking around"....that's pretty creepy man.

2. "girlfriend was dicking around" assuming thats not literal, I doubt she woulda done jack to mess it up.

3. That's what you get for having a LTD.

Well.. she's a pretty creepy person. >.>

All I know is my baby never acted like this before I left her alone for a month, but now that I'm back she's throwing a pissy fit. I just need to know where and how to rub her to get her to start loving me again so we can make sweet sweet music. (Talking about the guitar not the girl BTW)

And you say what you will about my girlfriend, but don't you dare talk about my guitar like that >.<
#7
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Well.. she's a pretty creepy person. >.>


1. Why you dating a creeper girl...?

2. Why didn't you get a telecaster...?
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wiring issue...

How could that pop up out of nowhere though? It's been fine for months.
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How could that pop up out of nowhere though? It's been fine for months.


Shit happens.
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1. Why you dating a creeper girl...?

2. Why didn't you get a telecaster...?

The creepy chicks have the most to offer in bed. They kind of have to.

Telecasters are for fags and badasses! I am neither.
Also I hate fender.
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The creepy chicks have the most to offer in bed. They kind of have to.

Telecasters are for fags and badasses! I am neither.
Also I hate fender.


1. There's a difference between crazy and creepy, bro. Creepy bitches are just always creepy.

2. ....then you must be a douche with weird taste in chicks and guitars.


no offence, bro
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#12
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Shit happens.

Is that really the only possible explanation? Because I don't know Jack shit about wiring.
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Is that really the only possible explanation? Because I don't know Jack shit about wiring.


Pretty much man.

Get a soldering iron

solder

screw driver

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fuck it up

half ass fix it

let go of a wire and fuck it up

there we go

BAM

Fixed.
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1. There's a difference between crazy and creepy, bro. Creepy bitches are just always creepy.

2. ....then you must be a douche with weird taste in chicks and guitars.


no offence, bro

Crazy, creepy, mentally unstable, I can hardly tell the difference anymore.
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Crazy, creepy, mentally unstable, I can hardly tell the difference anymore.
You sir, are one star wars insult away from a confrontation.


What's star wars got to do with anything?
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Pretty much man.

Get a soldering iron

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fuck it up

half ass fix it

let go of a wire and fuck it up

there we go

BAM

Fixed.

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#17
It's your guitar's output jack. I have that trouble with my LTD, and most of the other LTDs I've tried have had that problem.
#18
Could be the chord from the amp to the guitar, this happened with my strat, I freaked, plugged in a new chord and it didn't happen with that one.
#19
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What's star wars got to do with anything?

Nothing at all. Why did you bring it up?
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Nothing at all. Why did you bring it up?

You said star wars.
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#21
Its not the chord. I tried two different ones. Same problem. Unless they're. Both messed up?

The output Jack? Are you sure? Ive dealt with that kind of problem before and this one seems.. different somehow.
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I'm pretty sure you said it. Twice.

naww man, you said "star wars insult away from a confrontation."
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#24
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Its not the chord. I tried two different ones. Same problem. Unless they're. Both messed up?

The output Jack? Are you sure? Ive dealt with that kind of problem before and this one seems.. different somehow.


Did you try wiggling it around some?
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Did you try wiggling it around some?

Yeah, I know for a fact its not the Jack. I can still here the sound, its just really REALLY low. If I play hard enough for long enough, it goes back to normal again for a while
#26
Then just play it hard and for a long time? (the guitar, not your gf)
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Then just play it hard and for a long time? (the guitar, not your gf)

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#30
I don't have a backup guitar at the moment. My dream is also having electrical problems atm.

However, I just got back froma jam session and the "long and hard" plan worked out pretty well. Still, I fear theproblem will show up again in the future.
#31
Maybe a problem with the wiring of the pickup you are using. Do you get this problem with both neck and bridge?

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#32
Batteries in the EMG's?

Or try strumming.
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#33
You know.. I've never tried switching to the neck pickup when the problem occurs. I'll have to try that in the morning.
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2. Why didn't you get a telecaster...?


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh lol u serious?
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