#1
The treble pickup on my SG will sometimes cut out when I switch to it. It won't be completely gone but it acts as if the volume nob was at a 1 when it is really at 10. If I switch back and forth between pickups a few times it usually comes back but this is an issue id like to fix before my next gig. Any suggestions?
#2
Open it up and checking the wiring to the switch, pickup, and knobs. Desolder and resolder as necessary. If the switch is still working I would think it has more to do with the actual pickup, but I could be wrong.
#4
Replace the switch while you have the guitar open. I am not an EE, but thinking about it this with what I do know....it would make more sense to me that the pickup is damaged. If the switch was damaged, I would think that it would not work at all (no sound), or would intermittently not work in which you would hear nothing through the T pickup, not simply a reduction in volume. Unless there is some sort of issue where you have more resistance in the switch in its damaged state in which you now only hear a small amount of volume.

Replace the switch. Easy and cheap to do. Get a Gibson replacement on Amazon ebay or a parts store. Unstring the guitar but sandwhich a piece of tape around the strings so they don't tangle up (unless they need to be replaced).
Last edited by bigblockelectra at Mar 28, 2013,
#5
Sounds like it could be dirty contacts on the switch, or a loose grounding wire. In all honestly, pickups rarely fail, and it tends to be all or nothing if they do.
#6
Quote by -MintSauce-
Sounds like it could be dirty contacts on the switch, or a loose grounding wire. In all honestly, pickups rarely fail, and it tends to be all or nothing if they do.

+1
Get some contact cleaner or a new switch
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