#1
So I've been jamming away on my ESP EC1000 with EMG 81 (Bridge) / 60 (Neck) active pick ups for a few years now. Everything has been perfect up until now. One day I woke up to do my best attempt at a solo and realized that I had no sound when i switched to the neck pup. HOWEVER, if I hit the strings a little harder than normal for a few seconds, the sound comes roaring back full volume like it was building up and broke past a wall or something. The last part is what's keeping me from rooting around inside with the wires more than I have.. I'm worried that soon I'll lose all sound completely, but right now it just takes a little coaxing to get the sound to come back. Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
#2
Open it up and look for loose connections. If it's the quick connect system you may need to do a little wiggling, or pull something off and reattach it back into place. If it's a solder job then you may need to resolder some joints. If you don't know what you're doing either way take it to a guitar shop where they'll have a tech.
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#3
Change your battery. EMG's start doing all kinds of strange things when the battery is low.
#4
^ Exactly, first thing to look at
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