#1
I know my amp and cables are fine after checking it with another guitar. The guitar I am using the wires came loose and it looks like I have to solder to the output jack. The jack is okay, the jack plate is bent (but I don't think that would affect it). I wrapped the white (lead) and the black (ground) before I start soldering to test, and I plugged in my guitar but I am not getting any sound from it (the volume knobs are up). Any idea how to troubleshoot from here before I decide to take it in for repair? Thanks!
#2
What amp? What pickups?

Try plugging a cable into the amp input and then momentarily short out the shield and the tip with a piece of wire. You should hear a pop; if you do then it's the guitar.
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Last edited by Cathbard at Aug 26, 2013,
#3
Is the amp plugged in/turned on?
Quote by barden1069
A "tubescreamer" is a person paid by a guitarist to stand behind the amp and scream at the tubes. This terrifies the tubes into overdriving and delivers a thick, harmonic-rich tone.
#4
Quote by Cathbard
What amp? What pickups?

Try plugging a cable into the amp input and then momentarily short out the shield and the tip with a piece of wire. You should hear a pop; if you do then it's the guitar.


Thanks.

Well the amp isn't the problem since another guitar works with it. The pickups are stock and I have no clue what brand. Not sure what it means to short out the shield?

Any idea what the usual suspect could be if it's an electronics issue?
#5
Wait have you already soldered the wires back to the jack? Make sure you wired them to the right places
Quote by barden1069
A "tubescreamer" is a person paid by a guitarist to stand behind the amp and scream at the tubes. This terrifies the tubes into overdriving and delivers a thick, harmonic-rich tone.
#6
You've almost certainly cocked up the pickup wiring.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#7
Quote by Cathbard
You've almost certainly cocked up the pickup wiring.


Any idea how this could be fixed or checked? Remove the strings and pickups and check the wiring? All I know is that all connections are present and I haven't done anything but replaced the output jack. The output jack I bought is the same one so I don't think that should be a problem. I checked the connections to the pickup selector switch and they look fine.

Thanks
#8
You were right about the pickup wiring. I think the frayed ends grounded it. Thanks!

I don't have much wire left. Dumb question but is it okay to crimp another wire to extend the wiring instead of having to replace the entire wiring?