#1
Normally when I mute all my strings my guitar will be totally silent but when I plugged in my guitar today muting has no effect. I get the same amount of noise if I mute the strings or not. I tried plugging in another guitar and that worked fine so I know its not a problem with my amp.

Does anyone know what might have caused this?

The guitar is an Ibanez Xiphos XPT707FX with Phase 1 SD Blackouts.
#2
i wonder has the grounding wire come loose somewhere? I'm guessing actives use grounding wires too (as you can tell, i'm not exactly an electronics guru ).
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#3
Definitely the first thing to check are your ground connections. The jack ground and bridge ground are the usual suspects.
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Quote by Dave_Mc
i wonder has the grounding wire come loose somewhere? I'm guessing actives use grounding wires too (as you can tell, i'm not exactly an electronics guru ).


^This. I was thinking the same thing. You might also want to check your battery and battery connection. Batteries crapping out on you can cause all sorts of noisy problems.
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#5
CRustad, open up the part of your guitar where the control knobs are. There should be a black wire coming off your volume knob. That is normally connected/soldered to your bridge or bridge post. Make sure it's attached, that's mostly likely the culprit.

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^This. I was thinking the same thing. You might also want to check your battery and battery connection. Batteries crapping out on you can cause all sorts of noisy problems.


Turns out the battery was dying. Usually the guitar starts to stutter when that happens but not this time I guess. Thanks a bunch guys.
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CRustad, open up the part of your guitar where the control knobs are. There should be a black wire coming off your volume knob. That is normally connected/soldered to your bridge or bridge post. Make sure it's attached, that's mostly likely the culprit.

Which guitar is it?


Actives don't use/need a ground to the strings. Although, I HAVE seen them come wired this way from the factory. Glad you got it figured out. I put actives in my old Xiphos and I think I liked the D-Activators in it better
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I missed the part about the Blackouts! Woops.

Well, that advice is for passive pickups. Still good knowledge for the random lurker.
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#9
ah sweet if it's just the batteries that's even handier. I was gonna say maybe the battery, but thought it might be captain obvious to the rescue type of thing
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I missed the part about the Blackouts! Woops.

Well, that advice is for passive pickups. Still good knowledge for the random lurker.



Agreed. Its weird though, even though EMG wiring diagrams say they are unnecessary, I still have seen guitars that come stock with EMG's have a ground to the bridge.
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