#1
Last night while restring my Deluxe Player, I took the pickups out and flipped them backwards, Hendrix-esque style, and when I plugged it in today to test it out, I noticed something off. Either the bridge or middle pickup had disengaged itself. Now only two responded, running through all seven positions. Pretty sure it' the bridge that conked out, seeing as how tone 2 works.

Before I crack it open and start testing wires, anyone else have an issue like this before?
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#2
Question is probably moot. Spinning the pickup most likely placed extra strain on the cable. Possible it has broken off at the solder joint or broken internally in the cable or caused a crossover short.

Either way, you're opening up the guitar.
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#3
For what it's worth, all position sound, but 1, 2, and 3 are identical
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#4
Quote by ndrummerc
For what it's worth, all position sound, but 1, 2, and 3 are identical


Get an iron nail, or some other magnetic bit of metal and tap the pickup poles of each pickup using the selector switch for each to select only the pickup being tapped.

You should hear a clear thump from the amp for each pup. If not, there's a break somewhere.
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Last edited by Phoenix V at Oct 11, 2014,
#5
Dunno why I didn't think of that. Bridge and middle are both on in 1,2 3. Not what I wanted out of tonight.
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