#1
The pick-ups on my guitar seem to cut out now and then, especially the neck pick-up. I have taken apart the guitar to look at the wiring, which appears pretty solid, so I am not sure why it would be doing it. At one point my input jack was causing issues because it wasn't set perfect, but I tweaked that issue. Usually I can tap in the body of the guitar and get them to work again. Anyone know what might be cause it? Could it just be the input jack that I need to replace?

Thanks!
#3
It's hard to tell without photos or actually seeing the instrument. Most likely answer is to just take it to your local tech and see what's up with it.
#4
Could be a dirty pickup selector switch as well. I had that happen before.
Guitars:
Jackson Kelly KE3 - MIJ (Distortion/Jazz)
Jackson DKMGT Dinky (EMG 81/85)
ESP E-II Eclipse Custom (JB/'59)
ESP LTD EC-1001FR (EMG 81/60)
Fender MIM Strat

Amps:
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster 212
Laney IronHeart IRT-Studio
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey ReValver Amp Sims
TOOOO many T.C. Electronic Pedals. . .
#5
It's either the jack or the switch more than likely.
Gibson RD Silverburst w/ Lace Dissonant Aggressors (SOLD)
Electra Omega Prime Ceruse
Fender Franken-Jag Bass

Amps and the like:
Laney VH100R
Seismic Luke 2x12
Dunlop 105Q Wah
Gojira FX 808
Line 6 M9
#6
thanks for the input guys. I have to believe it's the jack since it was giving me trouble when I first got it. Seeing as the part is fairly inexpensive, seems like a good place to start.
Last edited by lilcurtis at Nov 20, 2014,
#7
Jacks don't really go bad, they just develop bad connections mostly from getting loose and twisting. I would just pull it out and solder it better. .
#8
Get some Deoxit D5 and spray then work the switch. Spray a cable and then work it in and out of the jack. A little goes a long way. It also cleans up scratchy pots well.

Let it dry for a few minutes before you plug into the amp.
Guitars:
Jackson Kelly KE3 - MIJ (Distortion/Jazz)
Jackson DKMGT Dinky (EMG 81/85)
ESP E-II Eclipse Custom (JB/'59)
ESP LTD EC-1001FR (EMG 81/60)
Fender MIM Strat

Amps:
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster 212
Laney IronHeart IRT-Studio
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey ReValver Amp Sims
TOOOO many T.C. Electronic Pedals. . .
#9
I ended up getting some contact cleaner from Home Depot and re-soldered the jack. So far it seems to have done the trick, but only time will tell. Thanks all!