#1
So I successfully place my new pickup into this "broken" guitar of mine but there is a problem..


So before anything else specs of the guitar is: (Music man AXis copy btw)

-Mahogany Body
-22 frets
-Maple Neck
-One Volume knob
-3 way selector


So the problem is there is just not enough power for palm muting and all that.. Even With High distortion...
My guitar also sounds very dark with the new pickup installed.

My telecaster with a single coil pickup can scream better than this guitar of mine..


Wiring is:


Bare and Green is solderd to 3 way selector

Black is to the 3 way selector

Red and White is Tapped Off

Black wire is solderd from 3 way selector to 500k volume pot
#2
How was the guitar broken before you swapped the pickup?

I'd start by resoldering EVERYTHING and cleaning the pot, 3 way switch, and output jack with electrical contact cleaner like DeOxit.

You can troubleshoot by hard wiring the pickup to output jack and see what you get.
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
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey ReValver Amp Sims
#4
also make sure the pickup is the proper height and balanced
#5
Cmon guys I said "broken" With a ( " ")

Its a joke because i hated the wood quality
#6
Quote by 477mika1
Cmon guys I said "broken" With a ( " ")

Its a joke because i hated the wood quality


Ah, I didn't catch the inflection in your typing. . .

Any luck troubleshooting? I've had issues where I poorly soldered the red and white wires together - you did solder this right? Your post just says taped.
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
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey ReValver Amp Sims
#7
Quote by monwobobbo
also make sure the pickup is the proper height and balanced


+1 one having your pickup too far away from the stings can make it sound weak that is why I am not a fan of direct mount pickups I prefer the option to adjust, direct mount saves the companies that manufacture guitars money replacing a bezel two screws and two springs with two shorter screws.
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#8
two thoughts, one, whenever i wire a guitar, i rewire EVERYTHING.

invest in a DVOM. you can find them quite cheap.

SC's on a telecaster are never going to sound much like that humbucker. the tele is bright and sharp and cutting, humbuckers (in general) don't have the SAME cut. although it should cut good.

you will need to change your amp settings on that guitar to get it where you like it.

what amp are you using? are you using a boost? what are you trying to sound like?
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#9
Thank you for your help guy's but then because I'm still a veteran guitarist, i don't know too much about sound yet..

So the problem is actually because i only have a 10 watt amp. When i tried it on a messa boogie combo (Don't know which model) it sounds great.

That amp is a 50 watt amp.


I guess this is abit embarrassing...