#1
ok i only discovered this yesterday, my guitar has been breaking alot recently, all the same problem. Imust have had it fixed by the music shop about 5 times now. I have had stuff re-soldered, and a new output jack fitted.

Heres waht i tihnk the problem is./... I normally use my effects pedal. but yesterdaymy m8came round and i couldnt be bothered, so i just did a direct feed into the amp. It worked all morning, but then cause i wanted to get some cool sounds for a solo, i pluggedit into my pedal, and WALA! it didnt work. SO i took the guitar out of the pedal and pluggedit into the amp, still nothing (just no sound at all)

Can anyone help? Or has anyone experianced this problem?
#2
Well man, use of effects pedal vs. direct amp input will not effect your guitar at all because none of the energy of the amp or pedals is going into the gutar, but the sound waves are going from the guitar into the amp, its just weak solder joints and shoddy wiring, also make sure your vol./tone knobs are nice and tight because if they are loose they will spin around and pop off wires like crazy sorry I cant help you more.
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#4
could be the cord and yeah chech the output jack and the knobs take off the pickguard if you have one and look for disconnected wires
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#5
i had a similar problem (i was blaming my inline tuner) turned out i had damaged my $40 OFC cable with my stool leg. HHHHHHmmmmmmmmmmmm
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#6
There are high probabilities that the soldering isnt perfect or the jack had malfunctioned, but i doubt that its broken. Maybe after the solder isnt properly connected or heated. 1st thing you should do before buying new stuffs is check the easy parts 1st. Check:
1) ur amps, if you have another guitar lying around test it
2) ur cable(s)
3) the solder jobs and all its connections
4) the output jack's connection
5) volume pot(s)

*if its the same music store, then you're better off doing everything urself, clearly that that isnt working at all...
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#8
hmm, been bz with exams.... still havent finished though
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#10
Is a good guitar. Cos **** ones tend to fall to bits after a while. Also the cables brake sometimes aswell. Better just buyin urself a decent guitar. Get an epiphone les paul.
#11
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Is a good guitar. Cos **** ones tend to fall to bits after a while. Also the cables brake sometimes aswell. Better just buyin urself a decent guitar. Get an epiphone les paul.


not all epi les pauls are great aswell
#12
are u hand tightening a loose input jack???


if u tighten the nut on Any input jack, without also holding it from the inside, ull spin the jack and rip off the same two wires. (over and over)

if it gets loose all the time, u can use a gripped washer to keep it tight.

*also check ur cable like said.
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#13
just buy a new guitar. SHops rip you off repairing it and youll probably end up paying the same amount in the long run as you would for a better guitar that wont have problems as much
#14
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just buy a new guitar. SHops rip you off repairing it and youll probably end up paying the same amount in the long run as you would for a better guitar that wont have problems as much


not everyone can afford a new guitar
#15
plus a new jack is about $2.

a soldering iron is about $8.
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#16
and a burn on your finger by accidentally touching the hot part of the soldering iron is priceless
#17
^ not if you have super hard callouses or however u spell it
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#18
not if you happen to be a right handed guitarist and touch a soldering iron with your right hand
#19
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and a burn on your finger by accidentally touching the hot part of the soldering iron is priceless


I actually grabbed the bottom bit of the soldering iron when soldering.
I actually heard my skin crackle and it ended up blistered.
That was a good day.
If the repair shop did a decent job of it will probably just be your cable. Also check any patch cables/the cable from effects going into your amp. Maybe even your amp. Check the amp input jack etc. check to see if the speakers are properly connected. I wouldn't reccomend opening it up yourself though if it's a tube amp.
#20
well im doing some soldering during the holidays but im afraid of burning myself cos i got quite a few performances like 2 weeks after the holidays
#21
come on its not that tough.
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#22
nah, cos im doing classical songs and all it is fingerpicking so yeah my teacher would go nuts