#1
OK. So i have a BC Rich Mockingbird and recently it has been sounding like ****. I use a boss mt-2 and whenever that is on it sounds like the tone knob is stuck on zero and there is almost no gain and whenever it is off, the cleans are almost too quiet to hear.

I think the problem might have somethin to do with the tone knob because turning it has no effect on the sound and a couple of days ago I knocked it so it became slightly loose.

I'd be very grateful if someone could tell me what the problem is and how i could fix it.

Thanks in advance.
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#2
Check the wiring inside, you probably had twisted the pot, thus breaking the solder job.
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#3
hmmm. so just take off the back panel and check to see if any of the wires are loose?
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#4
yeah, actual thing you'd need to see is "disconnected" wire(s).
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#5
nope. there doesnt appear to be any disconnected wires on any of the pots. is there anything else it could be? or should I just resolder the whole thing?
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#6
If it aint broken, dont fix it. Have you checked your EQ? amp?
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#7
play the guitar plugged into the amp without the mt-2 in the chain check to see if everything is normal. now plug in the mt-2 and see the difference
#9
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If it aint broken, dont fix it. Have you checked your EQ? amp?


i have played it through 3 amps. The AVT at a practise room, a different AVT at a gig last night and through my amp at home this morning. Sounds equally as **** through all 3.

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play the guitar plugged into the amp without the mt-2 in the chain check to see if everything is normal. now plug in the mt-2 and see the difference


without the MT it sounds normal but VERY quiet. i have to turn it up about half way to get it audible and usually it is a very loud amp.

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Ah, may be the battery


If only it was that simple . i use a power supply
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#10
If it aint that, it may be your volume/tone pot making all the fuss. One more thing, check for splitted rubber insulator in your electronics compartment, also check for small wires that may overconnect to the thing that it isnt supposed to.
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#12
ok.

Theres a red and blue wire that come from a hole which im guessing leads to the pickups.

The blue goes from the bridge pup volume pot to the pickup selector to the neck pickup volume pot.

The red wire goes to the neck pup volume control. There is also another red wire going from the pickup selector to the tone knob. Then there is a gray wire goin to the input jack.

All the wires are soldered to what there attached to in 2 places.

If you understand any of that is it correct? Im sure you have guessed im not a huge electronics expert.

If thats all correct then im pretty sure it has nothin to do with wires being disconnected or connected to things they shouldnt be.

Is replacing a pot as simple as soldering it in all the same places and then just screwing it back in?
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#13
Yeh, replacing the pot is simple. Im not sure i understand your electronics explaination completely but if its intact, then it fine i guess. Pictures?
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#14
sadly no pictures. i have a digital camera but its at my dads.

ill probably take into the music shop on monday and see about getting a new pot. if the 2 volume pots work fine theres no need to replace them right?

cheers alot for your help guys
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sadly no pictures. i have a digital camera but its at my dads.

ill probably take into the music shop on monday and see about getting a new pot. if the 2 volume pots work fine theres no need to replace them right?

cheers alot for your help guys

Like i said, if it aint broken dont fix it. But if you store is kind enough to do them all with a fairly reasonable price, then you may. Personally i'd just buy some 500K/250K pots and solder them myself.
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#16
maybe you have a bad guitar cable? LoL it might be a nuissance, but try plugging ur guitar into your patch cable
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#17
Maybe the fact you have a BC Rich? Sorry, but anyway, yeah listen to mad and 'Phil', they are electro-nerds.
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