#1
i have a peavey predator, and a green wire that is connected from the volume pot to something else came loose from the something else, and now the guitar won't work. does anybody know where this wire connects to? i now have pics
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#3
Look for another wire that is disconected. If you cant find one then look at the volume or tone pots to see if it came off of there. I dont know how it is on your guitar but on my LP green is the ground wire (which means that it would go to the shell of the pot).
#4
i'm going to try and get a picture, but i need to find my camera... hold on
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#5
i couldn't get a picture, but i looked again, and the green wire is connected to the same place a small white wire is on the volume pot, and there's also a small white wire on the tone pot, so i'm going to guess it goes there... can anybody confirm this?
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#6
can you draw a paint image of it? The colors are going to be irrelevant because they are arbitrary and are not the same between any two guitars (same make or otherwise). Is the wire connected to a lug on the pot or the actual outer shell?
#7
the wire is connected to the outer shell in the same place the small white wire is, then the white wire is connected to one of the lugs

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#8
So the loose wire is soldered on the volume knob ?

Its just a ground wire, find out were it comes from, just search of any part that is not grounded and conncet it there.
#9
Looks like it either could go to the jack sleeve or to the bridge ground. What type of guitar do you have, strat, les paul?
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#11
There is already a wire going to the jack sleeve and the bridge ground is fine...
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#12
anybody? seriously, i need help...
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#13
Is there a wire going to the trem claw?

If not, solder the wire there. If it can reach.

If there already is, solder that wire to the back of the tone pot.
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#14
just solder it onto the back? does it matter where?
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#15
Where the other wires are soldered to the back of the tone pot.
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#16
It looks like its from the output jack.
Unscrew the output jack and look if it has 2 wires connected to it.
If not take a pic of it and we will say were it goes.
Its probably the ground wire from the output jack.
Nevermind everything , just look at the output jack : http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/schematics/h_2stks4_1v_2t_5w.html

Im sure it is the ground wire from your output jack
#17
yeah, i think it came from the output jack... that schematic shows 2 wires connected, and there's only one... i just need help figuring out exactly where and how it goes on
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#18
Yeah, its an output jack wire. Just find the ;ug on the jack that lookds like its been soldered before and resolder it to it, and see if that works.
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#19
i looked at the lugs and i can't tell... i plugged it up, and then touched the wire to both lugs, and nothing happened... does it have to be soldered on?

also, the other wire connected to the jack is soldered directly onto one lug, and connected to the other one by a small, white wire, if that helps at all
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#20
Its the longest of the two lugs you got. It's called the sleeve, it's for grounding.
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#21
that's the one connected to the silver ring in the middle, right? neither of them is obviously longer than the other
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#22
Could you take a better picture? In that I only see the tip, and I don't see what wires that go to it...



Here you got a good picture of a jack. You want to solder your wire to the sleeve.
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#23
yeah, i'll try, hold on

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#24
That wire's already connected. The inner wire is soldered to the hot on the output, and the strands around the inner wire are soldered to the ground on the output.
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#25
^True that


Another option would be that your wire has came loose from one of your pickups, most likely a humbucker. Check your pickups, how many wires comes out from them?
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#26
okay, i looked, and there are 2 wires coming out from where the wires from the humbuckers are supposed to come out (i only have 2 Pups, both Humbuckers)
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#27
Yeah , in that case definatly check the pickups.
On all the HBs i have seen theres a green and a red wire.
#28
damn... i don't want to take my strings off

oh well... i don't like these strings anyways... how many wires should come from each Pup?
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#29
There's probably two inner wires inside the outer wire, much like the wire/s going to the output.
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#30
i'm really aggravated with this damn thing, so i'm just going to take it to a tech to get it fixed, but thanks for all the help
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