#1
I recently bought a ESP LTD EC-500 suited with 2 EMGs. I dont know much about them but i do know they are set to active and use batteries.

One time while playing the sound died on me. I flicked the toggle switch to the bridge pick up ( i was using neck) and sound came in the bridge position. I wnt back to the neck position and after a few seconds it worked again. This has been happening alot recently. The sound just died when i play on the neck pickup but still goes when i switch to bridge. At first i thought it was the batterys so i changed it with a brand new one. The same thing still happens. Sometimes when it dies i flick it up and down a few times and wait a few seconds then the sound kicks back in the neck pickup.

Is this because of wiring or something done wrong? Im pretty sure its not the batterys because I changed them.

#2
sounds like a wiring issue, make cure everything is sauldered properly
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#3
The most likely culprit is the switch. Try cleaning it or replacing it.
#4
how would i go about checking if theres a problem with the EMGs?
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#5
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how would i go about checking if theres a problem with the EMGs?


check everything else first. if there isnt any problem with any of that, then its the pickups
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#6
Other than tracing wiring there is little that you can do unless you know electronics. You could take it to a tech. They can check everything with an volt meter (ohm meter?) I'd put money on it being the switch and not the pickups.
#8
1 question though if it's the switch then would the sound still die in the middle of playing in the neck pickup mode?
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#9
Quote by N1ck0
1 question though if it's the switch then would the sound still die in the middle of playing in the neck pickup mode?


Its possible. I had a Washburn that had a screwy switch that did stuff like what you're describing. Contact cleaner helped for awhile, but I ended up replacing it
#10
id say its the switch because when you switch it theres a little connecter thing and sometimes it gets dirty or some greasey guy put it together and left some grease on the wiring or something its going to be something that you couldnt have helped and hopefully the store will know that
#11
if it's not completely cutting off then it's a dirty switch, dying battery or a detached wire that keeps bouncing on and off the lug, happened to my les paul, eventually the wire just moved so much that there was no sound and i simply re soldered, check for any disconnected wires
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