Today i decided to fix my guitar which has been sitting around for a good while. After putting new strings on, i decided to tune, but to to tune i have to plug in, and there was no sound. Thinking its a patchcord or something, i plug in my other guitar and it works fine. So i try changing the battery in my non working one, and still nothing. I checked the electronics for a broken lead or something and no luck.

Note: the battery i took out was on the verge of exploding(bottom bulging out)
Last edited by brandon-berti at Nov 5, 2007,
make sure the volume knob on your guitar is all the way up. this has happened to me and then i realized it was all the way down hahaha
you might have alittle bit of rubarb in there, mabee want to clean out rubarb.
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Check your input. Sometimes my unscrewed some and it ****ed up because the cord coul;dn't get the electrical feed. Check and make sure it's tight.
Make sure the quick connect things are tight.

EDIT: Also make sure your battery didn't leak. The bulging though is not uncommon; you see it in car batteries a lot actually.
Yes, from what i can tell all the wiring is clean and connected, i was thinking that somehow, my battery surged or something, maybe killing a pickup or switch/pot? can this happen?
are the quick connects on upside down?
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After some more tinkering, i found that it works, but sounds horrible if its plugged in about 1/2 to 3/4 in
maybe a new input jack?
Unscrew out the EMG's, make sure the wire is plugged into the back of the EMG correctly. I think its a 3 tong wire.
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No seriously if you have a voltage checker make sure you didn't short anything out.

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After some more tinkering, i found that it works, but sounds horrible if its plugged in about 1/2 to 3/4 in
maybe a new input jack?

This is generally indicative of the EMGs being wired backwards at the pickup.
Pop 'em out and see.
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The same thing happened to me when I first wired mine. It was on an Ibanex DTX, so they were in pretty tight. The battery was touching some other wires, so I put some foam around the battery. Try doing that or using something else that doesn't conduct electricity.
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Make sure that the wires connecting the battery to the rest of the circuit is on properly.
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there is no way that you pickup died,that is very ****in rear if not impossible.You must have checked something wrong when you were checking the wires.

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