#1
Strange problem with my guitar. The active EMG I have in the bridge sounds like the battery is dead (even though the battery is brand new), but the EMG in the neck still sounds great. At first I thought it was the wiring but it all seems ok, no broken wires or anything. Anyone know what the problem might be, could the pickup itself actually be broken?
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#3
Yes, it is really close to the strings. And yesterday everything was working fine and I haven't changed the pickup height since then.
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#4
Which EMG pickups are we talking about (81, 85, 60, etc...)?
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#5
81 in the bridge, 85 in the neck. The 85 still works great, but the 81 sounds like crap now.
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#6
are you sure you don't mean 81 in the neck and 85 in the bridge?
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#7
Quote by Dardarian
81 in the bridge, 85 in the neck. The 85 still works great, but the 81 sounds like crap now.


If only one pickup isn't working, it's gotta be your wiring, specifically the red ones that go to the battery. Re-solder the spot where the red wires connect just to be sure. If that isn't it, it might be an issue with the pickup itself.
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#8
^ Word.
我会关闭我的耳朵,和我的心; 我会变成一个石头
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#9
Is the battery insulated (IE covered in foam and/or electrical tape?) It's very possible it's metal case is touching the pickups lead or volume pot and causing it to partially ground out.
#10
Quote by CJRocker
Is the battery insulated (IE covered in foam and/or electrical tape?) It's very possible it's metal case is touching the pickups lead or volume pot and causing it to partially ground out.


The battery is in a different compartment, not touching anything.
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#11
So I finally found out what the problem was. It turned out that the new battery I put in a couple of days ago was a rechargeble battery that ofcourse had to be charged before use, so it was practically empty. With the little bit of juice it had it powered both pickups for the first couple of days and after that it only had power left for the neck pickup I guess. Such a stupid mistake to make, I'll be sure to read the package before changed batteries again Thanks for all the replies anyway, I appreciate the effort!
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#12
Interesting and educational
我会关闭我的耳朵,和我的心; 我会变成一个石头
"I will close my ears and my heart and I will be a stone"