#1
I posted a thread a little while ago about a problem with my amp cutting out and i had some possible solutions but im a little new to guitars and don't know what the terms were.

I noticed a loose wire when taking my guitar apart to paint it and ever since, had problems with output. From what i heard, its the 'Earth wire'. Where does that connect to? One end is on the back of the guitar, where the springs hook on, the other end is shooting through the body and unattatched.

Also, whenever I touch the volume control, it affects the cutting of the output. In the video, that's what I'm doing, fiddling with the knob. PLEASE help!

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJrbgp08S60

Pictures:

http://usera.imagecave.com/fuocolives/IMG_0001.JPG

(same as above but with wire pointed out)
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http://usera.imagecave.com/fuocolives/IMG_0002.JPG

http://usera.imagecave.com/fuocolives/IMG_0003.JPG

http://usera.imagecave.com/fuocolives/IMG_0004.JPG

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#2
ground wire probably runs to the trem cavity, connected to a metal bar, meant to stop excess hum.

look for a routed cavity to the back of the guitar, releaved after the back cover is off.


in addition a wire running to the guitar's output jack might be loose, causing a problem.


flip the guitar over, take off the back plate, and see if there is a wire conntected to a metal bar that's attached to the springs, if not then look for the little solder weld bit, probably still attached to the guitar in that spot. that's where the wire goes.
Jenneh

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Last edited by jj1565 at Apr 28, 2008,
#4
ok so that wire is there, and runs to the front and there it's not attached to anything?


what im saying, is that it's hard to see from ur first pics, where that wire is connected to on one side, and where it's loose.

usually you'll find that ground or earth wires, touch all parts (to ground them) and then collect on one spot like the back of the volume pot in a pool of solder.


also, check that output jack connection.
Jenneh

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