I installed the EMG 81/85 set into my guitar a while back and it worked great. However, after some time the neck pickup started malfunctioning. At first, the volume would drop very low, but a few quick toggles on the pickup switch would fix it. Now the same thing happens, but the only remedy is to strike the strings very hard. The sound returns, but cuts out after a bit of playing. Only the neck pickup has this problem, the bridge pickup has never done this. I just rewired the pickups again today, but there was no change. Does anyone have any suggestions on what the problem might be and what I might be able to try? Thanks in advance.
Last edited by JaYB06 at May 3, 2008,
you could have a blown speaker
I'm 100% sure the problem is in the guitar. I have played this guitar on several amplifiers and I get the same result.
Check your switch wire connections, and change your battery
Change the battery.
It's not the battery
Bad ground/connection maybe.. And the knocking force of the switch or vibration from the strings is making the connection come back...
sounds like your switch is dodgy. Try spraying some contact cleaner on the contact pads, or get a new switch to try.
Could be a bad solder point. Re-solder it and see if it works now.