#1
Hey guys,

I just bought a Parkwood acoustic electric. It comes with Fishman Prefix Premium Plus pickups. I tried plugging the guitar into an amp and I couldn't get anything out of it. I switched cords and still the same response, no sound. The amps and cables don't seem to be the problem though as they work fine for my electric.

I think it's a problem with the pickups but I'm not sure. It might be a dead battery, I'm guessing. But I'm not a 100% sure about that 'cause I just bought it. Also, I'm not sure how to change a battery on an acoustic electric as I've never owned one. I also think the pickup is a soundboard transducer, but I'm not sure.

Advice please?

- AboveTheBridge
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#2
Quote by AboveTheBridge
Hey guys,

I just bought a Parkwood acoustic electric. It comes with Fishman Prefix Premium Plus pickups. I tried plugging the guitar into an amp and I couldn't get anything out of it. I switched cords and still the same response, no sound. The amps and cables don't seem to be the problem though as they work fine for my electric.

I think it's a problem with the pickups but I'm not sure. It might be a dead battery, I'm guessing. But I'm not a 100% sure about that 'cause I just bought it. Also, I'm not sure how to change a battery on an acoustic electric as I've never owned one. I also think the pickup is a soundboard transducer, but I'm not sure.

Advice please?

- AboveTheBridge


here's a few things to try:
- check battery
- check all wire connections
- check amp: is it on? is the volume up? (you'd be surprised how often that happens)
- check onboard electronics: is the volume up? is there a separate button that bypasses the signal to an onboard tuner?

other than that, i cant think of anything else right now. if all else fails, take it back to where you bought it and ask to have it checked out.
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#3
This is probably a stupid question but... How do I check the battery? I can't seem to find one... I also don't know what type of battery the pickup uses.

I've checked the wire connection, amp (Volume level), and the onboard electronics.

Thanks though!

- AboveTheBridge
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#4
Look at the pre-amp, near the volume/tone controls. There should be a small latch that you depress which will open the pre-amp. The battery will be mounted to the backside of that. It takes one 9V.
#5
It would also help to look at the manual, which should've come with your new guitar or can be found with a simple Google search.
#6
Quote by LeftyDave
Look at the pre-amp, near the volume/tone controls. There should be a small latch that you depress which will open the pre-amp. The battery will be mounted to the backside of that. It takes one 9V.
Doh *Bonks head*

Thanks man . I feel so stupid now.
Quote by TokyoNeko
It would also help to look at the manual, which should've come with your new guitar or can be found with a simple Google search.
Strangely, I looked it up on the official site, and it's not there... Well the acoustic is, but not the acoustic electric...
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#8
very nice guitar.. great! hope you'll fix it soon..
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