#1
I've recently started playing my old Epiphone G-400 again and am having serious wire problems. I installed an SD pickup in it years ago and now I'm having all sorts of problems.

First off, I had no volume at all from the bridge pup. I found a loose wire coming from a pot and fiddled with it until I got sound. I can ONLY get sound out of this pickup when this wire is in contact with the pickup selector prong. (Strange, since I thought the pickup was supposed to go straight to the pickup selector.) So I can get sound, but...

The volume switch for this bridge pickup is now basically just an on/off switch. It's like just having a 9 and a 10 volume knob. What's even stranger is the tone knob ONLY works when the volume is at 10. So if I set the tone to 0 and the volume to 3, it sounds like tone is on 10. Then, if I raise the volume to 10, the tone kicks in and it goes to 0. How weird is that?

I snapped a few photos...I'm going to upload them right now.

I know this is a long, boring thread... so I'll paypal $5 to anyone who can give me enough info to get my guitar working tonight. I've got plenty of solder and a 12 pack of beer...work with me here people.


-drew
#2
haha, i dont want your money but sounds to me like you need an SD wire schcematic.

did you say two tones, two vols and 2 h?

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=2h_2v_2t_3w
Jenneh

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#3
Quote by jj1565
haha, i dont want your money but sounds to me like you need an SD wire schcematic.


I just found one that looks semi similar to what I have. I'm debating locking myself in for the night and just redoing the whole thing.
#4
i edited in a schem above.

i think you've got a couple of loose wires. maybe a bad pot.
Jenneh

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Jenny needs to sow her wild oats with random Gibsons and Taylors she picks up in bars before she settles down with a PRS.


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#6
ok, i'll be checking back, dont drink too much or you'll solder ur hand to ur head.
Jenneh

Quote by TNfootballfan62
Jenny needs to sow her wild oats with random Gibsons and Taylors she picks up in bars before she settles down with a PRS.


Set up Questions? ...Q & A Thread

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#8
That diagram you linked was 300 times better than the garbage I was looking at. I fixed it. It's very satisfying doing this yourself when any store would have charged me $100. Thanks for your help.
#9
excellent
Jenneh

Quote by TNfootballfan62
Jenny needs to sow her wild oats with random Gibsons and Taylors she picks up in bars before she settles down with a PRS.


Set up Questions? ...Q & A Thread

Recognised by the Official EG/GG&A/GB&C WTLT Lists 2011