my new build contains a pair of emg's (61 on neck and 81 on bridge). So far only the neck pickup is working. After playing it for a while ive noticed the sound quality is not what i hoped it could be. when playing clean it sounds very crackly and at times... not clean. as for the distortion sound, i like the stock pickups from my epiphone les paul special edition two better. my general question is am i stuck with this? or will this be fixed when my other pickup is working? or is this just crappy circuitry wiring job?
Are all of your solder joints clean? Are two wires touching that shouldn't be? cause these could also be problems along with the ones stated above.