#1
So last night my buddy gave me a guitar. It needs some work but it was free so no complaints. Anyways, when I plug in it wont play. I hear it trying to and I think I got it to work when it way laying flat on its back ( I'm not sure though as I was very drunk). Also I cant find this guitar anywhere on the web so if someone could help me there as well that would be great.

Pictures are too large so I will have to describe it... Its a lotus. Strat body. When I opened the input jack it all looked connected (I think so anyways, I'm not sure what its supposed to look like). There was one wire that split to attach to the jack at the top and to another section under it that appears to be some sort of ring? The back is opened up revealing the springs for the broken cheap trem arm and in the middle of them is a wire, black as apposed to the gray wire at the jack, that attaches to the thing that holds the springs in place. The thing that holds them in place has two screws (cant see the thread) that are going into the body toward the bolt on neck. What is the point of this wire?

If anyone can tell me what my problem might be from that horrible description that would be great. I will be around to give more info and to clear up anything that may be confusing.

It says Dimarzio on the bridge, is that a cheap brand like I assume?

EDIT: This is the most unhelpful UG has ever been! A whole hour and nobody, out of three thousand people, can answer a single on of my questions? Thanks a whole lot.
Last edited by red18420 at Aug 26, 2008,
#3
Pics would be nice. Dimarzio is famous for its passive pickups, I'm not sure if they make good bridges, I've never even heard of Dimarzio bridges.
#4
Dimarzio's are phenomenal pickups, but bridges? I don't think they make bridges.
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#5
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Dimarzio's are phenomenal pickups, but bridges? I don't think they make bridges.


Thats what it says.

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#6
When I opened the input jack it all looked connected (I think so anyways, I'm not sure what its supposed to look like). There was one wire that split to attach to the jack at the top and to another section under it that appears to be some sort of ring? The back is opened up revealing the springs for the broken cheap trem arm and in the middle of them is a wire, black as apposed to the gray wire at the jack, that attaches to the thing that holds the springs in place. The thing that holds them in place has two screws (cant see the thread) that are going into the body toward the bolt on neck. What is the point of this wire?

that's a ground wire. stops hum.

there should be two wires connected to the output jack. a black and a white.

the cavity where you found the wire runing to the trem is the trem cavity.
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