#1
Hello, I have a Jackson DKMGT Dinky. It's been a great guitar up until a week ago. All of a sudden, I found when playing it the distortion is always slightly on. I figured this was my effects pedal so I switched to a different one. The problem remained. I figured the problem was my amp, but I switched guitars and the problem was gone. The extra distortion only occurs on my Jackson. It makes it impossible to play, I cannot even access a clean channel and the distorted channels sound like crap. So, my question is 'How can I fix this?' Has anyone heard of this before? And if so, how can I fix it? Will I have to bring it into the store for service.
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#3
I opened up the cover for the jack imput and looked at the cables there. They all seemed to be in somewhat good condition, I think. Nothing really looked out of the ordinary.
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#4
Active pickups? If so change the battery, if not check the wiring and the input jack.
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#5
I had something similar happen about 3 months ago. The input jack had a loose wire. If this is the case you can do a home repair if you can solder properly. I just brought it to the local music store, and they fixed it for maybe $15
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#6
Quote by Matt in Jerzey
Active pickups? If so change the battery, if not check the wiring and the input jack.
This could be it. I think I have EMG 81 and 85. How do I change the battery?
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#7
there should be a battery compartment in the back, pop it open and replace it with a fresh new 9v battery, if there is no seperate battery compartment, then its in the electronic cavity...
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#8
you are a genious! That must be it! Theres a battery in it. Know of any common household things that I can steal a 9V from? :P
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#10
a smoke detector (bad idea) or maybe a pedal you dont use anymore.

edit: Theyre pretty expensive, but I just recommend buying a 2 pack for $5, theyll last you for a good couple months.
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edit: Theyre pretty expensive, but I just recommend buying a 2 pack for $5, theyll last you for a good couple months.


EMG's are rated for thousands of hours playtime without changing battery. You should be getting WAY more than a couple months.

Also, the battery drains whenever the guitar cord is plugged in, regardless of if you're playing or not. Are you leaving the guitar plugged in when you're not playing? This will drain your battery pretty fast.