I have a Gibson Melody Maker, one humbucking pickup, one volume, one tone control. It was working great and then all of a sudden no sound. I have an identical guitar so I compared the wiring and they look exactly alike. I can see no problems. This is a fairly new guitar. How do I narrow down the problem? Is it the pickup or one of the controls etc.
that happened to mine before bring it to a shop (music shop)
Did you wiggle all of the controls around a bit? Sometime mine seem to catch in one spot where the signal just disappears. This happens especially with my pickup selector on my SG, though I know you don't have one of those.
did you take off the output jack?
I'm not calling you an idiot, but you're sure it's not the amp or cables right?
like asked, make sure both wires are connected.
I checked all the cables etc., I'm sure it's not that. I can switch from one guitar to the other. One works, the other doesn't. All the wires are well soldered, everything looks identical inside. I've had it apart twice now and wiggled everything. It all seems to check out. Still no sound.
volume pot problem, switch problem, wire that looks connected but isnt.