• New Sponsor: ShipNerd, Ship Your Gear with Us... for less! Click Here.

Fender Jaguar + Wrong power supply

TheBrain

Member
Messages
5
Hello to you all!

Tonight i accidently plugged a wrong power supply into my Hughes & Kettner pedal. It normally uses a 12v 700mA power supply but i plugged in a 15v 200mA (which normally sits in my portable vacuum cleaner) :bonk

As I cant seem to find the original power supply, I wonder if my pedal is now broken??. It didnt produce any output while plugged into the wrong power supply. The lights were on, though.

Another question i have is about my American Jaguar. The high e-string doesnt have as nice a vibrant sound as the other strings. It kinda sounds like theres something muting it (there isnt) and i dont know how to deal with it. Any other having similar problems?? (I cant quite describe it. im from Denmark, so i lack some knowledge in english bad-sounding-guitar-string-terminology) :)

Anyway, thanks for a nice forum
 

Last

Member
Messages
4,279
Doesn't look too good for your pedal. A higher voltage than required easily can toast diodes.

As for your Fender Jaguar, try lowering the bass side of your pickups while raising the treble side up.
 

TheBrain

Member
Messages
5
Thats not nice to hear :( i kinda hoped it was more tolerant to volts than mA's. Its pretty expensive stuff to fry for a student.

About the Jag, it has this sound unplugged as well... maybe its the string itself its a 0.9 or maybe the bridge...?
 

stinkfoot

Member
Messages
6,138
The Hughes & Kettner uses 12 volts AC, which works to your advantage in this case. That type of setup is much less sensitive (but not immune) to this type of mistake. And even though the voltage from the vacuum cleaner charger supply was higher (do you know if it was 15vAC or 15vDC?), the lower current capacity probably meant the supply got overwhelmed right off the bat. If there's any damage, it's more likely to happen to the vacuum cleaner supply than the H&K...

As for the Jaguar bridge, it sounds like the high e-string (or the bridge itself on that side) isn't properly seated, so it doesn't fully connect to the body. If you're using a .009 high E, that could well be the problem. Those guitars were made for much heavier strings, so it's possible it'd work much better with 10's or 11's.

/Andreas
 
Last edited:

triviani

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
2,789
Does the jag has the stock bridge?

You can try to change the saddle of the 6th string, or change the whole bridge for a Mustang one.

You have some interesting info here
And here
 

KagakuNinja

Member
Messages
358
My Jaguar was lacking sustain and had other problems, so I took it to a guitar guy. He pointed to this thing down by the bridge, and said "This is the mute", pushed it down and the guitar worked perfectly. I felt like a total moron...
 
Messages
2,068
The jaguar has a 24 inch scale...Definitely string with 11 guage MINIMUM strings...I use 12s on the jaguar, 11s on my JMs....I have friends who use 13 guage in the Jaguar...

It will sound like a toy with 9s, and 10s on it

and for the guy with the mute revelation, you aren't alone...Most Jaguar players take those things off as they are quite ridiculous
 

TheBrain

Member
Messages
5
Wauw Triviani, thanks for the links! I think im gonna try follow some of the advice before changing the bridge. I would like to win this battle against my bridge, i dont know, i tell myself its because im not doing it right and not because of a bad design. :)

Supersonic, have you and your friends replaced the bridge, or can you handle the original?

I have to go buy some 12 and 13, try out different options. Any recommendations on strings and setup?

Also i heard Jaguars once came with flatwounds. Any opionon on this?
 




Trending Topics

Top Bottom