why does my pickup only work sometimes?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by awaywardson, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. awaywardson

    awaywardson Member

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    I have an Epiphone LP Std, all stock. here lately, the neck pickup only works sometimes... I replaced the toggle, and no change. one day it works, one day it doesn't. any ideas???
     
  2. Quarter

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    Once I had a pickup with a cold solder joint on the ground that would cutout intermittently.
     
  3. awaywardson

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    where's the ground?
     
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    how do i check the ground?
     
  5. Rosewood

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    Take the cover off and prob around the volume control while the guitar is plugged in to see if you can recreate the problem, could be the pot or wiring at the pot. If you can't find anything there then it's at the switch ( which you said you replaced )or the pickup connections at the coils themselves.
     

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