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Pre-wired EMG issue.

 
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smoss469



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:58 am    Post subject: Pre-wired EMG issue. Reply with quote

I installed a set of EMG's in my Washburn, everything was pre-wired up and I've got sound everywhere, but for some reason the bridge tone control doesn't do anything. The neck works, both volumes work, the pickup selector works, but the bridge tone... nada.

I don't see any bad or loose connections in there, if there was a bad connection would there even be sound at all on that pickup?
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Heavy Air



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pickup would still work even if the tone wasn't doing anything.

Can you take a photo of the wiring so we can have a gander?
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smoss469



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try to get 1 when I get home, however I have a 2nd set of pots that were included. They're long shaft but I can drop them in and see if that fixes it.

It's odd. They sound like they should on the clean channel, but sound very.. woofy on the OD channel. But, and there's always a but, they sound like they should on the clean channel through a Tim OD.
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Structo



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you bend the third tone pot lug to the case and solder it?
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smoss469



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There wasn't any soldering required. I'll check that out though and see. They were already grounded when I got them.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were wired up according to the EMG website. I took everything out, put it back in. It's working fine now. Sounds better on the OD channel of the amp as well, like it should.

No idea what was going on.
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