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07 Les Paul Special Faded DC wiring issue

skylar

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Feb 5, 2020
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Hey everyone I've been trying to find some info on why my guitar could be doing this and I figured someone here may know the answer.
When I have the neck pickup selected I have to make sure the volume and tone knobs for the bridge pickup are all the way up because for some reason they control the neck as if the switch was in middle position. So if I have the neck pickup selected a d turn the bridge volume down all the way, no sound comes out. From looking at diagrams It seems to me that the wiring is fine but as I'm new to this I may be missing something. Any ideas?
 

somebodyelseuk

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Hmm?
My first instinct is to check for a dry solder joint between the tag and case on the neck volume pot - the tag that is bent over.
After that usual things - look for shorts and iffy solder joints with a meter.
 

Wally

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Well, someth8ng is not right there because that is not the way it should work. Accept what you are hearing….
got a tech? Got pics???
 

skylar

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Well, someth8ng is not right there because that is not the way it should work. Accept what you are hearing….
got a tech? Got pics???
Ended up figuring it out. The right angle switch didn't have enough force to move the prongs away from the contacts, so when I had the neck pickup selected it was really in the middle position still
 
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