hey..whats it mean when theres no sound comin from my guitar? it worked fine one day,the next day i plug it in and nothing. ive messed around with every moving knob and switch on it but still no sound. any ideas?
Welcome to GN,
Could you tell that it's the guitar and not the Amp? (assuming you have an amp)
Is there a light on the amp? Is the amp plugged in? Push the instrument cable in ALL the way.
make sure the cord is firmly plugged into the guitar and amp.
check the fuse on the amp. sometimes they die.
the cord could have a broken connection inside. can you unscrew the ends to reveal the wires and solder connections?
are you plugged into a surge protector or multi strip electric thingy...make sure the switch is on or off default.
is the volume knob working on the guitar and/or amp. sometimes the tiny set screw comes loose and the knob spins on the shaft.
I cannot think of anything else. maybe a broken wire inside the guitar. open that up and follow the wires.
For some reason my Dean has it. It seems to be something in the input jack that's not always connecting. Anyway, there could be a billion things. Take it to a musicshop and just try all the possibilies if you don';t have a spare guitar, amp and cable around.
Instrument cables fail more often than anything else in my experience. Most players end up with a good pile of cables with knots tied in them to differentiate then from the good ones. (Don't want to throw them away without saving the plugs for making new cables.)
"A cheerful heart is good medicine."
its not the cable or the amp cuz they work with my other guitars. pretty sure something inside the guitar is broken. im tempted to take it apart and have a look but i dont wanna make things worse...its my favorite guitar.im gonna get it looked at this weekend. thanks though ,i appreciate the replies.
A few days after I bought my guitar/amp starter kit, I got home from work, plugged everything in and... no sound. I checked everything, replugged, turned every dial and still no sound. It was working fine the day before.
Then I noticed that I had plugged the guitar into the headphone jack!!
I quickly took the cable out and plugged into the input. It scared me half to death, all the dials were on 10 (including gain) when I did this and the guitar was right infront of the amp, the feedback was shocking.
i still plug it into the headphone jack sometimes and have 3 seconds of confused anger before i realize it. well i took the guitar apart and fixed it. the wire was off the jack on the inside,thats it.guitars are unusually simple things once you take a look at the inside.
It's always nice when you don't have to pay somebody so fix something. Hope it stays fixed for you! :D
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