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wats wrong with my guitar? :(

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(@simonhome-co-uk)
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Hey,
So the problem is this. I play bridge pickup - fine. I switch to neck pickup and then 9 times outta 10 the output from it is really weak. So much so that when Im playing with full distortion, it sounds like a clean channel! And when it is a channel you can hardly hear it. If I flick the switch back n fourth a few times it eventually sound off just fine...So whats the problem here? :cry:


   
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(@prndl)
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It sounds like the switch needs to be replaced.

There might be some dirt or rust built up on one of the contacts. You could try rapidly flipping the switch a bunch of times or spraying cleaner on it, but the best way is to get a good quality replacement.

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(@maiibuss)
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id say replace the switch too, if its an epiphone , theyre notorious for that.


   
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(@simonhome-co-uk)
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Thing is the sound doesnt totally cut out. I woulda thought if there was something wrong with the switch the sound would totally cut out not just weaken...But then thats only my totally uninformed guess.
I sure hope i wrong...pickups aint cheap. Am i wrong in my assumption?


   
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(@ricochet)
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Check for "cold" solder joints in the connections to that pickup, too.

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(@simonhome-co-uk)
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Ok, iv sorted it now. it was a simple case of getting the dust outta the electronics around the switch. Thx guys


   
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