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Stratocaster Middle Pick-Up not working!

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(@hama33)
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Hi all,
Recently when i was at band practice i noticed that the middle pickup on my guitar wasnt working. It was working very recently before that and it was just sitting in my room so i dont know what could have caused it, maybe a bang on the way to practice (it was in the boot in the fender case)..
The bridge pickup works fine. When i select bridge and middle i can only hear bridge. *Just middle selected is silent*. Middle and bridge i can only hear bridge and when bridge is selected i can hear bridge fine.

Ill probably bring it to a guitar repairman soon but does anyone have an idea what the problem is before i do?

Thanks alot!!


   
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(@greybeard)
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Could be dirt on the switch or a wire that's come loose.

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(@moonrider)
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Hi all,
Recently when i was at band practice i noticed that the middle pickup on my guitar wasnt working. It was working very recently before that and it was just sitting in my room so i dont know what could have caused it, maybe a bang on the way to practice (it was in the boot in the fender case)..
The bridge pickup works fine. When i select bridge and middle i can only hear bridge. *Just middle selected is silent*. Middle and bridge i can only hear bridge and when bridge is selected i can hear bridge fine.

Ill probably bring it to a guitar repairman soon but does anyone have an idea what the problem is before i do?

Thanks alot!!

In order of probability
bad switch
loose wire
bad pickup

If you have basic soldering skills, you can buy a pre-wired pickguard from Guitar Fetish or somewhere similar and just swap the whole assembly out. That way you'll upgrade the pickups, switch and pots in one fell swoop, and spend less money.

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