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(@farmic)
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I am new to repairing and installing pickups on guitar. I recently got an EMG 85 and Dragonfire pick up(85 copy). I installed both of them on an old guitar. using the pots and jack that came with the emg pickup.

after soldering everything according to instruction (1 vol, 1 tone, 3 way toggle switch), it didn't really act normal.

It only has sound when i plug half of the cable into the jack. It doesn't have sound at all when the cable is fully plug in. And even though it has sound, the tone knob doesn't work, and the volume pot will work form 1-9, and when it is turned fully clockwise, it turns off the sound.

could anyone help? I have checked numerous times and it seems i have connected everything correctly. could it be the soldering job? (it is not perfect, but everything is connected)


   
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(@the-dali)
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Is that EMG active? If so, the circuits are likely to be imcompatible with the Dragonfire passive pup.

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(@farmic)
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the dragon fire seems to be active as well as it requires a battery to run it.


   
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(@kent_eh)
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It only has sound when i plug half of the cable into the jack. It doesn't have sound at all when the cable is fully plug in.
Is the jack on the guitar a 3 conductor jack (stereo jack)?
If so, you may have connected the output to the "ring" connection, instead of the "tip" connection.

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(@farmic)
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thanks for the replies, i found the problem. is now working perfectly fine.


   
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(@slejhamer)
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Tell us what was wrong; someone else might benefit from knowing.

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(@farmic)
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basically, if the braid of one of the pickups wasn't solder well, that situation will appear. (bad soldering job).


   
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