help me! Pickups dead

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  1. 9M2E

    9M2E Supporting Member

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    So i changed the picguard on my black top pbass with out touching anything else, didnt move the pots or anything and now it doesnt work. The pickups barley produce sound and when pluged in. If i knock on the body its loud through the amp but barley any sound from the pickups..i dont get it..
     
  2. ssabass

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    Provide pics, that might help. On my Fender P, the pots and jack are attached to the pickguard, so you have to remove them and install them onto the new pickguard. If you've done that, you may have pulled one of the soldered connection off by accident.
     
  3. 9M2E

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    Will do asap...
     
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    Will do asap..
     
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  6. 9M2E

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    Had to down load the app..
     

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  7. 9M2E

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    More ..
     

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    Hope this jelps
     

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  9. 9M2E

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    So it seems to work when i touch the pots with my hand but even then its still noisy and all the wiring appears to be in order ... grounds are solid or so they seem to be unless im missing somthing .. if anything else is needed to assist please let me know
     
  10. schecter5string

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    Maybe you pulled the ground wire under the bridge loose?
     
  11. Jay2U

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    A loose bridge ground wire may give some extra hum, but shouldn't decrease the output. The pots in the pics look okay to me. What we don't see, is the wiring to the output socket. This could be loose or shorted. I guess the wires from the pickups are okay.
     
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    Check the grounds, all of them
     
  14. 9M2E

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    This is exactly where the ground wire was when i removed the bridge.
     

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  15. 9M2E

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    The ground in the control cavity
     

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  16. 9M2E

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    The input jack
     

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  17. 9M2E

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    Neck pickup pot
     

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  18. 9M2E

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    Bridge pickup pot
     

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  19. 9M2E

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    Tone pot
     

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  20. NYCbassist

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    Try plugging up with the scratch guard off. that way you can wiggle wires around gently to test.
     
  21. 9M2E

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    Ny....i did that...thats when i discovered my fingers on the pots produced sound
     

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