added preamp but now rear jazz pickup wont work HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by brett7276, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. brett7276

    brett7276 Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Ok here is my situaiton...had a beater jazz with a set of coblalt noiseless pickups.. bough a cheap "Artec" preamp off of ebay (used these before with good results- basically a reverse engeneered chinese EMG pre) it has a blend pot with a soder in for the hot wires, from the pickups (1 each) and 1 connection for the ground- (twisted and soldered both wires together, soldered a lead wire from the two and into that in ( which is how I have done it previously) strangley now, I have no signal comming from my bridge pickup. When I turn the blend pot back to solo the bridge pickup nothing- soloed neck no problem have sound. Double checked to see if lead wires and ground were making connections and even resoldered all.. same problem. Tried messing with the jack- only got no signal at all- so pretty sure jack is right- ( and is stero) all other connectections appear to be making contact and well soldered. Pickups had no wires orginally but I added them following diagram. Red (or hot) wire is soldered on both pickups and the attachement closest to the neck black (or ground) is soldered at attachement closest to the bridge...reversing these caused loss of signal and a radio I think have those right...anybody have any idea?
  2. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    If you soldered the new leads directly to the pickups did you use a heat sink on the pickup coil wire? If not unsolder the pickup leads from the pots and see if you can read continuity throught the pickup with a multi meter if you have one. It sounds like you might have burned the coil open. If you can't read through the pickup it is open and unless you can find where it is open will need to be rewound.