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Constant crackling output, Warwick Corvette STD

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by SN2351, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. SN2351


    May 19, 2008
    Hey, I apologise in advance if this is in the wrong area, but I wa hoping I could could get some help in diagnosing a problem I've been having.

    I have a Warwick Corvette 5 string standard (ash body, non german made model) and I have a problem with the electronics that I can't seem to understand. It outputs a constant low volume crackling sound as if you were moving the lead in a poorly made output jack, or if you were moving the pots on a cheap onboard active eq. :meh: I checked the output jack and had it serviced for such but it did not resolve the problem. From tooling around inside the cavity i noticed that it might have been a bad solder from the 9v to the active electronics. I could record a sound if it would help.

    What I'm asking, I guess, is if anyone viewing has had a similar problem, and if it's the electronics (MEC), the pickups, a faulty jack, or anything that would lead me to some kind of solution. I broke a cable soldering, from the afore tooling :D, so i'm deliberating whether or not to get it fixed during the service or just D.I.Y. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. WarwickOfficial


    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
    Sorry to hear you're having an issue. Your best bet is to have a competent technician inspect things. Its possible there is a cold-solder joint, or disconnected wire. Components are sensitive to heat, etc from a soldering iron, and if you've been "tooling" around inside the cavity, it may be good to get a check-up from a tech. Also, be sure you've got a fresh battery! Feel free to PM me clear photos of the cavity...I will assist you in any way possible. Thanks!

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