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Epi Thunderbird has little power

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bassmatt4792, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Just took my Epiphone Thunderbird off the rack for the first time in months. Plugged her in, and there was an awful, quiet, thin, sound with zero b***s. All of the wiring seems to be intact still. Nothing is out of the ordinary. The jack "tab" thing (where the jack makes contact with the cable end) had some strange coating that looks like it accumulated there over time, but I rubbed most of that off with my finger. And yes, my whole rig works fine. Please! Any solutions?!?!

  2. Anybody? Please help!

  3. droppedurpocket


    Nov 11, 2011
    Plano, TX
    Active? Check your battery.
  4. Nope, passive :p
  5. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Maybe your jack has oxidized, for some reason - bad plating?
    I would spray some deoxit on a plug, and do "the old in-out, in-out" a dozen times.

    If that fails, you can replace the jack in about 2 minutes, for a dollar.
  6. stiles72


    Mar 20, 2009
    Albany IL
    Maybe you have a jack wire disconnected.

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