First Foray into wiring = Failed

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Strongjag, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Strongjag


    Aug 14, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Beards.
    Well, as the title says, just got an old jazz body all wired up, followed the tutorials, just threw the neck on and bam. No sound. Nothing. Argh.

    Gonna post pictures up soon, any advice?
  2. slyjoe

    slyjoe Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    Valley of the Sun (AZ)
    Did you put any strings on?

    Just kidding. We would probably need to see what wiring diagram you used before we could offer any troubleshooting tips. The first general things are:

    Do you have and know how to use a multimeter? This is needed to check connections and for shorts.
    Do you know the pickups were good?

    Absolutely no sound general means a short to ground, or no connection to the output jack.

    Also, this may get more attention in the pickups and electronics forum.
  3. Matt R.

    Matt R.

    Jul 18, 2007
    Huntsville AL

    It ain't got no gas