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post Jun 19 2009, 12:38 PM
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I own a mexican strat. When i have played on the neck pickup for about an hour or so, it suddenly dies!
No sound at all!! But the other pickups works. Then, if a disconnect the guitar and leave it for some hours, the sound
is back again.... It has happen three times in a row now. I've been playing guitar for about 35 years, and I never
experienced anything similar. Totally weird... I guess it has something to do with magnetism, but I can't figure out why?

Has anyone else experienced this ???

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post Jun 19 2009, 12:52 PM
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It could be a defective contact. Maybe one cable is not soldered on anymore. I have similar problem with my guitar and bridge pickup. My volume knob has a defective contact too. if its full turned up sometimes i have no sound at all from the pick up. Then i have to turning the knob a little and then it works again. Maybe something like that happend at your guitar too.



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post Jun 19 2009, 01:10 PM
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Probably soldering/contact issue.
Are you good with soldering?
If not you can take it to local music shop
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post Jun 19 2009, 07:03 PM
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It should be a minor electronic contact issue, as Muris said, anybody in the music store or you if you know to solder can fix it easily.


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post Jun 20 2009, 09:07 AM
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Thanx guy's, but it's not a contact issue, therefore I said it was spooky. I'm pretty good at electronics and had the problems You're referring to a lot of times with other guitars. I've pulled and pushed the cables with no difference, turned the knobs, messing with the switch - no matter what, the pickup is dead - but only after one hours playing.... If a leave the guitar for a while and then come back to play, then the pickup works.... Whats really strange here, is that if I switch cable, it works partially for some minutes and then dies again.... My own theory about this is:
a) A bad capacitor
cool.gif The wiring in the pickup itself, e.g when it gets magnetized by the strings, the magnetic field is reversed and therefore cannot output any sound.

The latter am I not sure about since I'm not good at magnetism, but a bad wiring in the pickup might be the problem anyhow....

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post Jun 20 2009, 09:58 AM
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That sounds a lot like a problem i have had with my neck pickup a while back. Check out this topic ..

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...&pid=233627



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post Jun 20 2009, 10:20 AM
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Thanx, this maybe be will be the issue, I will check it up.... Or replace the pickup...

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That sounds a lot like a problem i have had with my neck pickup a while back. Check out this topic ..

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...&pid=233627



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I actually had a break in the actual pup wire windings once on a brand new set too! Could be that I suppose....
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