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helo92
post Jan 4 2010, 03:08 AM
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I got a problem with the neck pickup on my Ibanez GRG170DXL
when I switch to my neck pickup I lose a lot of output
I recorded a sample where I play my bridge pickup first and then switch to my neck pickup wihtout changing any settings
I hope you can help me
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post Jan 4 2010, 05:09 AM
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does this normally happen or is this the first time?


do me a favor if you can, take a picture of your pick ups so i can see how they are adjusted


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post Jan 4 2010, 12:21 PM
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As Marc and Vic say, sounds like the height needs adjusting!
If you can, post a pic so we can see how they're sitting at the moment!
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post Jan 4 2010, 02:39 PM
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I have another take on it, if adjusting the height doesn't help i.e. There's alot of hum when you switch to the bad pu, perhaps it's badly soldered somewhere along the way. Assuming the Pu is alright in itself I'd start checking both the pu selector switch and the neck volume pot.

If you have a multimeter you can easily measure between points to find if there's somewhere the signal weakens. Then you have isolated the spot(s). If you don't have one, get one. Otherwise if a wire isn't visibly hanging by a thread it can be difficult to spot.


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post Jan 4 2010, 10:08 PM
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check the height of the pick up. The closer to the strings, the more gain you can get out of them.


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post Jan 5 2010, 01:15 AM
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QUOTE (Marc_Maiden @ Jan 4 2010, 06:09 AM) *
does this normally happen or is this the first time?


do me a favor if you can, take a picture of your pick ups so i can see how they are adjusted



no this has never happened before

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post Jan 5 2010, 01:26 AM
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Poor connection, either the pickup went bad or some wires inside. If you are good with soldering iron, open it up and check connections. If not, take it to guitar tech, this kind of issue is very cheap and easy to fix.


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