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Re: Anyone here mod guitars? Wierd ground issue
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2023, 07:35:59 AM »
Glad you solved the issue. I’ve worked on lots of guitars and trouble shot SO many issues while working at fishman. Of course those were active pickups but I always follow the same 3 steps when I start.

- Check all grounding in guitar, even the bridge ground! Must have a bridge ground even with active electronics. Think of it as a safety net.

-Double and triple check switch wiring. Also do tap test and check coil tapping and other option if applicable

- Try a different test cable and amp…just in case. Then return step 1

Those seem pretty basic but most of the time I found the issue to be in the grounding or the optional wiring.

Also 5 way switches are the bane of my existence!! Lolz


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Re: Anyone here mod guitars? Wierd ground issue
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2023, 04:23:12 PM »
Ironically,  I just gutted and did some fancy wiring on a very cheap strat copy, with super 4p5t switching, coil tapping, series/paralleling and have literally zero issues. And yet, this 2 pickup single toggle was a bear.