i bought a crappy squier stratocaster 2 at a garage sale the other week for 25 dollars. i decided to take it apart and paint the fretboard. i did that, and verythign looks good now, but the insides arent working. i think i might have jossled some wires.
what hapens, is when i plug in the guitar to the amp, it will sometimes work for about an instant, but then cut out. then, if i put my finger on the pickup switch, the guitar hums, and inthe background, you can hear the hispanic radio station coming thorugh the amp.
Post by vonFrenchie on Jul 10, 2006 12:12:44 GMT -5
You wired the hot and ground at the jack the wrong way. In other words the two wires at the output jack (where the inards of the guitar meet the cable that connects them to the amp) are the wrong way. So flip them around. Or you can completely rewire your guitar which would solve the problem. Its a squier so the wiring probably isnt the greatest.