EDIT Locked by Administrator, see explanation below - thanks. /edit
I've an Ibanex rx series strat, its been working fine since i bought it but today its just started acting very wierd. im not atall good with wiring or anything like that as i've never had problems with my guitars before. baisicly, i plug in and turn the amp on and then all i get is alot of feedback and when i touch anything metal on the guitar it gets worse, its not sumthing i can ignor and just play anyway, i opend it up just to feed my curiosity but there dosent seem to be any lose wires anywere thatneed soldering back on. if u could please help me out it would mean alot to me as its one of my fav guitars. please reply to my email if posible - email@example.com
its been working fine since i bought it ..... alot of feedback and when i touch anything metal on the guitar it gets worse ..... there dosent seem to be any lose wires anywere .....
Hi Curt, and Welcome to GN2!
When did you buy the guitar? i.e. has it been working fine for years ... or days?
All of the noise almost sounds like the wires to the output jack may be reversed - but that does not explain why it would suddenly have become noisy ... do you have a younger sibling that happens to be good at electronics and likes to play tricks on you?
Hang tight, Curt, someone will come up with something more useful than I am able to ...
But I have to say, the reason I am responding to your question is that your question is the same one that led me to this forum in the first place. I had exactly the same symptoms as you describe (albeit self-induced ... I messed up my own wiring). And I have exactly the amount of electronics talent that you describe.
In the end, I took the plunge and shielded and re-wired my guitar. It was challenging, but rewarding. So, there is at least one way to cure all that ails you and I know that you will get lots of support from a lot of great minds here.
P.S. That is just my two cents worth, and if you haven't already gathered this, it may not even be worth two cents, and I am not one of the great minds you should rely on when it comes to electronics.
I don't like to do this, especially to new members, but I'm going to lock this thread. You've started a poll, but you've given no options from which a viewer might make a choice. Sadly, there is no way for an Administrator to 'strip' a poll, and leave the messages intact. So......
Please start a new thread (and not another new poll ). But instead of writing new text for that, you can just copy your text above, and paste it into the new thread. Shortly after you've done that, I'll delete this thread.
~!~!~!~!~ Dan, can I get you to do the same, please? Just copy your answer (a very good one, I might add , and paste it into curt's new thread. Thanks.
Sorry to be a pill, but I feel that it's better to not confuse casual readers of these forums. Polls have their place, but 'empty' polls? I think not. Thanks for understanding.
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