Hi there people! I just put separate tone caps to a (already modded) Squier HSS strat I have and wired the switch so that middle tone pot controls the bridge pup and the other controls the middle and neck pup's. Well.. The problem is I'm not getting a sound at all anymore
My questions are:
1. Can bad soldering or (something else) related to the caps cause the total muting? (I want to rule out the caps if possible because the joints look fine to me.)
2. If it's not the caps then what is it? Any suggestions? I already checked the the connections once and everything looked good...
Post by michaelcbell on Jun 9, 2007 14:49:59 GMT -5
Everything looks good to me after a quick glance - you should check your soldering and that your wiring matches this diagram. Once you do that, let us know how it goes and if we need to, we'll go a little deeper.
Well I finally got the problem solved earlier today. I re-soldered pretty much everything I had touched before and also some things I hadn't even touched. It might have been a bad joint in the switch after all. I was just confused because I didn't know if the new caps could somehow be the reason.
Now I just have a little problem with the grounding (hum with the middle and neck pups that stops when I touch the metal parts) but I'm sure I can figure that out pretty easily.
Well I re-soldered the caps legs to pot casings and found out that the hum is now the same with all the pickups, definitely louder than before. The issue seems to be the same as described on another thread here recently. Popping sound when I touch the strings and loud hum as long as I don't touch any of the metal parts. I have to look further into those shielding tips... Thanks for the advice.