Wiring problem, need help!

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  1. thrashmetl

    thrashmetl Senior Member

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    I bought a CR8 and replaced the wiring. The new wiring worked fine, then I popped in a new set of pickups, ones that had worked fine in another guitar, and the neck position sounds like it has the tone rolled most of the way off and an output drop as well. Since then I've swapped in a new cap, changed both pots, and put in a new pickup today, but the problem persists. What could I be missing here?
     
  2. guitarjoem

    guitarjoem Senior Member

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    Close up pictures of the wiring would help. It may be that the rhythm tone pot was overheated when soldering/resoldering, but there could be a number of reasons why things are a bit wonky.
     
  3. jamman

    jamman Premium Member

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    ^^^ That's 1 possible . A Cold solder joint might be another .
    I would start over and while the pups are not connected to the pots , Test the pots to see they are functioning correctly ...
    Do the pups have 2 or 4 wiring ?

    Pics Pics Pics

    How do you know the wiring worked fine ??? Which pots were replaced ???
    Try Testing with a different cap . Over heat that and you get lots of headaches .....

    Is the ground circuit complete ?
     
  4. thrashmetl

    thrashmetl Senior Member

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    Figured it out, appears I fried the switch wiring to the pot. Clipped the end off and resoldered, good as new.
     

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