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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:44 pm 

Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:34 am
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I just got this guitar a few months ago.
When I first got here, the pots were stuck shut and the pickup connections on the toggle switch were off. So I soldered the switch back together and DeOxited the pots and got them working. So all I needed to do was clean and polish the frets and replace some badly corroded screws.
I finally had time to remove the strings and hardware. Did the frets, replaced a few screws and polished her up.
After I got it all back together and restrung, I plugged her in. The squealling and screaching feedback was atrocious. I was pretty torqued, because she was not doing it before I did the minor tune up on her.
I checked and the toggle switch has now come loose in the middle lug, so I just recleaned on soldered it back together. Now it still is noisey, unless I turn the tone pots down past 3. The hum is also something fierce.
A long winded explanation, but does this sound like a grounding issue? I unscrewed the posts on the bridge, would that have done something to the grounding wire. I did not touch any of the pot wiring. Would a bad pot cause it to screech so bad? There are also some pix of the insides, not sure if they will help.
I am at a loss. I will rewire the entire thing if best. I am new at this, but will figure it out.
Since there are no dumb questions I decided to post....hopefully the dumb questions have answers.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:44 pm 

Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:11 pm
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Location: Tenn.
Could have something going on with the toggle but I'd try another cleaning on the pots and check the wires again. Look for anything touching. That is a nice guitar and good photos of the insides.


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