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  • hcash
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    Sevenstring.org A lot of people there could help with any other problems you might run into.... Many luthiers post there: Sherman, KxK, Oni, etc. And be sure to check out the ER section... :D

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  • quickervicar
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    ^True! A drop of flux can help matters, too.

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  • Pscheoverdrive
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    Wow. A lot of guitar people here. :)

    But, for the pot-issue..... It's b/c you're not heating it enough. Leave the tip of your iron in one spot on the pot for a bit, then drop a bead of solder on it. From that point on, solder all grounds to that bead... I say this b/c you can destroy the pot if you overheat it. So, be careful!

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  • WADE30
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    I have another problem! How come my soldering won't stick to the top of the pots where the pickup's wires go? It is like too smooth or something!

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  • Midnight Sun
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    Originally posted by WADE30 View Post
    Thanks a lot guys! I think I found the culprit, the wire from the volume pot was connected to pin 3 instead of 4. I suck at diagrams.

    Exactly what I would say.

    Double check all your pins, and make sure your soldering is clean (as mentioned)

    I have also had issues with interference from the gold foil that insulates the guitar cavity.. Not sure how though, probably purity issues from using cheap shit.

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  • quickervicar
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    Strat wiring is always confusing. Still better than trying to fold your hand 6 ways to get the harness back in an ES-335 though.

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  • WADE30
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    Thanks a lot guys! I think I found the culprit, the wire from the volume pot was connected to pin 3 instead of 4. I suck at diagrams.

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  • kronus
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    probably a messed-up switch. Test that it functions as it should with a multimeter.

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  • Chachi
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    i cant open that pdf for some reason but definitely check the soldering or if you soldered the switch backwards or something. my buddy and i learned a lot when we were 16 or so by taking a shitty lotus (SSS coil setup) strat copy and making into an HSH (humbucker, single, humbucker). usually whenever we had a problem it was something silly like a wire soldered to the wrong pin or something on the switch.

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  • shiftbmw
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    http://r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=133253 << work in progress

    How clean is your soldering? That's usually the first thing I check...and it's usually the culprit.

    I'm not familiar with EMG's though. How hard is it to register at a luthier forum anyways? http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/

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  • WADE30
    started a topic Any Guitar builders here? EMG techs? Longshot here!!

    Any Guitar builders here? EMG techs? Longshot here!!

    I have been building my own stratocaster replica electric guitar and I am in my final stages of production.

    I wired up some EMG Zakk Wylde 81 & 85 pickups and I thought I followed the diagram perfectly but on my 3-way switch only the 2nd and 3rd position produce sound from the guitar but the first setting doesn't.

    Anyone know anything about EMG's?

    I know this is a longshot of this forum but I don't want to register to any luthier forums.

    Thanks Wade

    EMG Diagram link Look under 1-Volume 1-Tone 3 way Switch

    http://www.emginc.com/content/wiring...0230-0039C.pdf
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