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No sound from your guitar? Let's talk about short circuits...


Issue 263 June 02, 2016



All wired up, but no sound! It can happen to anybody: you do some wiring or change your electronics, then find you’ve got no sound coming out of the amp. In this Trade Secret video, Matt Brooker helps you troubleshoot.
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About the guitar in this video: This ’04 Les Paul Faded Special has been suped up with Parsons Street humbuckers, a bridge converted from Nasvhille Tune-O-Matic to an ABR-1 (see this tip in Trade Secrets #147), and a lightweight aluminum stop tailpiece with TonePros locking studs.

blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkMatt shows how the tiniest thing can kill your sound
  • checkmarkWhat not to do when you install new pickups with a braided lead
  • checkmarkPlaces to look for short circuits

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