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

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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.

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.

 
In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Matt shows how the tiniest thing can kill your sound
  • What not to do when you install new pickups with a braided lead
  • Places to look for short circuits

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