Jump to content

Entry for May 2020's Guitar Of The Month is open - ENTER HERE!

Recommended Posts

Hey all, new to this site and hoping someone on here can help a brother out!

Yesterday I replaced the bridge pickup in my telecaster (a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails) with a Rio Grande Vintage Tallboy (single coil), and I have since lost all connection in Bridge and Middle positions. I redid the solders, and to no avail -- still no signal coming through. The switch is brand new as well, and it was all working before I took the Hot Rails out, so I am at this point dumbfounded as to what the problem may be.

When I was troubleshooting, I came across this -- when I am in the Middle position, I am getting signal from the neck pickup as long as the hot wire from my bridge pickup is not touching the switch. The moment I touch the hot wire from my bridge pickup to the switch, the signal gives out. Does this indicate a short circuit?

Hoping someone on here has some experience they could share, or any ways I could troubleshoot this to see what the issue is.

Thanks for your time -- any assistance is appreciated. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like your bridge pickup wiring is shorted somewhere. A short between the bridge pickup hot and ground leads will cause what you've described. Post some clear pictures of the situation and maybe someone here can help out.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...