unclej Posted December 16, 2005 Report Share Posted December 16, 2005 i should have probably put this in the off topics chat area but i though all you ohm heads would enjoy it. the lead player in a local band brought me an early 90's era tele the other day..humbucker in the neck, single in the bridge, basic three way switch. said he gave a guy $50 bucks for it because the guy had, "tried every thing he knew but just couldn't figure out why the electronics wouldn't work and he was tired of messing with it." my customer said he figured if i couldn't fix it he'd get his money back from it even if he just sold it on ebay the way it was. anyway, i checked and sure enough no sound at all..no humm, pop or anything so i pulled the pick guard and voila..i had noticed that two of the four screws holding the humbucker to it's ring were missing when i first inspected it. when i popped the top the first thing that i saw was that the two pickup springs had dropped into the wiring channel and traveled down and were lodged in the output jack shorting it out. pulled 'em out and it worked fine. i did a cleaning and setup and the customer came in the next day and picked it up. even with my fee he got a great sounding guitar for under a hundred bucks. no punch line or moral..just what i thought was funny. happy holidays to you all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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