Lucius Paisley Posted November 17, 2022 Report Share Posted November 17, 2022 The above guitar arrived yesterday, a purchase of a guitar that had been returned due to neck pickup not working and sold at a large discount to me. After it arrived, I tested it out, the neck pickup didn't work, but due to the stacked P90's the bridge pickup could go from normal P90 to humbucker tones thanks to a push/pull pot. After playing it for a little while I basically went to town on it, disconnecting tone pots, the neck volume pot, and the neck pickup. I then made an attempt at creating a dummy coil from the neck pickup, long story short, that pickup will definitely never work again. The external wiring from which is now completely removed along with the poles and inner magnets. I then shoved the remains back into the cover and put it back in place - I think it looks good. Now what I have found is this guitar is VERY noisy - big surprise, right? considering what I did to it - the humbucker tones / normal P90 switch still works, and as you can probably guess the normal P90 position is almost Guitar Wolf style noisy (look them up if you don't know Guitar Wolf, you'll hear immediately what I mean). All the disconnected wiring is still inside the guitar, I haven't touched the wiring on the bridge pickup or bridge pot. When I switch to either the middle or top position, the guitar is completely silent, since there's nothing for those positions to connect to (Sorry. Obvious, I know). However, it is still connected to the neck volume push/pull, which I figured since that is not connected to anything, I should be fine. But I can't get it out of my head that it's not fine and that's precisely why I'm having the noise issue I'm having and I should disconnect that completely. Am I (sorry for the novel, but I feel I should go through exactly what's been changed in order to discount the possibility of another unthought of problem) right? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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