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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2009, 02:39:07 PM »
The stereo jack with EMG's is there to close the circuit, just as in a stompbox, so the battery doesn't wear out when it's not plugged in.
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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2009, 02:43:24 PM »
don't get it : can you please put it differently (more simply, in order to help me with my bad english  :lol:)

thanks mate !


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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2009, 02:50:25 PM »
I can only make it sound more complicated using words like 'active closed circuit' and 'grounding'.
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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2009, 03:02:43 PM »
don't get it : can you please put it differently (more simply, in order to help me with my bad english  :lol:)

thanks mate !



The stereo jack acts like a switch. When a cable is plugged in the circuit is complete and the battery is being used. This can drain the battery even when the guitar isn't being used. When the cable is out of the jack, the circuit isn't complete and the battery is cut off.

These jacks are more common on effects, unplug them and the battery lasts longer. Even if the effect is switched off and you're not playing the battery is still in a circuit and slowly looses charge.

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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2009, 03:43:26 PM »
Oh yes thanks guys ! Sorry it was pretty much easy to understand ! :P


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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2009, 04:47:34 PM »

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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2009, 05:42:06 PM »
Not much to add here other than another recommendation you go and see Jonathan at Feline. He's done some cracking work on my guitars in the past.

Sounds to me like you may still have the 25K pots in there. If you do though, I'm appalled that anyone would claim to be a guitar tech and not know that this would be an issue!

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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2009, 10:28:25 AM »
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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2009, 06:48:39 PM »
At £25 it's highly unlikely he's swapped the pots/caps, and if he has, they'll be shite ones. If you're feeling adventurous pop the control cavity cover off and have a look, if thye're small (12mm) pots and it's still got a green cap in there, I'll lay money on being the old active hardware.

Take it to feline and report back.
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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2009, 07:27:52 PM »
The guitar is already with me and the work is done
The pots were still the EMG ones and have been changed to CTS ones (500k)
We had to remove the bridge and install an earth wire connection as EMG equipped guitars do not have one
The knobs were splined to fit the oriental style pots that EMG use , and we had to drill out the splines (there was also a grub screw so the knobs now fit the USA pot shaft size)

We changed the stereo jack to a mono switchcraft one.

Sounds good but couldn't play it extensively as it's a left handed guitar and my range of upside down chords is limited
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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2009, 07:32:57 PM »
The guitar is already with me and the work is done
The pots were still the EMG ones and have been changed to CTS ones (500k)
We had to remove the bridge and install an earth wire connection as EMG equipped guitars do not have one

The knobs were splined to fit the oriental style pots that EMG use , and we had to drill out the splines (there was also a grub screw so the knobs now fit the USA pot shaft size)

We changed the stereo jack to a mono switchcraft one.

Sounds good but couldn't play it extensively as it's a left handed guitar and my range of upside down chords is limited


So another example of a "professional" tech who doesn't really know what they're doing.  :(

Sometimes I think I could do a better job than these guys.... and they're getting paid for it.

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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2009, 07:40:52 PM »
Good to hear what was actually the issue. Now just awaiting the response of the original poster!

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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2009, 07:58:22 PM »
The guitar is already with me and the work is done
The pots were still the EMG ones and have been changed to CTS ones (500k)
We had to remove the bridge and install an earth wire connection as EMG equipped guitars do not have one

The knobs were splined to fit the oriental style pots that EMG use , and we had to drill out the splines (there was also a grub screw so the knobs now fit the USA pot shaft size)

We changed the stereo jack to a mono switchcraft one.

Sounds good but couldn't play it extensively as it's a left handed guitar and my range of upside down chords is limited


So another example of a "professional" tech who doesn't really know what they're doing.  :(

Sometimes I think I could do a better job than these guys.... and they're getting paid for it.



Yup. Its shocking.

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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2009, 07:59:55 PM »
The fact that some people charge when they don't know what the $%&# they are doing amazes me everytime...  

Good work Jon.

Let us know what the guy thinks when he hears what BKPs should sound like.
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Re: Disappointed :(
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2009, 08:02:49 PM »
It really annoys me too!

Thank goodness there are decent good guitar techs like Johnathan!  :D
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