Having some extremely annoying electrical issues!

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by xxvicarious, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. xxvicarious

    xxvicarious SS.org Regular

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    Ibanez IC-300 with Seymour Duncan Dimebucker/'59 combo.
    In the past 2 months, I've replaced the jack, 3 way toggle, and
    just today, bought a new 500k volume knob. Keep in mind ALL
    these parts are NEW, right out of the packaging.

    Setup is a basic 2 humbucker / 1 volume / 3 way-toggle.

    So, I put in the NEW volume pot, hook the guitar up to my
    amp and turn up the volume pot. All I got was some scratchy
    noises from the pot, and dead silence. Nothing at all from the pickups.
    However, when I touch almost anything metal on the guitar, it makes a
    buzz/hum... opposite of what it USED to do.

    I've checked the wiring about 1,452 times... I dont get it, it such a simple
    setup and all my parts are brand new. Tried a different cable, my amp is
    fine, etc etc..

    WTF?!?!?1 :scream:
     
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    xxvicarious SS.org Regular

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    Not everyone at once, please. One at a time!
     
  3. Jarmake

    Jarmake Frost Giant

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    Are you sure you have grounded the guitar properly?
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Yea... Did you ground the bridge to the back of the pot? If touching it completes the circuit you're missing a ground wire somewhere for sure.
     
  5. xxvicarious

    xxvicarious SS.org Regular

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    When I touch anything metal on the guitar, it STARTS buzzing...
    (not the typical grounding problem of 'touching metal and the
    buzzing STOPS')
     
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    McBonez Banned

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    But did you ground the bridge?

    Man it'll be great when people answer the questions of those trying to help them :p
     
  7. Richard Irons

    Richard Irons SD Tone Expert

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    Hi. I'm a "SD Tone Expert" and would like to help with this.

    First thing to check is, have you accidentally got the two wires to the jack the wrong way round?

    After that, I'd need to see the diagram you're working from and we can go from there.
     

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