Question before I take this Tele apart.

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by fattboyzz, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Nov 29, 2017
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    Got this Tele a while back. Have been playing it some ,then all of the sudden the bridge pup doesnt work when in the middle position. :mad::mad:

    I've tested it in all 3 positions. Touching a screwdriver to the individual poles on the pups. They all sound off through the amp when touched . They test out, but no sound \tone from the bridge in the middle position.

    Any thoughts ?

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  2. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    If that pickup works with the switch in the bridge position, the problem pretty much has to be at the switch. Either a bad solder joint or a bad or dirty switch.
     
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  3. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    Yeah, it's a switch problem..
     
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  4. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

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  5. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    Rip that sucker open, get your switch fixing on!
     
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  6. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
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    003568E7-3868-4FD6-A01F-3481D4FBB8D5.jpeg 0075F751-3299-425E-9466-580EEE9307B5.jpeg Of all the “cheap, imported” guitars I’ve had, every time I have an issue with the wiring on one, it’s the switch. Either the box style or the “10 for 99c” levers. I had one of the early 00’s MIM Tele 72 Deluxe reissues (after trying every single genuine 70’s Deluxe but not wanting to pay 4-digit prices for them) and it had a box switch in it. So it’s not just bottom end stuff that gets cheap switches...
     
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  7. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    I replaced the switch today and I still have no bridge in the middle position :mad::(:mad:
     
  8. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Used this exact switch ,which was the same one that was in it originally .
     
  9. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Any clues guys ?
     
  10. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Without closeup photos I really can't tell you more than I did above. It's either a wiring or switch problem. If you changed the switch and trust it, then I'd say it's a wiring problem, most likely at the switch.
     
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  11. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    Did you you use an ohm meter to check pu and go through the normal why don't this work?
     
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  12. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    The pickup itself works great when the switch is in the bottom position, just as it did with the old switch.
    I triple checked every connection in the wiring.

    Maybe I've got a bad wire Im gonna have to run down.
     
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  13. downrazor11

    downrazor11 Squier Talker

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    Iowa
    This may sound dumb, but are both your volumes up when you are checking? I would love to see a sharp, well lit, pic on the wiring in this thing..

    [As an aside, it would be great if, since they ARE all sister sites, my post count across all the sister sites (strat-talk, thegearpage, tdpri, etc.) could be consistent and aggregated.. But I guess I could still be a n00b depending on what timescale I am viewed in..]
     
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  14. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Yes
    Both volumes are up :)
     
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