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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Lost 1/2 output from Humbuckers.

I have a 2008 Custom shop RRG4HNG I bought in 2011 from the most excellent Rich at Ibanezrules.com. The guitar has been a game changer after a lifetime of Mexican Strats. Saturday night I suddenly lost a significant amount of output from the neck and bridge humbuckers. This just happened right in the middle of a set. I'm not precious with the guitar, it is my primary gigging guitar, but I never mistreat it. What could cause such a change? The coils are still controlled normally by the OTAX 5-way, with positions 2 and 4 having one coil of the humbucker with the single coil, but now the one coil of the humbucker is significantly quieter than the single coil. and positions 1 and 5, much quieter and tinnier than any position involving the single coil.
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Re: Lost 1/2 output from Humbuckers.

It sounds like one of the grounds on the switch came loose. You'll have to look closely, and there are no diagrams of you guitar available anywhere that I know of. Take your time, moving the switch through positions to see where contact has been lost.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Lost 1/2 output from Humbuckers.

Thank you! dammit.
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