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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-08-2007, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question RG-470 sounds weak...

I recently put in a BL XL-500X in my 470, it sounded great at first, but now it seems to sound really weak and thin like a strat, in a real bad way. i have no idea what could be doing this, i'm using a 500k pot, any ideas?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-08-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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Re: RG-470 sounds weak...

Check your solder connections... you might have a dry or loose joint.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-08-2007, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG-470 sounds weak...

i'm not even sure if i wired it correctly now that i really look at it, does anyone have a diagram by chance? i'm using a five way switch.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 12:24 AM
 
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Re: RG-470 sounds weak...

what pickups do you have in total
neck, bridge and middle(if applicable)
im assuming the neck and bridge are hums, is the middle a single, a humbucker/hum-cancelling single, a standard single, or is it not there?
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Re: RG-470 sounds weak...

It sounds like a weak solder joint to me too.

Just double-check the connection, and maybe re-solder it completely to see if that is the problem.
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Re: RG-470 sounds weak...

You can find plenty of wiring diagrams on seymour duncan's site. Make sure you just use it as a rough guide and not follow it completely since the color code's different.

Resolder the whole thing again.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG-470 sounds weak...

ya i have the BL 500 neck, and just the standard single in the middle (the one that came with the guitar). i'm just going to redo the whole thing. thanx guys
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Re: RG-470 sounds weak...

it sounds like you bought the Bill Lawrence USA L-500. If it was not purchased from www.billlawrence.com its prolly mass produced which means it may not have been thoroughly tested before distribution which means it could be a **** pup. I love my L-500R/L-500XL to death.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG-470 sounds weak...

ya i got a cheap crappy one at first, asked here, and then got a good one direct from them. rewired the whole thing, sounds much better.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 02:23 PM
 
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Re: RG-470 sounds weak...

get wiring diagrams from either dimarzio or duncan. theyll have what you want unless you want some funky setup
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