Losing output from PU
1987 Ibanez RG550.
My Super Distortion bridge pickup started losing power so I resoldered the hot wire directly to the volume pot and voila started sounding great again.
By losing power I mean it goes from sounding like high gain distortion to low gain crunch, very noticable.
Then I started losing power after an hour of playing on/off, so this time I stripped my wires, cleaned the solder etc, same thing happens, sounds great for a bit then goes south.
I have a new volume pot, new switch, my amp's been tested and I eliminated the cords.
I'm running out of ideas.
I'm going to buy another SD and try that.
Could it be the wires? I replaced alot of them with wiring from The Source.
Or bad soldering? I think my soldering is adequate. There's definitely no loose connections.
Also, if I move the main black wire from the SD100 (the one that houses the other 5 wires) the output does change.
Last edited by FL6; 08-03-2013 at 11:59 AM.
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