Issue with Fender Pre-wired Guard

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  1. Tone_Seeker_21

    Tone_Seeker_21 Strat-Talk Member

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    Hello everyone, glad to be apart of the forum and posting instead of just lurking lol

    So the background. At first I had a pickguard set of the Hot Noiseless set that i purchased directly from Fender. I had installed the guard and i had an issue where the pickups where very low output and the notes would die out almost immediately. I got an exchange from fender and I ended up getting a set of Fat 50's in a prewired kit. I also replaced the output jack with the new guard just in case.

    Although not as bad, i still have the same issue where the notes die out and something with the output is messed up, I used a multimeter and the readings where correct specs for the set. Does anyone have an idea what could be going on? I even tried adjusting the pickups and nothing. I am genuinely stumped as to why this exact same problem happens twice even with all new components.

    Thank you for taking time to read this and for nay help I can get :D

    P.S. I get the same results with different cables and through all of my amplifiers so it cant be that
     
  2. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Member

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    Hello @Tone_Seeker_21, welcome! A recording of the problem might help us to think in the right direction.
     
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  3. Tone_Seeker_21

    Tone_Seeker_21 Strat-Talk Member

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    Ill be able to get one out when I can. Dang jobs
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Lots of people here willing to help with your troubleshooting. Look forward to hearing the problem.
     
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    Hey welcome! A few pics would help. It may just be something simple, most likely it always is.
     
  6. 66musicmaster

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    This is just a guess, but I think my amp processes the signal and on some settings, the notes die too quickly. Roland Cube 30x amp. Could it be the amp? Does it happen with other guitars and same ampo on same settings?

    Other thought - I accidentally soldered my jack backwards once and guitar sounds were completely wrong. Take a look at that as well.
     
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    Welcome. I am sure you will find good help here.
    That is a nice sporty car, in your avatar. What exactly is it?
     
  8. Tone_Seeker_21

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    hey everybody, sorry for the waste of time. I am embarrassed to say that I wired my output jack incorrectly. (sooo stupid) Thank you to all who reached out to help and the warm welcomes.
     
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    Tone_Seeker_21 Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks for the compliment. Its my 1999 Honda Prelude Type-SH. Just bought her 2 months ago
     
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    It ended up being the output jack. Smh. Thanks for the tip
     
  11. Stephen James

    Stephen James Strat-Talker Vendor Member

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    Something like this has probably happened to most of us on here, so don't beat yourself up over it. You really should be proud that you are the type of person that came back and posted the resolution, even if it is slightly embarrassing, it is good character and it will help out those that have similar issues/symptoms..

    Don't hesitate to post future questions or otherwise participate. Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Tele like it is Left is right!

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    Dude, we've all done it at least once... The point is to keep on trying and learning and getting amazing results!

    Welcome to our crazy world, you'll never have money for drugs if you're into guitars, unless you're Keith Richards.
     
  13. 66musicmaster

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    Just glad it worked out. And ya learn. We all learn.
     
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    Wish I was eighteen and made the mistake, you will know how next time.
     
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    At 18, I'm gonna bet this won't be that last time he gets something "bass ackwards" before getting it right! :D Just part of the process! :cool:

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