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Tools of the Trade => Amplification, Effects, Pickups etc. => Pickups => Topic started by: ghguitar23 on May 30, 2011, 06:18:35 pm

Title: Removing Pickup Covers On Les Paul
Post by: ghguitar23 on May 30, 2011, 06:18:35 pm
I took the covers off my Epiphone LP Standard and the neck pickup sounds great, but the bridge pickup is not nearly as loud as it was before and the tone has just gone to hell.  I used a 40W soldering iron and a razor blade to break the solder joints, and then used a hairdryer to get the wax off.  What could be the problem and a possible solution to that problem?Thanks
Title: Re: Removing Pickup Covers On Les Paul
Post by: Dan Graves on May 30, 2011, 06:38:26 pm
I'd say you probably damaged (not severed, mind you, or there'd be no signal) the windings or the 2 conductor wire that comes out of the pickup.
And that is assuming you didn't de-solder the pickups and fully removed them from the body.
If you did that, then i'd re-check all solder joints, make sure any and all caps are connected properly in the signal path, and that you didn't accidentally cook one of your potentiometers.
Title: Re: Removing Pickup Covers On Les Paul
Post by: TB-AV on May 31, 2011, 04:52:37 am
Disconnect the bad pickup and measure the DC resistance of the coil.

what does "gone to hell" sound like?

WRT soldering and desoldering, exactly what all did you do from start to finish?