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    Default Aftermarket Loaded Pickguard - 5 WAY Switch - #3 Position Muted or PU Problems ?

    Dear STRAT List:
    We installed an aftermarket pre-wired strat PG from an online store.
    #3 Position is muted 100% or acts as a kill switch. Other sw positions are fine, clean clear and goods sound on 1-2-4-5.

    Any suggestions on how to TS it ? IS it the SW or the PUP or wiring. The wiring looks exact compared to the import POEM wiring.
    The OEM PUPS were fine, but we wanted to try the ALNICOs to compare the sound. Does anyone do this by choice ?

    I have written to the seller, and await their ans did they do this by design so there is a noiseless option when it's idle on a stand and the gear is I wish to replace the troubled parts, TS it, or get some relief.

    Thanks, for any help,

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    Does the middle PUP function on positions 2 & 4? Easy way to test is to gently tap a pole piece on the middle PUP with the tip of a screwdriver to see if you can hear anything through the amp.

    If the middle PUP works on 2 & 4, then it's a wiring fault on position 3.
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    I've never heard of anyone wiring position three as a dud. That would be awkward at best, and dumb at the least. It sounds like it's just wired wrong.
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    Tru dat. What's the seller's feedback like?
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    Hey...I have the same problem in my alder USACG! Oh wait....I wired that up myself, I bet thats why!

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    The Human Torch was denied a bank loan.

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    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    What on earth is going on here??!!??
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    The Human Torch was denied a bank loan.

 

 

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