I have a dean vendetta xm and it wont make sound through an amp they wiring is correct (checked through diagram provided by dean)
If the wiring is correct on the guitar, try plugging it in to a different amp. If you still don't get any sound, the problem may be a faulty volume or tone potentiometer (or pot. The knob, for simpler words). These are fairly easy to replace if you know how to solder. If not, then watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLfXXRfRIzY
You can get the pots from Musician's Friend, Guitar Center, or any music store that carries guitar parts.
If that doesn't fix it, then the problem is in your pickups. You can get "aftermarket" pickups through the above mentioned dealers, and you're not restricted to the original pickups.
What you replace them with will affect your tone, so do some research before settling on a set of pickups. Active pickups will give you more gain (great for nu-metal and hi-gain applications) and have lower output noise, but they require batteries. Passive pickups have no need for batteries, but tend to produce slightly more noise and hum.
Hopefully, it's the pots. That will be the cheaper fix, since they run about $2-$4USD each. Pickups can range from $100-$500USD a set.
Hope that helps!
Jan 20, 2011 |
Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar