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hard to say without seeing. are the wires coming from the pick ups? Or Input jack? or?

Dean Vendetta XM... | Answered on Apr 19, 2014

can be a number of things . i'll do my best with a check list. 1. Are they active pick ups.? (they need power source , usually 9 volt battery). 2. Check your cords. 3. check your amp. ( what i do, if you can, use a guitar that you know works. and check cords and amp with that. or try your guitar thru a different amp).AND THAT'S IF,. as you say your wiring is correct , and you've eliminated that part of it .I'd start with that

Dean Vendetta XM... | Answered on Apr 19, 2014

Some tuners have a weird mode that one presses the button once and the tuner will pass the audio until it times out, then tuner and audio stop. Two presses kills audio while tuner works for a time period and then goes dead. A third press enables audio to pass for normal playing. These are confusing compared to other type built in tuners. If you have one of these read the CONFUSING instructions carefully...

Dean Vendetta XM... | Answered on Mar 08, 2013

Does the jack have any wires connected to it? Can you tell where the disconnected wires originate? Typically, the wire from the middle ear of the volume pot should go to the tip of the jack, and the wire from the back of the tone pot goes to the sleeve of the output jack. You will get no output if either of these wires are disconnected. Also, the next question is "why" did they come loose? That's usually because one of the pots is not tightened down, and is allowed to spin when the volume or tone knob is turned, breaking the wire's contact. Pull the knob off the pot, and tighten the nut down so the pot can't turn. This will assure you won't have the same problem again.

Dean Vendetta XM... | Answered on Jan 24, 2013

Yes, one will be an earth, one to the cord socket tip (that one is OK as does play), and one as you have said. It sounds like the wire to the tone pot has come off.


Dean Vendetta XM... | Answered on May 31, 2012

this should be what you need, albeit for a different guitar. 1 vol, 1 tone, and a 3way pickup switch. your wire colors may be different, but follow them from place to place and youll be good to go. any nonshielded wire from a pickup is a ground, as well as generally one other wire from the pickup will be a ground. if there are 2 wires from the pickup, and both pickups are the same, it doesnt matter which you choose for a ground and lead, as long as you do the same for each pickup.

Dean Vendetta XM... | Answered on Sep 15, 2011

Hi rbtguthrie,
You may refer to the wiring diagram in this website:
I hope this helps.

Dean Vendetta XM... | Answered on Sep 04, 2011

Go to either Fender, Gibson, or another guitar company, and look up wiring diagrams. Anything with 2 humbuckers and a switch is wired essentially the same.

Dean Vendetta XM... | Answered on Sep 03, 2011

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!

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Dean Vendetta XM... | Answered on Feb 11, 2011

Here is a site:


In the schematic ignore all the extra switches and junk. The output jack and volume control is all you need to wire it back up. The view of the volume control is from the back.

Dean Vendetta XM... | Answered on Feb 04, 2011

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