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my guitar broke

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by tragedyman, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. tragedyman

    tragedyman Guest

    i was playin my epiphone sg through my amp and the sound started to stop and then go again and then stop for good. i thought it was the amp but i changed guitars and it was fine. i dont know what the problem is and i was wonderin if anyone does
  2. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    Quakertown PA
    Check your connections to the jack and pots by opening the little cover on the back of the guitar. One of the wires is probably broken or making a bad connection.
  3. Rider

    Rider Guest

    if neither pickups are not responding then it is likely the jack broke. take it to a guitar shop and they should be able to put a new one in for like 20$ (or at least i hope it wouldnt cost more than that).

    could also be a pot went out, do you have a single master pot on your guitar? still shouldnt cost very much at all.

    i doubt any wiring went bad, its hard to mess up wiring unless you constnatly open your guitar and mess around with it. if it was a squire.. i would have said differently though.
  4. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Moderator

    Feb 23, 2005
    Epiphones from Korea are notorious for crappy jacks.Get a real Switchcraft jack installed (like Rider said, about $20-25.00, unless you're out in Cali-land...) and rest easy. Which SG did you get? I have a "real" 66 Standard and the Epiphone my son just got is pretty darned nice compared to it!
  5. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    Guitar's that quit working are always fun for smashing on stage. :shock: :D :lol: :x :roll: :twisted: :evil:
    Or lighting on fire. And smashing up your gear.
    But seriously, it def. sounds like the jack or the wires inside the guitar.
    Good luck.
    Have you opened it up yet?
  6. Rider

    Rider Guest

    also make sure your strings arent going on strike. sometimes guitar strings will go on strike if they are played too hard. fast fret usually makes them happy, as well as you.

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