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JTV59 - No sound from mag pickups in 2 positions

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Hi all

 

ive just bought a JTV59 second hand.

all is working fine with it except for the mag pickups, only the neck pickup can be heard.

 

switching to the mid position or bridge position theres no sound.

well if you turn the amp up massively you can hear a faint sound but basically nothing.

 

the same selector switch works perfectly well for the variax sounds.

 

im not a guitar tech at all by any means!!  would anyone have any pointers as to what this is.

 

the guy who sold me it reckons it could be dirty pots inside?  maybe??

 

BTW  apart from that the guitar is an absolute beaut.  the mags play and sound amazing.

loads of sustain.  and variax sounds great too...  

 

thanks

D

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Hi all

 

ive just bought a JTV59 second hand.

all is working fine with it except for the mag pickups, only the neck pickup can be heard.

 

switching to the mid position or bridge position theres no sound.

well if you turn the amp up massively you can hear a faint sound but basically nothing.

 

the same selector switch works perfectly well for the variax sounds.

 

im not a guitar tech at all by any means!! would anyone have any pointers as to what this is.

 

the guy who sold me it reckons it could be dirty pots inside? maybe??

 

BTW apart from that the guitar is an absolute beaut. the mags play and sound amazing.

loads of sustain. and variax sounds great too...

 

thanks

D

The fact that the toggle switch works for the models, pretty much rules it out as the cause, and suggests an issue further up the line. It won't hurt to try some contact cleaner, but I doubt it'll help.

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"The fact that the toggle switch works for the models, pretty much rules it out as the cause"---

Not necessarily so, though it's a good guess. Yes, it could be something else like a failed bridge

pick-up, or a connection on the toggle switch assembly.

 

Contact cleaner would be useless.

 

It needs to be troubleshooted by a qualified tech, preferably Line 6 authorized, as they will have access to

service information and they can consult me if needed.

 

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