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Need help. PRS died on me
Old 11th September 2011
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Need help. PRS died on me

My PRS custom 24 seems to have just died on me. No sound at all. I'm thinking it could be the 5 way rotary switch. Does anyone know how to jump out the switch so I can make sure that the switch is the problem? Like which lead on the switch could i jump out to which lead on the volume pot or something like that.

Any suggestions are welcome.
Old 11th September 2011
unless the switch is damaged, i don't think it would just up and die. that doesn't happen often. but I've been wrong before.

it may be dirty, and a cleaning could help.

you obviously already popped it open and checked all your wires right?
Old 11th September 2011
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hard to imagine that the rotary switch is faulty in every position!
check your female jack and all of the solderings inside the guitar.
Old 11th September 2011
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Sounds like a bad input jack. Solder gone bad or the wire broke off
Old 11th September 2011
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Yup! It was the solder joint on the jack. Thanks guys!!!
Old 16th September 2011
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Huh... you must of been headbanging the **** out of that tune!

Just a thought....if you are using active pickups, its not that the battery has died is it? Happened to a bassist in one of my old bands once. Twas hilarious in the end, and luckily it only happened during a rehearsal! heh
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