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#1 Posted on 14.11.04 0108.24
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So Thursday, on a whim, I buy a Squire Bullet Strat I found in a pawn shop. For $60. (That shoulda been sign #1.) Anyway, plug it into the amp I've got at home, and it buzzes its little heart out. I'm guessing that's not totally abnormal, as it's got three single-coils. Anyway, strum the five strings on it (the A string's missing), and... nothin'. I'm not sure what it'd be (pickups? pots? switch? jack?) but anyone know how easy it'd be to replace whatever's broken? Also, more importantly, how to find out what's the problem?
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#2 Posted on 14.11.04 1158.34
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If you could find out what the resistance is supposed to be between the pickup and the jack, you could use an ohm meter to see if you're connections are any good or if the pickups are any good.

If you're not getting ANY sound from any of the pickups, then I would hope that its something after the pickups (jack, tone switch, or volume knob) that got disconnected. But for all you know, the previous owner could hae dunked it in a pool before selling it to the pawn shop.

Unfortunatly, I'm having some internet issues (about half the websites I try to visit time out), but here's at least one link that might help.

http://www.guitarelectronics.com/

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#3 Posted on 14.11.04 1244.16
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Since we're on the subject of guitars...

I picked up a Zoom 505 effects pedal on ebay, and I'm looking to get the accessory pedal to turn it into a wah. I can't tell from the manual if I need to buy Zoom FP01 or Zoom FP02. I know it says FP01 but that looks like a foot switch, and when you look at the later illustration for bank locking it seems to be just a switch. I found an FP02 available elsewhere and it looks more like what I would expect for a wah pedal.

Anyone have one of these and know for sure? The manual is located here: http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1624&brandID=4 at the bottom of the page.
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#4 Posted on 14.11.04 1258.50
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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Since we're on the subject of guitars...

    I picked up a Zoom 505 effects pedal on ebay, and I'm looking to get the accessory pedal to turn it into a wah. I can't tell from the manual if I need to buy Zoom FP01 or Zoom FP02. I know it says FP01 but that looks like a foot switch, and when you look at the later illustration for bank locking it seems to be just a switch. I found an FP02 available elsewhere and it looks more like what I would expect for a wah pedal.

    Anyone have one of these and know for sure? The manual is located here: http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1624&brandID=4 at the bottom of the page.


It looks like either the FP01 or FP02 would work. The foot switch looks to be the FS series. Not sure what the difference is between the FP01 and the FP02 - maybe the FP02 is the replacement model for the FP01.
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#5 Posted on 14.11.04 1345.28
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Ah, I see. There is FS01 and FP01. For some reason I didn't notice that. I'll just try to find an FP01 used then... thanks!

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#6 Posted on 14.11.04 1450.10
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Just realized this is in the wrong forum, so I'm cleaning up my own mess.
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