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  • For quite some time it was frustrating...

    Just spent about five hours installing a Fender 5-way in my guitar to replace the worn out one.



    I own a Behringer iAxe Metalien 629. I bought it last year because it was dirt cheap and it was my first electric. It is HSS config an the five way went out so I lost my neck pickup.



    I have never soldered anything nor done any work on a guitar before. The switch that came with the Behringer was real different than the Fender switch (similar to the Ibanez type switch) and after removing it things got kinda hairy. I had a Seymour Duncan HSS with one tone, one volume diagram but it did not help.



    Much of my time was spent on-line trying to find a diagram that would work and I finally found one. The soldering would make a tech weep (not overdone, not messy, but not professional) but it works now!



    When I re-strung it and played I found that I was able to nail the Slash tonez, the most sought after tonez in the world. Glad I changed that switch out.

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    Glad you got it working. FYI, there are now solderless switches if you ever need to change another one. Apparently, they work very well.
    Foul language is the sign of a weak mind trying to express itself forcibly. * Thankfully, my computer program masks all the foul language and changes it to @&%)7#

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    • #3
      Glad you got it working. FYI, there are now solderless switches if you ever need to change another one. Apparently, they work very well.
      Foul language is the sign of a weak mind trying to express itself forcibly. * Thankfully, my computer program masks all the foul language and changes it to @&%)7#

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      • #4
        The learning curve.



        Good for you.
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        Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All Men" -- Luke 2:14

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        • #5
          The learning curve.



          Good for you.
          _____________________________________________
          Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All Men" -- Luke 2:14

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by gp2112
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            When I re-strung it and played I found that I was able to nail the Slash tonez, the most sought after tonez in the world. Glad I changed that switch out.




            Wow! So toan is in the switch? I gotta change mine.

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by gp2112
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              When I re-strung it and played I found that I was able to nail the Slash tonez, the most sought after tonez in the world. Glad I changed that switch out.




              Wow! So toan is in the switch? I gotta change mine.

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by BluesTuesday
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                Wow! So toan is in the switch? I gotta change mine.




                Yes, but he also put on new strings, so it could be the strings instead of the switch or 50/50 or 40% switch and 60% strings or...............................
                Foul language is the sign of a weak mind trying to express itself forcibly. * Thankfully, my computer program masks all the foul language and changes it to @&%)7#

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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by BluesTuesday
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                  Wow! So toan is in the switch? I gotta change mine.




                  Yes, but he also put on new strings, so it could be the strings instead of the switch or 50/50 or 40% switch and 60% strings or...............................
                  Foul language is the sign of a weak mind trying to express itself forcibly. * Thankfully, my computer program masks all the foul language and changes it to @&%)7#

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                  • #10


                    Hopefully you actually progress with your soldering. I have been working on my guitars for 10+ years and my soldering is still ****************. Works great but looks terrible.
                    Good dealings with ~dcindc x2~alleytrash~ashasha~jjegg~Yavin

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                    • #11


                      Hopefully you actually progress with your soldering. I have been working on my guitars for 10+ years and my soldering is still ****************. Works great but looks terrible.
                      Good dealings with ~dcindc x2~alleytrash~ashasha~jjegg~Yavin

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                      • #12
                        One the last Ibby's I bought was a rats nest that took two days, trial and error. Kinda burnt me on working on guitars. Very frustrating. Even now, I find it prudent to just practice a few minutes soldering before I take it to the guitar...it's really worth it to have clean connections, good ground, or your just chasing your tail with hum, buzz, stuff that doesn't work.



                        That said, there is a reason why they made 5 ways, why they have HSH, vs HH or SSS configurations, why they have coil tapping, why we have modelers, eq, effects.....more tonal options.
                        http://sites.google.com/site/bizflyer/

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                        • #13
                          One the last Ibby's I bought was a rats nest that took two days, trial and error. Kinda burnt me on working on guitars. Very frustrating. Even now, I find it prudent to just practice a few minutes soldering before I take it to the guitar...it's really worth it to have clean connections, good ground, or your just chasing your tail with hum, buzz, stuff that doesn't work.



                          That said, there is a reason why they made 5 ways, why they have HSH, vs HH or SSS configurations, why they have coil tapping, why we have modelers, eq, effects.....more tonal options.
                          http://sites.google.com/site/bizflyer/

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                          • #14
                            The switch you say 'eh?



                            Hmmmmm
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                            • #15
                              The switch you say 'eh?



                              Hmmmmm
                              --
                              Wagdog
                              Check out Lunar Commander on:
                              iTunes App Store
                              Google Play

                              Lunar Commander Lite - FREE!:
                              iTunes App Store
                              Google Play

                              Free Fireworks Show for Android

                              "Albert King could blow Eddie Van Halen away with his amp on stand-by"
                              - Joe Walsh


                              Good Transactions: Doctor Morbius(x2), Cadfael, bg-pups.com(x2), DCinDC, twotimingpete, dwerlin, DaleH, chqtarzan, sxyryan, lowbrow, albertus, vintage clubber

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