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360/6 high gains
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Author:  Beckelman [ Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:25 am ]
Post subject:  360/6 high gains

I searched the forums here and I found a few other that have asked / mentioned this issue but I haven't found and answer or explanation for this issue...so here goes;

My bridge high gain simply put is wimpy. The neck pup is fat and has plenty of volume but the bridge pup doesn't have the volume that the neck pup has. I typically set the volume of each pup with the switch set to just that pup but it seems that with the volume pot open all the way I don't get the volume out of it. Furthermore, I have used the 5th pot to dampen down the neck pup's volume and balance out the two but ultimately the overall volume of the bridge pup is just not as loud and it seems like the tone is noticeable thin.

Is this a bad pup? Is this a bad pot? Or is it just expected? This is my first Ric and I'm comparing it to my other electrics.

Author:  bdawson7 [ Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 360/6 high gains

Sounds like something that is not correct.
A strong possibility may be a cold solder joint in the electronics, or a short somewhere - wires touching when they shouldn’t. If you have experience soldering, and a multimeter, it’s a pretty easy and quick fix on your kitchen table - probably an hour of time or so. You can also tell if it’s inside the pickup or not, which if so will be more unfortunate. If you don’t have the confidence to try it, a guitar tech /shop can do it for you!

If it’s a new guitar, send it back to the dealer - it’s a fix that’s covered under warranty.

Author:  Beckelman [ Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 360/6 high gains

Thank you bdawson7. Its not a new 360. It's a 2008. I bought it used.

That's good advice. I'll break out the multi and look for a cold joint.

Do you know if there is a way to test the pups in-circuit or do I need to unsolder them to check their resistance?

Author:  iiipopes [ Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 360/6 high gains

Unsolder the hot lead from the selector switch.

Author:  jps [ Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 360/6 high gains

Just set the selector switch to the other pickup than the one you want to measure.

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