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    New Silhouette Special 1995 - Bridge SC not working

    Hey Guys,

    got my new Guitar today. Its a Silhouette Special from 1995 SSS.
    Unfortunately, the Bridge SC is not working (Position 1 and Position 2 - Pos 2 is just the middle SC).
    Do you have any suggestions to check where the fault is? Both the Neck and the middle SC are working perfectly.

    Appriciate your input!

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    Have you taken off the pick guard assembly and looked to see if there are any wiring issues or maybe a broken solder joint?

    You know the guitar doesn't exist without pictures right???? Hahahahahaha

    Congrats on the Silo Special, they are super guitars.

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [NOS Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR with the 12th fret logo]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    It´s pretty interesting, the Color is Candy Red, but somthing happened to the paint...
    New Silhouette Special 1995 - Bridge SC not working-img-6440-jpg

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    Here is a close-up of the wiring

    New Silhouette Special 1995 - Bridge SC not working-img-6442-jpg

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    This is the cable from the pickup

    New Silhouette Special 1995 - Bridge SC not working-img-6444-jpg

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    I´ve hooked it up to the amp and tried to push the cables, do see if there´s a loose contact maybe... but nothing.
    But every Pickup was pretty noisy (I´ve installed a new battery for the silent circuit)

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    Does the bridge pickup look corroded at all? If any pickup is gonna be exposed to sweat, it's the bridge pickup.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Polepieces look perfect....

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    Have you emailed customer service about getting a wiring diagram?

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [NOS Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR with the 12th fret logo]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    I have checked the pickups, the Bridge Pickup shows 0.233 mOhm and the other pickups show ~ 6-7 kOhm. Looks like its trash. Any chance to repair that?

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    Did you check it at the pickup itself. or at the end of the wires? Sometimes the solder joint at the pickup itself goes cold, and you can reflow it easily.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    I did check it at the pickup solder points were the cabels go to the selector. Were should I check also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian.k View Post
    I did check it at the pickup solder points were the cabels go to the selector. Were should I check also?
    Please see this thread: Salvage My Silo Special Neck Pup?
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    In theory I can measure again on the super small wires from the Pickup? That should proove if somthing is wrong with the solder joint?!

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    Besides, does anyone know, which Pickups were used in the 1995 Silo´s? Especially the Bridge PU.

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