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    Ebmm Valentine Silent Circuit

    Hello Everyone! Long time lurker who has had a few EBMM guitars over the years (P90 Albert Lee, JP15 7 string, and an Axis) and have been blown away by my Valentine I bought new seven months ago.

    Unfortunately a couple of days ago the silent circuit went basically dead, I can only hear conversation level sound if I turn my 100 watt Marshall up all the way and it sounds bassy. My other guitars are at loud volume with my amp at 9 am. Ive tried multiple amps and guitars and its def the silent circuit. Weird the boost still works but just primarily makes the static louder, and the super low volume of the guitar is actually louder in single coil mode, but again can't be even heard through the amp if the amp is set at sane levels. Ive tried new batteries as well as a reset where I left the cable in the guitar (both with and without a battery) for fifteen minutes. Kind of super bummed as this has been my way number one guitar lately.

    I emailed twice yesterday to Musicman customer service and called and haven't heard back or even goitten an automated response that they got my message. Anyone have experience with something like this?


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    Shoot- that's crappy.

    The Silent Circuit is just the component that provides noise reduction, so it's something else in the preamp that's causing trouble.

    You're sure the batteries you're testing with are good, and are making solid contact inside the battery box?

    Beyond that, you're just going to have to discuss with the MM Customer Service team. I would call them.

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    Yes, I tried two brand new straight out of the packaging batteries and checked and quadruple checked that they were in right. The fact that the boost still works as a white noise boost and the single coil switch still changes the extremely low sound makes me think the issue is not power related but as you said preamp.

    It's such an amazing guitar. Cant wait to where I can play it plugged in again

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    talking to someone now and they are super helpful!
    Last edited by Marek77; 06-15-2021 at 12:52 PM.

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