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Offline blindingsky

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Piezo pickup problem!
« on: February 03, 2007, 02:00:14 PM »
Hi,
I have a NFV6. The piezo stopped working for my high E string so I bought a new saddle from Parker and installed it. Needless to say, I think I messed something up (which I usually don't do when working on guitars). Anyway I get no output from any string now. I tried to determine if I was getting signal at the input of the piezo preamp. When soldering, I noticed that all of the saddles connect to a metal strip that is at the back of the tremolo. But I didn't see a wire from the strip going out to the piezo pre-amp to determine if signal was getting there. Does anyone have any ideas or have a wiring diagram/schematic?

thanks - blindingksy
 

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Offline ChicagoKid

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2007, 11:38:06 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by blindingsky

Hi,
I have a NFV6. The piezo stopped working for my high E string so I bought a new saddle from Parker and installed it. Needless to say, I think I messed something up (which I usually don't do when working on guitars). Anyway I get no output from any string now. I tried to determine if I was getting signal at the input of the piezo preamp. When soldering, I noticed that all of the saddles connect to a metal strip that is at the back of the tremolo. But I didn't see a wire from the strip going out to the piezo pre-amp to determine if signal was getting there. Does anyone have any ideas or have a wiring diagram/schematic?

thanks - blindingksy




Let us know if that helps (what was sent to you). Ya never know around here... you just might save someone else a huge headache in the future. [;)]

BTW, Welcome to the forum.... Stick around!

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Offline onthefly

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2007, 07:43:45 PM »
I got this diagram/schematic with a Nitefly I got last year and thought it might help.




I wasn't sure what Jamie sent you but even if you were all set someone else might find this in a search that needs help.

Good luck,

GB

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2007, 08:52:47 PM »
GB,
  That's the one I sent him. Hopefully he gets it worked out...



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Offline rt0412

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2007, 10:46:33 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by blindingsky

When soldering, I noticed that all of the saddles connect to a metal strip that is at the back of the tremolo. But I didn't see a wire from the strip going out to the piezo pre-amp to determine if signal was getting there. You might have mistaken the thin (really thin) coaxial cable that goes to the piezo preamp for a ground wire. It's possible that you have accidentally grounded (through a solder splatter probably) the hot lead of that coaxial cable when you were resoldering the new saddle.