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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello,
Friday night i was playing ym Red Special, when..... the electrics stopped on the Guitar, the amp was still on, but the electrics on the guitar had broke or something, and i haven't even had my Red Special a month, i was thinking the wires to the volume and tone knob might have snapped or something, but this same incident has happened to my Brother, about every 6 months! can anyone tell me what has happened,what has caused it, and what i need to do to fix it


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 08:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you can't handle a guitar?!

Don't you have 2 years of guarantee?!




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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 08:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ask Brian to send you original Red Special instead of yours broken copy

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Que sera... whatever will be, will be... If its not supposed to be... well, then just relax Johnny!

Maybe the time has finally come to switch to the triangle for good...
...no knobs, no electricity needed... hey, just give it a thought! ;-)


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Astonishing! Someone call the Vatican. This is clearly evidence that there is actually something to this notion of the power of prayer.

Now, in the unlikely case that you are sincerely asking for help . . . I'm guessing you've got the switches set wrong. Try different switch combinations.


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crazy LittleThing wrote:

Now, in the unlikely case that you are sincerely asking for help . . . I'm guessing you've got the switches set wrong. Try different switch combinations.

LOL- yes, open another thread and ask about it

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is a setting with all the pickups off, but I'm assuming you've checked that. If it's the electrics, get it back to the shop under the warranty (ask your Dad what a warranty is) to be either fixed or replaced.

If you bought it second-hand, get it to a music shop to be fixed.

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 13:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

johnny knoxville rules


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe the socket where the lead goes need tightning or soldering. Take it to the guitar shop.


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=#FF399> Linda Of The Valley wrote:

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johnny knoxville rules


he's a jackass


Haha I see what you did there

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Johnny Knoxville wrote:

Hello,
Friday night i was playing ym Red Special, when..... the electrics stopped on the Guitar, the amp was still on, but the electrics on the guitar had broke or something, and i haven't even had my Red Special a month, i was thinking the wires to the volume and tone knob might have snapped or something, but this same incident has happened to my Brother, about every 6 months! can anyone tell me what has happened,what has caused it, and what i need to do to fix it


reach over and plug the damn thing back in.. ;-)


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 14:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my one has just broken as well. it was a problem with the input. it has slipped out.

im gonna take it to a guitar shop to get it fixed


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

go johnny go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 14:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



he's a jackass


all is not as it seems??????????


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was playing my Les Paul when.... I realized it wasn’t a Red Special can anyone help me !!!!!!!!!

Jesus Chris Johnny Knoxville we are not mind readers here

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 17:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was playing with my "Purple special"
But I don't post it on the board...well not so much.


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dear William....Before posting, please make sure you have:

Read the FAQ.
Read the biography.
Searched the forum for similar topics.

the purple special has well known problems... :P


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Posted: 28 Jun 05, 04:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Last I heard, the only good Red Special in the world is the one that's partly made of fireplace and cost about $8 to make. Every other one made since then is pretty crappy...

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Posted: 28 Jun 05, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

try playing it in the bath


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Posted: 29 Jun 05, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dunno, I heard that test where Brian versed his original with a copy and it was pretty good stuff.

Knoxville, send me your guitar.


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