So I just picked up this Jackson Professional - pretty old school which I dig but it does have some problems as you can see in the pics.
The neck is fantastic - ebony (I LOVES me some ebony fretboard!!) and zero fret wear.
Action is too low - IE fretting out even though the neck is straight as an arrow. I can sort out the trem - no problem there. But there is a loud buzzing coming from the saddle when I play the G string...?? Any idea's there?
1 - someone took out the middle knob and replaced with a switch that's wired to nothing...any idea what this would have been? Maybe a 2nd tone knob?
2 - There's nothing in the trem cavity. I thought there was supposed to be some sort of padding or something in there to prevent the trem from going to far back. Is that a problem?
3 - the electronics are wack. Crappy soldering job, shit wired incompletely...just bad. I'm going to have to redo the entire thing. But I have never wired up a S-S-H configuration before. Where can I get some old school jackson wiring diagrams?
Overall I think I can fix these issues and have a really nice playing guitar. Here's the pics - anyone tell me what to do for 1-3 above?
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No, Jacksons don't come with padding for the trem recess our spring cavity. As for the electronics, I would yank it all and start over, unless the 5-way and two pots are in good shape. Jackson pickups are awful, and you'll be wanting that volume knob out of the way of the bridge (unless you enjoy hitting it with your picking hand).
Nice score, I have a Soloist Pro in the same color. The early 90s Pros rule.