G5220 Electromatic BT Neck Pickup Problems

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Greebo, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    I had this same problem with my 5220. Shot a little contact cleaner into the switch, and no problems since.
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  2. aiaosu

    aiaosu Electromatic

    Jun 27, 2021
    Stillwater, OK
    Since it's happened with 2 different guitars, double check your signal chain is good with another guitar that has no issues.

    I'm new to Gretsch, but the quality of electronics and soldering on my G5220 isn't very good. I wouldn't be surprised if this is a common issue (cold solder joints, bad switches, scratchy pots, and loose input jacks).
  3. Kunjany69

    Kunjany69 Newbie

    Jul 8, 2021
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2021
  4. Kunjany69

    Kunjany69 Newbie

    Jul 8, 2021
    Thank you for your reply. A luthier is on it. I'm not sure to continu with this model and brand. Too much trouble. On the first guitar, the Switch has been changed, so new solder. If I don't ask for a refund, I'm gonna ask to change all elec parts, and Replace connectors by traditional solder on pots.
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