I've got an Epiphone with two active pickups. I've had the thing for about 7 years. Some years it gets less attention. It might hang there on my wall for months at a time with a questionable battery inserted.
It's also worked fine, occasionally needing a battery replacement. But not I get no sound from it with a fresh battery, except a pop or click when turning the volume sometimes.
Here's the thing: if I put a dead battery in, I can get sound from it. The volume knob and toner switch don't change the volume or tone at all with the dead battery, but I can at least get some sound from it.
I popped the back panel of to examine the wires for anything that might've come loose but I don't see anything. I've got no experience repairing gutters (I'm a computer repair tech).
I'm considering taking the thing to Guitar Center but would rather learn something instead. I've reserved into it and can only conclude that there's a bad ground connection somewhere, and I might need to replace to clean up the potentiometer.
Any advice is welcome and appreciated!
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