Element ... lost half my string signal
I have a Bagg Element pickup installed in my Gibson CJ-165 ... I have suddenly lost the output on the low E, A and D strings, G B and E strings appear to be okay. (i am basing this conjecture because my DI gets a tuner signal from the high three strings but not from the lower three.) This may have coincided with a recent string change, but the bridge itself was not disturbed. Any troubleshooting tips?
Element Loses Signal Strength
I had the same problem after changing strings, but the cause was a bit more elusive. Per the installation instructions, I had drilled a hole at the High E end of the saddle slot. This is to ensure proper placement of the Element to capture treble sounds properly (even though it's biased towards bass frequencies). During a string change, the Element was accidentally forced into this hole a bit too much and was pinched on its posterior end, enough to interfere with the signal. I pulled the Element out of the hole, restrung the guitar and, viola, the wonderful tone and strength of output was restored! I won't forget that little excursion anytime soon, as restringing 5 times in a row, dismantling the amp, checking all the wires, battery, connections and True Mic to Element trim took most of my afternoon. Not to mention the slightly ill feeling you get when equipment fails and the paranoid mind seeks to blame the manufacturer first. Glad to say it was due to operator error.
Originally Posted by Bryan McManus