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Old September 4th, 2018, 03:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Michael, I'm glad you got it working! A Lucille needs to be taken care of and played, that's what they were made for.

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Old September 5th, 2018, 03:00 AM   #22 (permalink)
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One beautiful guitar for sure, really would like to have one. The p/u's/wiring can be delt with if the originals don't work out. Must be a Gibson thing on how the guitar operates.....
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Old September 12th, 2018, 08:07 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Old September 13th, 2018, 12:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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OK. I have honestly never heard that response before!
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Old October 22nd, 2018, 06:41 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I had similar problems due to poor contacts. Here is the schematic. Noticed the upper jack is for mono (closets to the strap mount). If you plug a mono here it should engage both pickups. If you plug another mono to the other plug, you get one for each pickup.

As Michael mentioned, it could be the spring contact (shown as the lower jack in the schematic) is not making good contact or corroded. Try spraying with Deoxit, use 1000 sand paper between the contacts or bend the spring thighter,
You can also do the same with the selector switch.

It happens with air exposure... gets corroded. I used Deoxit on my older ES-345. But the pots were enclosed in a metal shield; had to force drip it from shafts of the pot. My selector switch had the same corrosion and fix with minor pass of the sandpaper and slight tweaking of the spring blades.

It was easier working on my BB King with the back plate!

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Old October 22nd, 2018, 07:00 PM   #26 (permalink)
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By the way, the older ES-345 or 355 had one stereo jack. Unlike the newer models with two mono jacks.

The older ES-345/355 had the pickups out-of-phase. If you use a mono cable with a TRS plug and the tip and ring are soldered together using a mono instrument cable, the guitar will sound "Peter Green" in the middle position of the selector switch. I just flipped the magnet on one of the pickups to get the usual in-phase.

In my younger stronger years, I used two amps with a TRS plug on the guitar, two coaxial cable to two amps. Or for smaller venues, I had a two separate channel amp. This worked OK, since one amp channel is out-of-phase with each other.
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Old October 23rd, 2018, 02:26 AM   #27 (permalink)
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As I understand it, it should operate conventionally when using the mono jack socket.
My guess, would be there's an earth wire off somewhere in that nest.
'If it were me', I'd get hold of a Gibson wiring diagram and try and follow the wiring - starting with the pickup grounds.
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