How To Fix Tremolo Switch On An Electric Guitar
Need to know how to fix tremelo switch on an electric guitar? There are many things that can go wrong with a guitar tremolo switch, but how do you fix a tremolo switch? Well as stated earlier, there are a lot of things that can go wrong with a tremolo switch. These include but are not limited to being dusty or dirty, have frayed or damaged wiring or incorrect use.
What you will need
- Can of compressed air
- Soldering iron
- New wiring (use the wiring in the switch as your reference as it can differ)
- Philips head screwdriver
- Start by opening the tremolo switch with the Philips head screwdriver. There should be no more than one or two screws on the switch. Make sure to place the screw and the back of the switch somewhere safe so that they won’t get lost and cause more issues.
- Next, examine the inside of the switch to see if there any visible problems. What you are looking for is dust, debris, and frayed wirings, if any of these are present then you’ve probably found the cause.
- Now you will be replacing the wiring the switch by using the soldering iron and new wire. Start by cutting out the old wiring using the scissors and make sure to get all of the frayed or damaged wire because leaving any could make you have to open the switch back up later for another repair.
- Solder the wire into the place of the old wire. Be careful with the soldering iron because there is a big potential to get burned, also make sure the put solder on the spots that need it and not on any important components that could malfunctioned if they are burned.
- Take the can of compressed air and spray out all of the debris and dust in the tremolo switch. It is better to do this over a trashcan so you can save yourself some cleanup later, and it is also important you do this step after putting in the new wire because there will probably be pieces of wire cover that could make the switch malfunction later.
- Using the Philips head screwdriver, screw the panel back onto the tremolo switch. When you do this make sure not to screw it in to tight because you could possibly strip the screw and make future maintenance impossible!