Got a new guitar the other day off of Ebay. Some guy had this guitar and had just installed a new set of EMG 81/85's in it but never finished hooking them up. Long story short, the guitar didn't work so I ended up wining the auction for $100.00. He charged $50 to ship it.
I think I was over charged for shipping! LOL!
I was surprised that the guitar survived the shipping in that box. It did though, and it was in really good shape. I finished doing the wiring. All it needed was to hook up the selector switch. Well the thing didn't work.
I had very low volume out of both pickups.. I checked all of my solder connections, all the connections of the soderless system EMG supplies, and nothing was bad or wrong. I was starting to think that the volume pot was bad. I decided to start from scratch and just reinstall everything like I was doing the job for the first time. When I took the pickups out I found that the guy had plugged the harness' in backwards! I unhooked them, flipped the connector over and plugged it back in. Guitar works great!
So now I have a guitar with a $200 set of pickups installed that I only payed $150 for. A good day indeed!