Epiphone G-400 Worn by NomeX posted Jul 8, 2018 at 4:11 AM Epiphone G-400 Worn by NomeX posted Jul 8, 2018 at 4:12 AM Epiphone G-400 with bad EMG wiring by NomeX posted Jul 8, 2018 at 4:13 AM I was looking for a cheap platform to add some pups and I spotted this online with EMGs. The seller called me and said they pups were giving low output and they could refund my money. I told them to give me a discount and send it to me since I was going to swap these out for some Rio Grande TX BBQ or Lace Hammerclaws I got for a bargain. They knocked off $50 and sent it my way. I looked in the cavity and sure enough the precious owner wired and hooked things up wrong. The plugs to the pickups were plugged backwards (the red wire was going to the wrong prong for you EMG folks) and the cables were hooked up to the wrong prongs and controls (bridge cables to neck controls). When I did get things switched correctly, it turns out the toggle was wired backwards and didn't get any output when soloing the bridge (wired neck). It also appears that the bridge ground was plugged into the ground on the preamp bus and all the cables from the toggle switch had their shielding connected and soldered to the ground on the toggle. I figure nothing is wrong with the pups and a soldering and rewire will be all it takes to get this setup working again. The previous owner must have bought the pups and got frustrated when the EMGs were not working properly. Shame, this must have been an expensive upgrade. It's funny, I just also recently acquired an Ibanez ARZ800 with EMG 60/80 and now this G-400 falls into my lap with 85/81s... guess the universe is telling my to keep at least two active guitars. Which means I have to find another guitar for my other pups! This satin finish feels great! I may look around for another brown, a faded cherry or another Gothic.