I recently acquired an ESP LTD-50. Decent guitar, but can't stand stock pickups, so I bought an EMG 81 for the bridge. Well, to make a long story short, I was finally able to get it all wired up (NOT correctly). I had to disengage the stock neck pickup because I couldn't wire to the toggle switch (the image of the toggle switch in the EMG directions/diagrams did not match with mine). No problem. I wouldn't have a problem using just the bridge pickup until I get an EMG 85. So I had it working last night. I played it again later and here's what happened: The volume know only turns the actual volume up to about 75% and then the sound cuts off and continues to turn the remaining 25% or so. You all know how a guitar sounds when the volume knob is not turned up all the way. Regardless, it still plays, but it's missing like 1/2 of it's gain. Not just that, but for the life of me I just can't ground this fucker. Can anyone help? +reps are the best I can do. :/ Thanks. Also, when you buy an EMG 81, they give you another volume knob, treble knob, and jack. There's no way the volume knob broke already. It's only been 12 hours!