My new box will have a peizo transducer in it, and I wanted to wire in a volume knob, but I am not sure on the wiring...I tried to hook it up the other day, and I would turn it up and get a ton of feed back and sound, then I would turn it down and still get sound with less feed back.....cool effect, but not was i was looking for....need help on this one.

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seems we've lost all ted's wiring diagrams, so heres the piezo with volume control

Thanks for re-posting this! This diagram will be of great help. CHEERS!

c# merle said:
seems we've lost all ted's wiring diagrams, so heres the piezo with volume control

I don't have a volume control on my guitar. How does this change without that?
The red (hot) will go directly to the "tip" hot output on the jack. Then the black (ground) will go directly to the "sleeve" part of the jack. The center post on the volume pot is like the send line. The post to the left is like the in line. All you are doing there is making a direct circuit with out the use of the pot. (if that make any sense) to ya at all!

Kevin M. Kraft said:
I don't have a volume control on my guitar. How does this change without that?
I followed the diagram above on my resonator and it worked perfectly. No "noise", and a nice smooth volume control without any peaks. I used a standard 250K pot.
Most of his wiring diagrams were adapted from seymore duncan's, but yeah, teds influence is obvious here.

Randy S. Bretz said:
Funny how Ted`s not a member here anymore, but all his info is.
i wanna know how you wired it to change feed back amount with out chaging volume... that sounds awesome!!!
Thanks I needed this also. Howlin Owln
The problem with that diagram is single wires. I have found that if you use a sheided conductor it will eliminate 95% of your feed back. Think of coax but on a smaller scale. What I have done is buy a 25 ft roll of RCA cable from Home depot for $6.00. split the cable by pulling it apart. now you have two 25 ft (50ft) one conductor with a sheid wire. strip the insulation at the ends and unravel the braid away from the inner conductor and twist to form the second wire (ground). strip the inner wire and solder the inner wire to the positive (tip / hot) and solder the outter braided wire to the grounds. Make sure they do not touch each other (short) This will sheild your hot wire from any freq. from your amp speaker. Do this from the piezo to the volume control, tone control to the out put jack. If you have your gain to high that will cause feedback too.
Cut your wire in 8" to 10" sections, makes about 60 to 70 pickups. go to my site for a picture http://www.mojocbg.com

James Bush said:
The problem with that diagram is single wires. I have found that if you use a sheided conductor it will eliminate 95% of your feed back. Think of coax but on a smaller scale. What I have done is buy a 25 ft roll of RCA cable from Home depot for $6.00. split the cable by pulling it apart. now you have two 25 ft (50ft) one conductor with a sheid wire. strip the insulation at the ends and unravel the braid away from the inner conductor and twist to form the second wire (ground). strip the inner wire and solder the inner wire to the positive (tip / hot) and solder the outter braided wire to the grounds. Make sure they do not touch each other (short) This will sheild your hot wire from any freq. from your amp speaker. Do this from the piezo to the volume control, tone control to the out put jack. If you have your gain to high that will cause feedback too.
Are you talking about feedback or humm? Wiring don't make a difference with feed back, as far as i know. But the sheilded wire will ground out the humm.

James Bush said:
Cut your wire in 8" to 10" sections, makes about 60 to 70 pickups. go to my site for a picture http://www.mojocbg.com

James Bush said:
The problem with that diagram is single wires. I have found that if you use a sheided conductor it will eliminate 95% of your feed back. Think of coax but on a smaller scale. What I have done is buy a 25 ft roll of RCA cable from Home depot for $6.00. split the cable by pulling it apart. now you have two 25 ft (50ft) one conductor with a sheid wire. strip the insulation at the ends and unravel the braid away from the inner conductor and twist to form the second wire (ground). strip the inner wire and solder the inner wire to the positive (tip / hot) and solder the outter braided wire to the grounds. Make sure they do not touch each other (short) This will sheild your hot wire from any freq. from your amp speaker. Do this from the piezo to the volume control, tone control to the out put jack. If you have your gain to high that will cause feedback too.

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