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Wiring help?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL yesterday. 36 Replies

Hey gents - I'm closing in on my first build and threw some strings on her last night. Man, this has rekindled my love for guitar. While my slide technique is sloppy, it was so great to hear sound…Continue

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Mike Whitney replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"Where is the emoji showing the heavens opening up, golden light beaming down and angelic CBG melodies filling the air? That sums up how I felt when the first amplified note came through my little tube amp. I even went so far as clipping the strings…"
Sep 14
David L. replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"Attached is a photo to show grounding the third lug without using wire"
Sep 13
David L. replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"Sorry the ground symbols was me being lazy. With the grounds added it should be like the attachment. The third lug on the pot is grounded, usually via the back of the pot. Often as a short cut people bend the third lug up to touch the pot side and…"
Sep 13
Mike Whitney replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"Thanks gents - this is extremely helpful. David - I appreciate the time to detail and for the 101-sketch ;). This is a good road map for me.Darryl - no worries at all. My photo didn't show the woven wire around the black wire very clearly. I…"
Sep 13
David L. replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"Scrolling down the page they have the expected meter readings written as I thought they should be."
Sep 13
David L. replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"I would wire it up like you did before as per the diagram below. What I don't understand is the Kohm ratings they have shown - if I have the wiring code correct the reading between the white and black (with red and green soldered together)…"
Sep 13
darryl kernaghan replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"I think David is probably correct Mike, did you have a bare woven wire originally as well? If so that, along with the black need to go to ground, green and red stay connected to each other only, i'm sorry if i misled you earlier, as there was…"
Sep 13
David L. replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"Pot wiring after clearing pot coat and tinning wires and back of pot."
Sep 13
David L. replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"That sounds like a wiring mod to switch between humbucker and single coil. The wiring you want (one humbucker, one volume) is like you did at the start of the thread - red and green soldered together, white to the pot lug, black and bare wire to…"
Sep 13
Mike Whitney replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"Determined that red/green is 'single pole' (I'm assuming for a single / three-way switch). Since I'm not using a switch, would I just leave the red/green wires off?"
Sep 13
Mike Whitney replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"UPDATE -  I used a Google Translate app that can read characters in an image (pretty slick) and determined: RED/GREEN - 'Cut a single line' (not sure what this would mean)WHITE - 'Main line' (assuming…"
Sep 13
Mike Whitney replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"I don't know if this gives any more info as far as the ohm rating on the wires (or if someone can read Chinese!), but I found this, which is the exact pickup I…"
Sep 13
Mike Whitney replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"Thanks for confirming I'm not (way) out to lunch, Tim. Do you think the red/green wires that came soldered together could be positives and should be soldered to the left-most tang on the v/c? That would leave the white / black. This stuff hurts…"
Sep 13
Mike Whitney replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"Hi David -  Thanks for the image. I found that one as well. The strange thing is that the red/green came soldered together, so I'm not sure how relevant the SD wiring diagram is. Maybe this isn't even an SD pickup but just shares some…"
Sep 13
Timothy Hunter replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"he has a white wire from the wiper contact going to the tip. he also has a white wire going from one end of the pot to the casing. he has the pickup coming into the top contact of the pot , so its all good there. the problem is as David L said the…"
Sep 13
JL replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"Looking at the pic of the jack (hard to see) it looks like you have one wire soldered directly to the inner ring and a free tab unused, and the other wire soldered to a tab. a better pic would help, but my guess is you have both wires…"
Sep 13

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