Getting near a decision point.
Rocky Patel 12-year black/maroon/gold box, 25.5" scale, 3 string with birch ply/mahogany neck. Pup is single coil surface mount.
Trying to decide on wiring. In general, what do most people use, straight to jack, vol only, or vol/tone? I am not a great player, and have a Line 6 Pod 2.0 next to my comfy chair.
Strat style pickup, P90, or?
On my P90 guitars I rarely use the tone, so I plan to go with a 250-300K volume pot only.
CBG type (see attached)
Single coil- 250K/300K pots Humbucker- 500K pots use .022uF/.033uF/.047uF for Tone capacitor- bigger value warmer sound?
So is the use of controls on CBG about 50/50?
If you don’t mind not having control over your volume & tone, then go straight to the output jack. But if you want to get the most tonal response out of your pickups, then Volume & Tone pots are a must, they fine tune the sound without having to change your amp settings?
On my full size geets I almost never use them, but that's because I am such a low-level player. On the onter hand, one of my Life Rules is 'better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it'.
On my dual P90 guitars, I change tone by switching between the three pickup combinations. Riding the volume knob is a great skill, though. Can go from clean to edge of distortion with a touch of the pinkie.
I did volume and tone pots with a humbucker. I only play it with the tone rolled all the way off. Too trebly otherwise. I am a bass guitar player, so that factors into it (I'm not much on screaming/biting treble). It would have been simpler to just do a volume pot with a fixed resistor/capacitor for tone. Not a big deal, I suppose.