I'm wiring my pick up with a volume and tone control and am wondering what kind of wiring i need. Is it important that the wiring is shielded with cloth or plastic and how do i test to make sure everything works before i close it up? This is my first attempt and feel pretty stupid.

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Ted, thanks for the reply. I purchased a 4 pole pick up from skeesix, and wired it to the drawing you filed in your post. Thanks for giving additional information on how to test, Its simpler than i thought (alot of common sense).I didn't want to close up the box before i was sure everything was working fine. Thanks for your input and knowledge, its much appreciated.
Ted Crocker said:
Delvero, wire covered in cloth or plastic is called insulated. Shielded means that there is also a foil under the cloth or plastic. You can not wire a circuit without insulated wire. Shielded wire is best for these circuits but not necessary, I only use shielded wire on pro series instruments.

What kind of pickup are you using?

Here's a wiring diagram to follow to get the proper circuit.

You can test the completed circuit by holding the pickup above the strings of another guitar. Or you can hold a dremel or electric drill over the pickup and use it as a tone generator.

If you're not good with electronics I can supply everything you need presoldered.

Good luck!
The bridge is a resonator coverplate.


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