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Old 10-12-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Weird Wiring Stuff...

Hey all! It's been a while since I've posted, but here's a weird sitch that's going on now with one of my most finicky builds. It's a white LP body with a Squier Tele Custom neck. It has GFS electronics (the Pro Series humbuggies). The pups have a braid and a black. I have it all wired up with 1007 RadioShock wire, correctly, I think. I can upload a schematic of how it's all done up if necessary. I had it making noise with some solid core thermostat wire a month back, but it was a single pickup in effect, and I decided to replace all the wires with non-solid core. I finally finished it tonight, or so I thought, but when I plugged it in it buzzed quite badly, and was very quiet. Like VERY quiet. It sounds like it wants to be loud, but it's being held back. Any idea?
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Depends, I don't know what pickups go good with plywood. EMGs will make it sound like every other EMG guitar though.

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Old 10-12-2012, 10:38 PM   #2
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Does the buzzing go away when you touch any of the metal hardware? Did you use shielded wire? Are your solder joints all solid?
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:01 PM   #3
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Post your schematic and a picture of your wiring.

Do all the tone and volume knobs function normally?
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See, it's important that people clarify when they say "metal", because I pretty much always assume they are a Cannibal Corpse fanboi.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:01 AM   #4
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Jeez, I should've responded sooner... If I don't get help from the same guys, I won't be surprised. Here's the schematic, and I think that I may have found my mistakes by taking the time to draw out a detailed schemmy, but it's also a possibility that I missed other things.
Feel like an idiot now.

edit: no attachment. If it's too small, I can try to get you a bigger one.
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Depends, I don't know what pickups go good with plywood. EMGs will make it sound like every other EMG guitar though.

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it needs a silver flakes
and sara underwood

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Old 10-18-2012, 02:36 AM   #5
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That diagram is awful to try and read.

But I can see that the only pot that's grounded is the bridge tone pot. Wire all of the pot casings together.

Also, if you have a Gibson 3-way toggle, it needs to be grounded. I honestly don't know if that affects anything in any serious way, but that's the standard way for a Les Paul.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:45 AM   #6
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The pot tabs Im pointing to. Check they are they grounded to the pot chassis along with the braids from the pickup cables.

The wire youve marked in yellow from the tone pot to the tone pot chassis, no idea why thats there. Not needed. Remove it

Bridge ground wire should be soldered to the same pot chassis that your output jack ground is soldered to. Then all the other pot chassis' and switch chassis should be soldered to that one also to complete the grounds. Check you haven't reversed the hot and ground of your output jack also
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