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Old 01-05-2015, 11:33 PM   #6901
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Well they say that wiring the tone control to the input side of the volume gives it more punch and wiring it to the output side sounds sweeter. Someone on the SD forums compared it to plugging into the high and low inputs, respectively, of an old Fender amp.

I've never experimented with it though so I can't offer an opinion either way. I always take these kinds of claims with a grain of salt.
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Old 01-17-2015, 02:58 PM   #6902
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---The Ultimate Wiring Thread---

Read my first posts before asking a question. We are here to HELP you, not do it FOR you. All the info you need is on this page. Unlike 99% of 'Ultimate Thread' starters, I've been active in this thread since the beginning. As such, I have continually updated it with info from certain posts within this thread. This makes the size of the thread irrelevant. If it isn't on the first page, it probably isn't in this thread.

There are links on this page that actually teach you about this stuff (highlighted in red text below). If you learn about the components and how they interact, you can do this stuff for yourself and not have to rely on others.

Ice4600: This thread is for guidance, its not a request thread. You should do the searching since you're the one that benefits from it, not any of us. We're here to help you and give as much explanation as possible, but we don't do the work for you. If you have a diagram, by all means post it and we'll check it for you.

For links to many other great threads, check out the GB&C Central Hub.

I'm gonna keep this about guitar and bass wiring issues. Do not ask for pedal or amp schematics. We're not in that business. If you looked through these first posts and didn't find what you needed and you still have a question, feel free to post it!

It's my belief that if someone is looking for wiring diagrams, the first place they'd look is the website of some well-known manufacturer. Apparently, though, this isn't the case... So here are some helpful websites with plenty of wiring diagrams. I even linked directly to the page so you don't have to search the site.

Seymour Duncan

And here are some other sites that are just chock-full of useful info:
http://music-electronics-forum.com/...read.php?t=2114- This may help out if you have any noise issues you can't resolve.

http://www.audereaudio.com/FAQ_PUNoise.htm- This may help out if you have any noise issues you can't resolve.

http://www.audereaudio.com/FAQ_PUMag_Gnd.htm- This may help out if you have any noise issues you can't resolve.

http://guitarnuts2.proboards45.com/...lay&thread=3159- Mods to the Jimmy Page wiring scheme.

Stew-Mac Info on guitar parts and how they work.

http://www.jpbourgeois.org/guitar/microsbis.htm- Many really interesting passive wiring mods.

http://guitarelectronics.zoovy.com/...iringresources/- Wiring resources.

1728.org- Diagrams of unconventional wiring schemes and how some parts work. (Scroll down to "Electric Guitars")

Guitar Nucleus- Some schemes for a few individual guitars.

GuitarNuts- Lots of useful info.

And let's not forget Google.

COMING SOON: Give me ideas.

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For their help. Cheers, guys

how about posting a link or two for pages that deal with the how there are exceptions to humbucker pickups in regards to ohms resistance, or more specifically more information as to if there is a difference in ohms resistance values in regards to type of poles a pickup uses ( dual blade or standard pole type).
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:45 PM   #6903
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Polepiece type doesn't affect the coil resistance of a pickup. The polepieces are nothing more than a way to concentrate the permanent magnet's magnetic field directly under and around the strings.

I'm still working on an article for pickups. This would probably be good info to include.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:51 AM   #6904
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I have just re-wired my guitar adding a kill switch along the way. Now when i plug it in my signal is barely there and when i do not touch any metal parts there is lots of hum.
I think i've grounded it ok because the hum goes when i touch the guitar. What could this issue be?

I followed this simple diagram ( http://i.stack.imgur.com/1jVDt.gif ) but added a push - to - break switch between the signal from the volume pot to the jack. This works and cuts off the little signal i have but allows the hum through. Is here a better way of wiring this?

Any help will be very useful - thanks!
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:02 AM   #6905
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For a killswitch you want a push-to-make switch. You'd wire it across the signal and ground. Pressing it will short out the guitar, leaving dead silence (any noise still heard while the button is pressed is in the amp or pedal chain). A push-to-break switch will leave the hot wire floating, acting essentially as an antenna for noise and other crap in the airwaves.

Remove the killswitch and try swapping the wires to the jack. The inner circular part is ground, the other lug is hot. Once you get it working, wire in a proper killswitch.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:08 PM   #6906
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I don't know if this is the right thread for something like this, but I've recently pondered the idea of a passive treble, mid, and bass cut on one guitar, along with a volume. I know all of these can be done passively, and I have seen diagrams of all of these individually, but I was wondering if anyone has done or has even thought of doing something like this. I think that this would be an excellent increase in tone shaping abilities while still keeping the guitar passive.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:39 PM   #6907
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It usually ends up being a muddy, garbled mess. Passive filters drain signal at each step and a 3-band EQ is a lot to ask from the tiny, high-impedance signal from the pickups. You can try it but there's a reason most EQs are active. It takes a fair bit of tweaking to even make the treble cut on most guitars sound passably good at any setting besides 9 or 10. Multiply that by three, and figure that it actually gets even worse when you stack the effect...bad times.

Try something new

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I've got just the schematic, you'd need a les paul or a minimum of two concerntric (stacked) volume pots. I'll admit tone and bass cut together are pretty useless but still it's worth a shot as it's going to cost way less than a new pickup or whatever.

so regular tone - treble cut
fender greasebucket - bass cut
torress engineering mid scoop / boost

put simply you'd use the hot lead (left contact) on a volume to "activate" the tone and mids , the greasebucket you'd do with the wiper (middle contact) to the input jack.

the way I envisioned it was
volume - greasebucket
tone - mids
mids is very useful on guitars though I found, like the contour knob on the marshall mg series was what made me want to do it so much.

so you retain your les paul volume / tone
seems greasebucket you'd use a lot more than the mids
the way I'm doing this is you'd be able to get away with "vintage" wiring for the tone and the mid you can do the same way. From there I've mentioned the superior way to do the greasebucket.

I can get really into this , capacitor values and all or where to buy the parts. But I'll reserve this for if you send me a private message as I'm all for people trying new things.

premier guitar talked about the greasebucket the best way
torres engineering mid scoop is an easy to google thing, half the websites french but the schematics are good

the components you can buy all off one guy off ebay for under 11$ american with free shipping from Thailand. except for this Xicon audio transformer. That your best bet is Mouser. It's the 42TL021 1.5H model you'd need. My biggest tip since you'd have so many components in your guitar is to use lots of heat shrink. Mylar capacitors and all though which are the cheapest are very forgiving though. If you love the circuit I'd suggest paper in oil capacitors though .

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