juliusxxrock
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Join date: Aug 2012
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#1
Hey

I'm sitting here with my Telecaster 72 deluxe all naked (the guitar ofc )
I've unscrewed the pickguard to reveal the electronics
I did this because I want to remove the toggle switch, the neck pickup (and its controls) and also the tone knon for the bridge pickup.



Should I just solder away all the parts I wish gone or is it more complicated than that?
Zwart
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Join date: May 2006
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#5
Just wire it like the wiring diagram. All the rest can be removed.
juliusxxrock
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Join date: Aug 2012
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#6
I just removed the neck pup and it was successful

I could do it that way, Zwart, but I think I can learn a few things doing it step for step.

Now my next goal is to remove the pup switch, but I'm not sure how to do it.
The switch is connected to the input jack and the neck and bridge volumes

What should I do? I appreciate any help I can get!

(obs, I edited, I wrote that the switch had 2 connections to the neck volume )
Last edited by juliusxxrock at Jun 2, 2014,
von Layzonfon
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#7
Assuming the digram you have posted is exactly what your current wiring is like...
1. Disconnect both wires from the jack socket.
2. Disconnect the red wire from the switch and reconnect it to the jack tip.
3. Disconnect the black wire that connects the two tone pots from the neck tone pot and reconnect it to the jack sleeve.
4. Remove everything that is no longer connected: neck volume pot, neck tone pot, switch & wiring (it may be easier to do this before making the connections to the jack).

Apologies to Zwart for butting in on his excellent work thus far.
juliusxxrock
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Join date: Aug 2012
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#8
Quote by von Layzonfon
Assuming the digram you have posted is exactly what your current wiring is like...
1. Disconnect both wires from the jack socket.
2. Disconnect the red wire from the switch and reconnect it to the jack tip.
3. Disconnect the black wire that connects the two tone pots from the neck tone pot and reconnect it to the jack sleeve.
4. Remove everything that is no longer connected: neck volume pot, neck tone pot, switch & wiring (it may be easier to do this before making the connections to the jack).

Apologies to Zwart for butting in on his excellent work thus far.

Hey!

Great reply!
I've come so far that I've connected the new connections to the jack sleeve and tip
The neck's tone and volyme controls are all disconnected, except for 1 wire that I don't know what it is or what to do with it.
It's connected to the neck volume and goes straight into the guitar body. I have no clue what to do with it.
von Layzonfon
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#12
Sorry, been a busy afternoon but you got it right, that was the earth connection to the bridge. It just needs to be connected to any other earth point in the circuit, usually the back of a pot.

You can't hurt yourself just by wiring your guitar wrong; guitar voltages and currents are tiny. If you were unfortunate enough to have an incorrectly wired amp that was passing current to the ground, that's when things could get unpleasant.

Good job.
juliusxxrock
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Join date: Aug 2012
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#13
Quote by von Layzonfon
Sorry, been a busy afternoon but you got it right, that was the earth connection to the bridge. It just needs to be connected to any other earth point in the circuit, usually the back of a pot.

You can't hurt yourself just by wiring your guitar wrong; guitar voltages and currents are tiny. If you were unfortunate enough to have an incorrectly wired amp that was passing current to the ground, that's when things could get unpleasant.

Good job.

Okay, thank you once again, your guide was really helpful