I have narrowed the hum coming from my speakers when I play to my guitars. I decided to rewire them both. The problem is, I cannot seem to do it correctly. I rewired one of my guitars completely, and I can hear it through my setup, but it sounds very clean, even when my amp is set to have a lot of distortion. I think the problem lies in a few things I bought. I am trying to wire 2 EMG pickups into my guitar with 2 volume knobs, 1 tone knob, and a 3 way Gibson style pickup selector. I bought a .01 capacitor for the tone knob, but I am getting the feeling this is not the correct capacitor for my situation, what capacitor should I buy? Also, I bought 3 25k ohm pots from radio shack. Even though they should be the correct rating for active pickups, are there specific pots made for guitar or something? I am just trying to narrow things down. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
Epiphone Les Paul Custom Silverburst 500t/490r
Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier Rect-O-Verb Series 2 Head
Carvin vt412 4x12 cabinet