#1
Alright when looking at this diagram.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=1h_1v_1sas

Are the pots Linear, Audio, or Log?

Also what's a normal size pot for a guitar?

And what is good wire to use for guitar wiring. I'm using some thin unshielded and it sounds pretty bad.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
Last edited by kylendm at Jul 8, 2010,
#2
the pots depend if your pickups are active or passive

The pots in the diagram are 500k so the pickups are passive. in active pickups the pots will only be about 25K where passives are usually 250K or 500K. you can youtube the differences between logarithmic and linear pots. logarithmic pots sound more smoother to the ear where linear when you turn the pots it may sound like the volume isn't increasing consistently
Last edited by cainmd at Jul 8, 2010,
#3
audio and log tapers are the same. jsut different names. the taper depends entirely upon your personal taste.

if by "size" you mean value, then 250k for single coils or 500k for humbuckers. You can use any value you want. again, it's all taste. lower values dump more highs from the signal. for actives, use whatever the manufacturer of the pickups suggests.usually this is 25k (not a typo). You pretty much have to use the value they suggest or else things get screwy.

you can use any kind of wire you want. doesnt have to be anything special. 22-24 awg is ideal. if it sounds bad, i promise it isnt the wire, unless you are using decrepit old wire or suck at soldering.
#4
Well this is for my Seymour Duncan JB. I ment shaft size sorry Jim.

Right now I have a LOG pot for the Volume control and when I turn it, it's cracking and the sound has no difference at all. It cuts out and it's a piece of shit. I tried cleaning it with contact cleaner inside and there was no difference.

This is the current guitars wiring.

http://www.ibanez.com/support/wiringdiagrams

but I removed the Single coils and am using a JB now. The Linear pot was the one that got screwed up because of excessive solder so I'm using the LOG pot and it just sounds bad.

Looking at it now though this is what I want.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=1h_1v_1sas

If I got this stuff
http://www.bestguitarparts.com/guitar-part/221/Vintage_Style_Cloth_Covered_Wire.htm

http://www.bestguitarparts.com/guitar-part/65/500K_CTS_Potentiometer.htm

http://www.bestguitarparts.com/guitar-part/49/Switchcraft_1-4_Panel_Jack.htm (need a new jack)

should I be good as far as the diagram goes?
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#5
old pot is crapped out and useless. hopefully you've replaced it.

so by "shaft size" are you referring to the length? learn to be specific. either way it depends on how thick the wood is from the top of the guitar and the top of the cavity. like Les Pauls need "long-shaft" pots (idk the exact length).

so you have the diagram and all the parts shown in the diagram, and are still wondering if you can do this? i'd say so..

this should have gone in the wiring thread btw.
#6
I was actually talking about the nut width. I just ordered all the parts with 3/8 width. If it's too big I'll just drill. Thanks for the help.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)