#1
So, im deciding to make the switch from Active to passive in my guitar. I have a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser, with a fixed bridge (TOM style, but strings fed body through.) I plan on putting in passive pickups, a killswitch, and one new volume and a new tone pot. I know i have to ground my Pups on the bridge somehow, not sure how to tho.

How would i go about with this (wiring diagram please if can >.<. The parts I have currently collected (with matching images) are..

2) 500K pots
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1) Momentary Switch


2) Passive Pickups
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#2
you have to pull the bridge post sleeve out. then drill a small hole from the control cavity to the sleeve hole and feed a wire with the end stripped off through the hole. Put the post sleeve back in and wire the guitar up.

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Last edited by Robbgnarly at Jan 4, 2014,
#3
Is that first picture correct? The picture is of a blend pot, which would usually be used to blend pickup signals... instead of a toggle switch.

The ground wire will be easy enough to install. You should be able to drill a 1-2mm diameter hole from your bridge pickup cavity to one of the bridge post bushing holes. Once you've done that, feed a length of wire through the hole, strip and fan the ends, then replace the bushing. Measure the depth of your bridge post bushing and make sure that your hole is not deeper than that. You want the fanned wire ends to be trapped when you put it back in.

Edit: I need to type faster.
#4
yes those are the pots i have. is that bad?
Edit: also, can i still use it for a volume and a tone pot?
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yes those are the pots i have. is that bad?
Edit: also, can i still use it for a volume and a tone pot?

If you wire one pot to be both volume and tone, you'll end up adjusting both parameters when you turn it. I'm pretty sure they'll be okay for single controls (so you'd wire up one set of lugs, then ignore the other), but I'm not 100% on that and you'll probably have a middle position indent, which might be irritating.
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If you wire one pot to be both volume and tone, you'll end up adjusting both parameters when you turn it. I'm pretty sure they'll be okay for single controls (so you'd wire up one set of lugs, then ignore the other), but I'm not 100% on that and you'll probably have a middle position indent, which might be irritating.


ahh alright. thanks for the heads up. Pots are fairly inexpensive so i might just pick up a new pair if it bothers me.
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Last edited by selibucaz at Jan 4, 2014,