#1
Did you use a book or online help or what? Just a very general question. I'd really appreciate your feedback.


Thanks
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Hugo
#2
I just followed the directions on how to solder that were provided on the back of my soldering iron's packaging, then I followed the color-coded directions provided with my pickups. It's paint-by-numbers simple, really. As far as custom wiring goes, I use the internet for resources.
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#3
It's easy...just look around the net for basic electronics guides.
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#4
I worked for a small company that built PA equipment.
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#5
hmm, i probably should have read the directions that came with my soldering iron. but i've found that both duncan's and dimarzio's online (and in-packaging) instructions are incomplete, but when i combined the knowledge presented by both of them i got a more complete picture. other than that it was trial and error.
#6
I started taking apart a POS guitar and kept track of which wire went where. I started reading more about the whys and that led to me modding my own guitars. I'm starting with amps now...
It's a fine line between clever and stupid.
#7
I do lots of computer and electronics mods. Which involve soldering. I can also read schematics. So everything for basic guitar electronics is pretty simple.
#8
i just figured everything out by looknig at it and thinknig, i have known how to solder for 10 years now, and i used to know how to read schematics
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#9
Just simply after looking at lots of different diagrams. I've managed to piece together all the stuff I really need.
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#11
Well i got a solering iron... jk i learned it at school (it's a lot better at home 'cos u dnt get told off for biting wires to get the insulation off the ends.)
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#12
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Well i got a solering iron... jk i learned it at school (it's a lot better at home 'cos u dnt get told off for biting wires to get the insulation off the ends.)


heh... Ive never thought of biting them... I think you've started me on something...
#13
The first day I got my electric I took the pickguard off

I soon replaced the ****ty switch that came with it, then eventually rewired the whole thign
#14
I got swineshead pickups, and it has diagrams on there, and soldering is pretty simple really.......to be honest........
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#15
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heh... Ive never thought of biting them... I think you've started me on something...

It's better for your teeth and your digestive tract to use a lighter to melt the plastic off the ends if you don't have a wire stripper.
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#16
I actually took an electronics course. I know that Fender has a large library of schematics for their guitars. It's pretty easy if you just pay attention and follow the diagrams. The schematics are on their website and are available for free.
#17
Now I've heard it said from various articles on the internet that most guitars, even higher end ones, are wired in a completely inefficient and almost completely poor manner. How much veracity is there to that sentiment?
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#18
trial and error on the basic stuff ike just wiring pups in series and stuff. coil tap and coil split and stuff like that i use the net for diagrams and schematics.
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#19
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It's better for your teeth and your digestive tract to use a lighter to melt the plastic off the ends if you don't have a wire stripper.


Can I still eat the delicious plastic pieces after i strip them off?
#20
1) i have a vast electrical background, so i understood what to do before hand
2) i read the diagram that came with the pups
3) thats it
#21
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Well i got a solering iron... jk i learned it at school (it's a lot better at home 'cos u dnt get told off for biting wires to get the insulation off the ends.)



I'm taking the electronics course in high-school next year (going into 9th grade)... i swear if my teacher doesn't give me a pair of dikes, he/she is NOT yelling at me for biting wires to strip them