#1
How would I wire a guitar with two pickups, each with their own volume controls, and no switch (i.e as if the switch were in the middle position)?. I've tried simply connecting the output leads of both pickups to the output jack, but the bridge pickup only works when the neck is activated, and not by itself.

So what should I do?
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#2
orient the potentiometer so that the tabs are pointing down and you are looking at the bottom of the casing, not the side with the shaft.

pickup #1 positive lead = middle tab pot 1
pickup #2 positive lead = middle tab pot 2
pickup #1 negative lead = third tab pot 1 (far right)
pickup #2 negative lead = third tab pot 2 (far right)
post volume wire 1 = first tab pot 1 (far left) to output jack (tip)
post volume wire 2 = first tab pot 2 (far left) to output jack (tip)
ground wire 1 = connect both far right wipers of pot 1 and pot 2
ground wire 2 = connect the ground system to the output jack (base)

there you go. two volumes, each independant. this is how my double fat strat is wired.
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Last edited by jedilley at Aug 3, 2008,
#3
yeah, it won't work with a regular volume pot setup like you have discovered. When you set one of the pickups to 0% you've basically grounded the output = no sound


what jedilley mentioned should be alright

I drew up a schematic if you want to see whats going on
#4
Thanks! That works fine. I added a tone control for the bridge as well.
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