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  1. Need Help Tone Pot Trouble

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hey guys, I'm using this wiring diagram: 2H_5WSPL_1V_1T.pdf I'm using a 500k tone pot, but the pdf doesn't specify the value. Everything except the tone pot works great - the coil splitting, the hum bucking, etc. The tone pot has no discernable effect for 95% of its travel except very near...
  2. Help with a wiring issue

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hello. So I recently got a guitar that wasn't complete. I got the parts required and I'm trying to wire it. But it doesn't sound very good. It's running active emg 85 and 81. With 1 volume and 1 tone. A telecaster style 3 way switch. I included pics and the diagram I followed to a tee. But I...
  3. Wiring Suggestions?

    Electric Guitar
    Hello, folks. First time poster here. I have a 90's Hagstrom Swede that I am going to rewire. My plan is to turn it into single vol/tone configuration, and remove the "Sound Filter" cct. I will be putting in a set of Lace Divinators. The intent is to use this guitar for some...
  4. Godin A6 output jack wiring

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hi all. I have a Godin A6 to fix. Piezo & magnetic pickups have signal at their respective outputs but the mix function isn't working. The jacks are different from one another, one is metal and the other has a plastic box like body. I think one may have been replaced and wired incorrectly...
  5. Pickups work but no sound...?

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    So... almost done my Frankencaster... body was found in the trash, old '90s Yamaha RGX220. Pickups I tested on the multimeter and seemed to be ok so kept those. Rest of the pots and switches were trashed... push/pull was broken on one, other was rusty. I used a diagram from Seymour Duncan...
  6. Wiring Issues

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    I have an old '60s Kawai/Winston that's giving me some grief. Nothing worked when plugged in. Has a pair of single coils, big fat ones, 3-way toggle, volume, tone and input jack. Hollowbody so no rear access, had to de-solder the neck pickup to get all the wiring pulled out to test. Pots were...
  7. Need help finding parts for a jazz guitar!

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hey everyone who clicked on this thread! I recently bought the Ibanez AF55 for the purpose of modding it and turning it into a good jazz box. If it can help, I'd like to get a sound that's close to the "D" sound in this video: Absolutely no idea if it's achievable. I figured it's a sound that I...
  8. Where to buy Electronics...

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hey All, I don't know if there's been a thread like this (I did search with little luck) but I am about to re-wire a modified 64 Melody Maker (70's gut job I recently acquired) the pots are spotty (work on #6 though 10) and are muddy. Basiclally it is wired like an SG/or LP with dual HB ala Pat...
  9. Reilander Drop In Strat Wiring Harnesses

    Dealer Emporium
    SWH-2 Strat Wiring Harness with added Bridge tone control Our wire harnesses are a simple, easy way to upgrade the electronics in your guitar. Using premium components, we can remove the hassle of sourcing individual components and following complex wiring diagrams. Simply drop it in, and...
  10. Need Help Kay Vanguard 2 pickup wiring

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    I have been sitting on a mid sixties Kay Vanguard for a few years now. It was missing the neck pickup and I recently found a replacement for it. I was wondering if anyone out there has a 2 Pickup wiring schematic for a Vanguard, or at least good detailed photos of the wiring. Thanks a million.
  11. LP style wiring question

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    changing out the pots in my LP..i wasnt paying enough attention to wht i was doing, forgot how te wire were connected and looked it up... The question is this... Ive only EVER seen the cap placed between the volume and tone pot...but now im seeing every duncan diagram shows the cap on the tone...
  12. Tutorial How to change passive guitar pick-ups

    Guitar Building/Mods/Repair