Post by pablogilberto on Jan 15, 2020 7:01:43 GMT -5
Do you know any guitar wiring templates?
I mean, the acrylics with slots/holes, positions/shapes for strat, teles, Les Paul, Jazz Bass, Pbass etc. The ones that usually comes with pre-wired kits / wiring harness kit.
I want to create this templates so I can work faster on my wiring experiments. I want to solder components even without the guitar. I think that will be efficient. BUT I want to use minimum wires that why I want to have a template.
Post by blademaster2 on Jan 15, 2020 8:49:31 GMT -5
I just used stiff cardboard with holes cut into it that matched the drilled holes of the wiring cavity. The top of a cardboard box works well if the edges are high enough for the pots to poke through and it can still sit on the edges of the box top. If you use stiff interconnecting wires then the whole assembly can retain that shape better and be inserted nicely where the pots/connectors line up with the holes easily.
I agree that it is far better to do this than to reach inside the cavity and risk damage to the guitar finish. I actually also used inline connectors (crimp type) for the pickup wire connections in one of my guitars so that I never need to do any soldering within the guitar cavity. It worked perfectly.
I just used stiff cardboard with holes cut into it that matched the drilled holes of the wiring cavity.
I do the same, easy enough to make a new one each time, I just trace the pickguard out for Strat-type guitars. A little tougher to do with rear-routed guitars, but trimming a piece of cardboard down to the size of the control cavity is doable, I just use the cover as a template and cut it down a little at a time until it fits flush to the bottom of the control cavity.