I have read QTB and done all shileding for a custom job to a Godin Radiator. I have 2 pickups with 2 volume and 1 common tone control and no switch. Can someone provide a simple schematic or other help?
I am not sure how to get the tone and volumes hooked up with the star grounding ring. Mount the lug on the tone pot or volume pot? Same question for the 2 conductor shield.
I think I need to combine the 2 volumes output into the tone but am uncertain. Tried to search this board but found nothing specific to this.
I think the pots are supposed to get grounded by touching the shielding on the pickguard. The shielding gets grounded by the lug placed between the switch and the shield (which goes to the star-ground area). That's how I thought it works, although I haven't done it yet .
My fault for probably not explaining my question. I'll try again. Hots from pickups go to middle lug on the volume pots. All pots have a lug connected to the star ground. The other lug on each volume pot (not the wiper) connect to the tone pot right? Then middle lug of the tone pot goes to the ouptut jack. And star ground washer mounts to tone or volume, or it doesn't matter? Or do I need some other way?
Hots from pickups go to middle lug on the volume pots.
Yep, to the middle lug.
All pots have a lug connected to the star ground.
Yep, both volume pots are, from the lug numbered "0". (You haven't explained just how your tone pot/cap is wired.)
The other lug on each volume pot (not the wiper) connect to the tone pot right?
Yep, from the lug numbered "10" on both volume pots to the middle lug (wiper) on the tone pot (again, you haven't explained just how your tone pot/cap is wired). The lug numbered "0" on the tone pot goes to one lead of the tone cap. The other lead of the tone cap goes to signal return.
Then middle lug of the tone pot goes to the output jack.
Yes, if your tone pot/cap is wired just as I described it, it goes to the signal output terminal on the output jack. The high frequency cut tone circuit is a series network essentially across the output jack in this wiring example. The procedural order of the components (cap connected to signal return or tone pot lug number "0" connected to signal return) doesn't matter. However, the lugs used on the tone pot do matter.
And star ground washer mounts to tone or volume, or....