New to this board, and to guitar electronics (and gtr assembly). I'm making my first guitar and it is very much my own thing all the way down to the electronics. I stumbled upon Quieting the Beast, and now I am rethinking the wiring I had spent a month thinking about!! Bear with me, my language will be layman.
So without going into too many specifics I just want to make sure I understanding some things about QTB because I would like to minimize hum! (by the way, my wiring is for a Humbucker bridge, P-90 neck, 1 vol, 2 tones, a 3 way-toggle for bridge/both/neck, and a on on/on/on DPDT mini-switch for the humbucker only, series, parallel, split, there is also a on/on mini-switch for a bass cut on the bridge pup).
So, here is what I think I need to incorporate in my wiring:
1. the shielding in the control cavity, and the around the individual pick-up slots are connected together and together they represent the Chasis Ground.
2. I will not be grounding the bridge or my strings.
3. All grounds from pups, pots, switchs, etc should be isolated and should all go back to one central grounding ring, which is then grounded to the Chasis Ground through the .33uf cap. Meaning no matter where it's coming from, it goes through this cap before hiting the Chasis Ground.
4. Since my output jack comes into my shielded control cavity, I don't need to use the shielded wiring to this jack?
Anything I'm missing, or just totally wrong about here? Thanks - this little project is proving to be pretty challenging, but the rewards will be sweet!
Hi Unk, thanks for the reply.. so sounds like I'm on the right track.
2 -- I guess I've never understood why you need to ground the strings in the first place. Will it make much of difference?
extra - how would I determine the polarity? I had assumed since the HB I have was a bridge pup, the furtherest south coil (one with the adjustable poles) would be the opposite polarity of any pup designed for the neck (ie.it's a SD neck vintage p90).