Post by myguitarhatesme on Aug 22, 2007 21:07:11 GMT -5
(EDIT: moved to appropriate forum by sumgai on 8/28//07)
Hi, I'm a guitar & bass player of amateur/moderate skill who loves rough metal licks, fast thrash rhythms and difficult time signitures. And I like a lot of ambient and mellow stuff as well, like neil young, REM, and the manics! I love my rock. I looked through this forum, saw that you were all friendly guys, and I wondered if you can help me with a problem I have.
My electric guitar is an Ibanez SA, and I'm having problems, such as - where does that red lead go? Oh, it seems to work if I jam it in that metal thing there! And such. I'm looking for a begineers site on electronics really, or a rough awareness, just so I can understand the basics of guitar electronics.
My apologies if this sounds silly, but I can't find anything on the internet. What I have works now, but the fuzz is terrible. Speaking as a red blooded male (and a computer repair man) I'm sure I'll pick up the pace. I'm just looking for a resource on electronics, and its so frustrating to find one! Where do you guys go if you want to know what to solder to what? I'm 100% self taught in a rural area, its not easy when none of your friends know what a guitar looks like from the outside, let alone the inside!
Thanks to anyone who can help out! And kudos points to good resources! I've been playing for years, but I'm still a newbie.
I would like to start off by saying. Welcome to Guitar Nuts!
What model of the SA series do you have? What pickup Config (SSH, HH, HSH ect.) This would help as far as knowing which red wire and what switches ect are in the guitar.
As for where? For a good portion of us, youre on it right now. Once you get familiar with the inside, you will notice that you just kinda know. a site that i found rather useful to learn was here.
if your guitar is fuzzing pretty bad, you will want to check all of the grounds(does the fuzz/hum go away when you touch the strings/bridge?). You also may want to look into shielding your guitar.
once you figure your way around that basics, i can all but promise that you will want to try some of the mods on here. at that point, i will warn you. it is addictive and you will never have youre guitar back together ever again. there will always be something you want to try....