Okay, I have ancient EKO FLorentine guitar. I think its model 360, but not sure. It´s wiring is torn apart, but I think I have all the parts( not totally sure), and I have tried to find a electric diagram so I could repair it, but I have discovered nothing. So here´s the question: Does anyone here have experience wiring Eko guitars? This guitar has 2 pickups, 2 tone, 2 vol, and switch, which has four position, both pu, neck, bridge and peculiar 0 pu:s, when it should not give any signal to amp.
welcome to the board. wiring the two pickups with seperate tone and volume pots won't be too hard. Does your guitar have humbucker pickups or single coils? If it has HBs, you could base yourself on Gibson diagrams for similar setups.
I think the main point will be the switch and to find out how it works. Could you describe it or take a picture? If you got old pots you should check their value with a multimeter.
Hi there. This is the florentine, which I have www.fetishguitars.com/html/eko/ekocatalogues/65/08.html (forget to post that link, sorry ) I know that I could make it work with Les Paul style switch, althought I would want to try to make it work with the original switch. I am not now home, so I can´t actually send any pics, but as soon as I arrive home I post a crappy schema about the guitar. Actually, the switch is the part that confuses me most because, its physical form does not resemble any switch, I have seen. and thanks for the reply.
and little additional information switch´s solder terminals 0 is common terminal 0,1 & 5, is connected when both pu:s are selected 0 & 2 is conn. when I is selected 0 & 3 is conn. when II is selected and 0 & 4, is for zero postion, and this is peculiar. I think then none of the pu:s should give signal. ANd pu:s are single coil . every capasitator is value 47000pF/125, except C5 which is 33000pF/125V And those resistors R2&R4 are 4.7k and R3 & R1 are 47k What kind of pots this thing has I don´t know...
the 0 position is called stand by position carlos santana has this position on the santana II and uses it when he switches guitars during songs like african bamba and maria maria the switch you are refering to looks like a vari-tone switch cant really be sure though if you know which terminals connect in which positions you could wire it from that nice looking guitar by the way
though if you know which terminals connect in which positions you could wire it
what do you mean. I know the terminals wich connect in those four postions. Was it not cleat in my last reply?
0 is common terminal 0,1 & 5, is connected when both pups are selected 0 & 2 is conn. when pup I is selected 0 & 3 is conn. when pup II is selected and 0 & 4, is for zero postion
The switch if I understand correctly is a rotary switch, non-shorting type. There is four mechanical positions, therefore four electrical positions. Nonetheless this is my first wiring job, so if some one could guide me through this. Where do I solder output jack terminals? And how is that stand by position is made physically. What happens there electrical? There is that C5 capasitator, has it any relation? If someone just point me to the right direction, I would really appreciate it. And please understand that I´m a noob in both areas. Electricl guitars and electrics in general.