Post by sullysaints on Jan 30, 2015 16:37:44 GMT -5
Hey Gang, I'm a woodworker and a guitar player, so obviously, my hobbies would eventually merge. I'm on my third build and am attempting my first wiring mod. My guitar will have 2 humbuckers (4-wire). Controls will be 2 volume and one tone as well as a 3-way selector. I have push/pull pots for each knob.
There are tons of great wiring designs on the internet, but none that have exactly what I want to do:
I would like one volume control push/pull to coil split the neck humbucker, selecting the coil closest to the neck. I would like one volume control push/pull to coil split the bridge humbucker, selecting the coil closest to the bridge. I would like the tone control to trigger a master series/parallel option for when the humbuckers are in humbucker mode.
I've seen one wiring with a dual coil tap and a master series parallel, but not exactly what I want above. I am not experienced in wiring diagrams, but figured I could ask those with experience as to if what I want is a possibility. Thanks in advance! -Sully
What you request may be similar to some other schemes, subject to a few questions:
Have you got the parts yet?
Which pickups do you have in mind (affects wire colours)
The main questions are about the tone control and its push/pull switch. You noted that the series/parallel switch is for when the pickups are in humbucker mode. Is it desired that this switch is only active when the pickups are humbuckers? Much easier and more interesting to have it work in both humbucker and single modes
With a single tone control and two volumes, it implies that the tone control is probably wired after the volume pots and switch, the last control before the output. On Les Pauls, having tone pots (two in that case) after volume pots is called 50's wiring, and it affects the way the tone pot interacts with the volume pot when volume is reduced. Many people like it (not me though). I suggest reading up on it. It would make your wiring simpler if you adopt it. The alternative is to use a dual-ganged tone pot, which is available with e push/pull. Each half can then be wired before the volume pot.
Either way, you scheme is most similar to Jimmy Page wiring of a les paul, so Im sure we can adapt one.
Finaly, to make a wiring diagram, you need to decide approximately where the controls and jack are in relation to each other, so that appropriate wiring runs can be drawn. Could you post a sketch of what you have in mind?