Post by lushskadoosh on Jan 5, 2016 9:32:01 GMT -5
My friend and I are currently building a Fender Jaguar in Sherwood green based on Johnny Marr's custom model. We are currently stuck on the wiring and how to basically put all the components together and which component's we would need. On the top plate we have a 3 way panel in which we intend to create: A killswitch (toggle on/off), a treble boost (roller wheel), and a bass removal/minimiser (roller wheel). As this is our first build we have vague to no idea on how to add these features. A list of components with how we'd put them in would be greatly appreciated, (also how to ground it, as we don't want to get that wrong at all).
As a starting point, here is the "stock" Fender JMarr Jag, for reference purposes. (Since Fender has now been making this model for several years, and since it's a unique Jaguar wiring, I'll also add a copy to our OEM wiring diagrams section for any future references to this design.)
But what you are outlining seems to be only vaguely related to this guitar's wiring. Will your version likewise use a 4-way "Baja" switch for pickup selection?
On the top plate we have a 3 way panel in which we intend to create: A killswitch (toggle on/off)
This, then will take the place of the so-called "bright switches" on the Marr Jag, right? A kill switch is easy enough to wire, although from where you've chosen to put it, you'll have a long wire run to the main control cavity. You'll wire it "last in line", just before the output. Best practice is to use it not to just disconnect the "hot" wire to the jack, but so as to ground the output completely.
a treble boost (roller wheel), and a bass removal/minimiser (roller wheel)
OK, now you're rapidly losing me. A "treble boost" sounds suspiciously like an active circuit, like one would find in a pedal; a passive circuit generally doesn't "boost" anything. So, are we talking about something involving transistor sand a 9V battery here?
If not, and we're talking about a passive circuit that will enhance treble at the expense of bass, how is that different from a "bass removal/minimiser"?
And, on a regular Jaguar, the roller wheels are simply a separate set of V and T controls for the neck pickup alone. These can be switched out of the circuit. What your describing involves having these controls affecting both pickups, and always being in the circuit. This means we will also have to consider how they will interact with your regular V and T controls (which I assume this guitar will have, right?)
also how to ground it, as we don't want to get that wrong at all
Well, we'll need more info, as above, before we get into the specifics of wiring this. But getting the grounding wrong will mean either that the thing won't work correctly or will be overly noisy. You won't hurt anything by doing so.