Wiring diagrams?

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  1. squierjosh

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    Anyone know where I can find a wiring diagram? I have a homemade guitar that I put an old Squier Tele bridge pickup in, and want to just wire it to a volume control, but no tone control.
     
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    seymour duncan dot com has them all
     
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    Cool, thanks for the diagram. Do I read that correctly, that I bend that third post up and solder it to the pot?
     
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    Thanks for the clarification!

     
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    lol... anytime, just doin my job...
     
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    Stupid question, but I'm considering modding a strat of mine to 3 volumes, no tone, with three SC-sized HB's with triple series/singlecoil/parallel toggle switches:

    Is the whole "tab bent up" thing the only difference between a pot wired for volume and one wired for tone? That's the only diff I've ever seen... TIA
     
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    Excellent, that diagram can also serve to troubleshoot pickups.:)

    A bit tedious perhaps, but better to resolder than buy another pickup.
     
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    It is kind of...
    A volume control will have a tab grounded with the other two assigned to the jack or the signal from the pickups [the PUP selector or their individual controls etc.]. In the diagram posted here [which is shown from the perspective of the underside of the scratchplate] fully-clockwise [when it's installed from the player's perspective] will have the PUP going straight to the jack. Fully anti-clockwise the jack is short-circuited and the entire guitar circuitry is bypassed.

    A tone control has a capacitor placed on the same tab you would ground in a volume control. However the centre tab is only used and wired to a PUP. When fully clockwise the caps effect is lessened by the resistance in the pot. When fully anti-clockwise the cap is fully in effect. What a cap does is store energy and discharge it, like a battery except it itself does NOT produce energy, electricity must be put into it and it must charge. A tone control grounds out a specific amount from a signal, this amount is dictated by the capacitor.
    Check this out:
    http://www.planetz.com/?p=667
     
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