Les paul wiring

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  1. jonathan27

    jonathan27 Member

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    So i bought a 2014 les paul standard plustop pro as a guitar to work on and i discovered this wire sitcking out of the cavity where the pots would be. This guitar doesn't have any pickups, switches, or pots in yet so i'm confused on what this could be leading to. 20170601_191444.jpg
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    That is the ground wire that goes to/from the tailpiece stud bushing to the back of one of the pots.

    Like this,


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    Welcome to MLP.....

    How about some "Before" pics of this project you speak of.....

    ( be assured any question you may have will be quickly answered - I've learned SO much the last couple of years since I joined MLP ! )
     
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    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    Welcome to the MLP :)
    As Chasenblues said, it's the groundwire going to the tailpiece. The end in the cavity goes to the back of one of the pots.
     
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    So yeah needs a lot of stuff. The only thing im not sure how to do is wire it all together. Also another quick question, does this look like a honeyburst finish or an ice tea burst? 20170605_063544[1].jpg
     
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    Looks like honeyburst, to me ....my '05 honeyburst looks like anything from bourbonburst to lemonburst, depending on the lighting conditions and angle ...and the finish appears to be darkening over the years for whatever reason....it lives on a stand, but not in sunlight....I have no idea.
     
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    Still waiting for the parts to get here. Ordered them from china on ebay in may...Also what are your opinions on the probucker 1 and 2 pickups?
     
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    I had the same guitar. The coil taps were just standard ones that split the pots, no phase reversal, so that would be a cool change from the original imo.
     
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    Yeah apparently a chinese bridge will fit a korean les paul but a chinese cavity cover won't fit. Any idea's where i could buy one that would fit?
     
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    Just put in the pickups with the pickup rings... So much misery with the springs and screws. But it looks good now. :)
     
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    Well, I ordered the pots. Hopefully everything will fit...
     
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    Everything fit, but 2 of the knobs on the push pull pots come off when you pull on it easily.
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Some might suggest that you use something to gently pry apart the split shafts a bit to tighten up the fit. Which if you go too far you might end up with this issue.

    A broken shaft.

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    I'd try a small/thin'ish piece of paper or tape around the shaft then try fitting the knob on.
     
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    Yeah i was thinking of putting a bit of gorilla glue or modeling cement in the knob to fill the gap. What's weird is 2 of the knobs work fine and the other 2 are big i guess. That's what you get from buying from china...
     
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    So i still have to solder the ground wire to the pot. Does it really matter which one i solder it to? 20170615_221139[1].jpg 20170615_220915[1].jpg
     
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    I hope you don't mean trying to glue the knob on..Definitely something you shouldn't do.
     
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    No, i was gonna put a little glue in the knob and let it sit for a day and then put the knob back on.
     
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    Excited to see how this phase shift pot will sound. Only waiting on the tuners, a chrome bridge and a jack plate.
     

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