Les paul wiring

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  1. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    As long as they're all grounded together for continuity,No it shouldn't.

    Well my thinking and i might be wrong in it..
    With the thin piece of paper/tape around the shaft when you go to put the knob on. The material would be pressed into and conform with the grooves/splines on the shaft making the fit tighter.
    If you use glue in the knob you'd fill in the grooves..If you use just a little to much glue? Then what?
    It wouldn't be easy to get the glue out.
    You don't want to have to force it on.
    Tbh i think i'd try what i told you not to before i'd put glue into the knob.

    Maybe i'm over thinking it though.
     
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    Yeah I guess I will try the tape first to be on the safe side.
     
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    Um yeah so i found out that the top 2 push pull pots don't seem long enough for the knob. When you put a knob on them there is no room to grab it to pull it. Could it be some issue with the wood in the cavity being thick?
     
  4. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Is there a second nut or extra washers you can remove to get a little extra thread through the body.

    Second nut near the base.
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    What kind of pots are you getting from China and why China? CTS pots are more exact and last for years.
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    These two?


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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Well going by the look of the guys website and the other harness's he's selling. It looks like he is just re-selling stock Epiphone wiring harness's and harness's with slight mods(like yours). So theoretically they should just be drop in replacement's.

    Hard to tell from the pic,But how much of the threaded shaft/furrel is sticking out through the body..it doesn't look like much.

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  10. jonathan27

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    I made sure the whole thing was sticking through on every pot before I tightened it.
     
  11. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    :hmm:

    Do you remember if there a second nut(For height adjustment) threaded onto the shaft?


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  12. jonathan27

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    Idk, I didn't pay that much attention to the stiff below the rod that connects the knob.
     
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    Ok so I took the nut off of most of the pots and it worked but, one of the knobs is like less than an inch big and you can just pull it right off when you pull on the push pull pot. I don't know how well tape will work since I mostly have masking tape...
     
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    Well the paper trick worked. I'm hoping these tuners I bought from ebay from china won't have some size issue when I put them on like the knobs.
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    So yeah i took parts from my other les pauls and strings and put them on this but when i plugged the guitar in it only worked with the toggle switch to the far left. There's also this red wire that was off when i put the electronics in so idk where to solder it to. 20170617_151156[1].jpg
     
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    So i put the original switch on that came with the pots and just changed the cap from black to white and works fine except when the switch is in the far right postion. The red wire in the cavity is still sticking out, no idea if that's the problem.
     
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  17. Scootermuppet

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    Surely all Les Pauls have 'Les Paul' wiring....? :hmm:


    ...No?

    ...ok, I'll get my coat on the way out :io:

    :facepalm:
     
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    lol, i'm gonna take it to guitar center to see how much they will charge to fix the problem.
     
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    Well i fixed the issue, one of the black wires that connected to the pots was disconnected for some reason.
     
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  20. C_Becker

    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    CTS makes good pots for sure, but they are larger than the metric pots used on most import guitars. Which means you'd have to ream the holes in the guitar to make them fit.
    I guess not everyone wants to do that.
     

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