Wiring Library

Discussion in 'Tonefreaks' started by ashbass, May 30, 2007.

  1. cgm

    cgm Senior Member

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    Edit: never mind, I am going a different route with my bb3.
     
  2. jay1williams

    jay1williams Senior Member

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    How would I wire this up for 50's style?

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    It almost looks like the one above, but that one has the cap grounded to the tone pot.
    My understanding was you want the cap between the vol and tone pots?
     
  3. David Collins

    David Collins Senior Member

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    50's style = output loading of the tone pot. All you would need to do is move the white wire between the volume and tone pots over to the center lug on the volume.
     
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    JCarno Senior Member

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    I need some help. I'm embarrassed to have to ask this but here goes.
    I wired up an LP 3 way switch with braided wire. Like a dumb ass, I forgot to label the leads.
    I'm sitting here with my multimeter trying to figure out which is which.
    With the meter set to ohms, what reading am I looking for to determine what lead I'm testing? I just can't wrap my head around it! :eek:
    Without touching anything, the meter reads O.L. When I touch the leads on the meter to each other, I get 000.0. So which of those readings am I looking for if I have one lead on the hot of the switch wire and one touching the switch prong where the hot is hooked up?
    Hope this isn't too confusing, I tried to explain it the best I could. Thanks!!
     
  5. jay1williams

    jay1williams Senior Member

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    So if I wanted to remove the coil tap would I just tape up the green and white wires from the pickups together?

    Thanks!
     
  6. jonesy

    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    TV Jones 4 conductor color codes if anyone needs to know them...

    White +
    Black -
    Red/Green series link (coil split optional)
    Bare wire is baseplate and cover ground (isolate for phase mod)


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  7. DrBGood

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    Has this one been asked before ?

    2 P90S from a 2014 Melody Maker to be installed in a Special 1 Epiphone les Paul. PUs have 4 leads + bare. Guitar has one volume, one tone, three way switch. Wire colors are black, red, green and white.
    I want them installed as regular P90s, no coil splitting or anything.

    Thanks.
     
  8. jonesy

    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    Those are stacked P-90s so they have two coils just like a humbucker
    Red +
    Black -
    Green/White solder and tape off (series link for coil split if desired)

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    DrBGood Senior Member

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    Great, thanks a whole lot Jonesy !
     
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  10. jonesy

    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    You're welcome bro. :thumb:
     
  11. DrBGood

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    Since I have you at the end of the line ...

    Everything connected, checked 3 times, bridge pickup doesn't work. Connected both black/bare to ground on 3 way selector, as it was with the normal P90s. Each red goes to each side of the selector and white/greens are taped together.

    I guess I should unweld the bridge pickup and test it by itself. It doesn't read from selector on the meter as connected. The neck does. Could be the selector itself ? Pretty simple mechanism on that, not much that can go wrong. The lever seem to be doing it's job OK. It worked fine before.

    Thanks again.

    EDIT : I unwelded the pickup and the only reading I get on it, is with green and white. Pickup is dead ?
     
  12. jonesy

    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    With test leads on red + and black - (green white together) you should get full reading of pickup with both coils in series.

    If you put lead on green/white and then the other on the red + or black - you will get reading of each coil individually.

    If one side does not show any reading or shows abnormal reading you may have a bad coil on that pickup.
     
  13. DrBGood

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    No reading in any position. Should I untape the coils and look for a short with the white or green wires ? Or should I return it to the seller so he can claim it on warranty with Gibson, since it is a 2014.

    Thanks
     
  14. jonesy

    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    Not sure what the problem is, but if it's still under warranty I would not take it apart. Contact seller and see what happens.
     
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    Well ... go figure.
    I sent the pickup to the seller so he could forward it to Gibson, they were going to exchange it. But to before he sent it, he tested it and he found out the wires are inverted. Green and white are the live ones (with red & black together). I guess the only combination I didn't try.

    So it's coming back unharmed but goofy.
     
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    Useful video for being able to determine which wires are what when you have an unknown pickup.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UfxQBhqen8
     
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  18. jonesy

    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    :hmm: very strange, doesn't sound right for a Gibson pickup.
     
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    I have a 78 Black Beauty.... Can anyone tell me what the wiring scheme is? I thought it was Modern, but it looks odd. The problem I am noticing is the tones only work proper when the volumes are maxed. When I turn down the volumes, the tone knobs don`t seem to work. Thx.
     

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    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    I took a look at the pic and on the bridge volume pot there is no lead running to the outside lug that the cap lead is connected to. :hmm:

    Modern stock wiring would have the bridge pickup lead and cap lead both going to that outside lug.

    Couldn't see the outside lug of the neck volume pot because the black tube is blocking the view.

    Those 3 pickup guitars use a different toggle switch and the wiring scheme is unlike a typical LP guitar.
     

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