Wiring Library

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

  1. skrumian

    skrumian Junior Member

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    50s wiring of my 2013 Gibson LP Traditional Pro 2 using 0.015uf & 0.22uf K40Y-9 caps.

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    Question: Does the direction of the caps matter in the wiring? I had "reversed" the neck cap.
     
  2. GLT

    GLT Member

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    Id love to try the 50's style wiring after hearing about what an effect it can have on the sound) but I dont know if its possible with what I want to do......

    Even though I have been playing guitar for approx 40 years I must say that I am a total novice and totally uneducated in anything technical, so please explain in simple language or draw images that a child could understand, as some of the posts on the forum with "caps, ties, harness, 500k pots, bla bla is a foreign language to me :)
    For example ...whats the difference between using 500k pots to using 250k?

    I am left handed ( but string the guitar right handed) I have always played Teles but recently decided to buy a 1996 korean made*Epihone standard plus top Les Paul.
    The guitar is wonderful to play but sounds a little dull at times.

    I am thinking of having the SD Pearly gates set fitted to the guitar in the future and would like to hear your wisdom of what I should change before that ?
    Do I need new pots, wires and capasitors ?
    If so what do i need ? What type? What do you recommend ? ( i know that if i change stuff i should include the switch and input jack too).

    I REALLY do NOT wish to drill in the guitar to fit new pots etc, and then have to buy new tone/vol knobs etc due to the "USA/ Europen" sizing differences ,so please keep that in mind.

    This however is just part of my question......and now it gets complicated...
    I would also like to disable one tone and one volume control so that both pick ups ( and combined middle selection) run*on the same tone and volume controls ( like a telecaster ) Im so used to this after 40 years of Tele playing that its weird and confusing having these "extra tone & volume controls" :)

    Can anyone draw me a SIMPLE wiring diagram for it so that I could try to do this. (remember that its a left handed guitar.....if that matters at all?) :)

    I have seen a wiring diagram on the seymor duncan website but it was still unclear and confusing to me!
    I opened up the back of my MIK 1996 and took these photos.
    I have already mailed people like "Jonesy" and "Martinsixstring" but have not had any replies.

    Sorry if my questions sound stupid and naive .Thanks for any help or guidance

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  3. tomcat1963

    tomcat1963 Junior Member

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    Hi ASHBAS,
    I just rewired my lp3 to three volumes and one tone according to modified diagram in your post but no sound is coming out of the guitar. Any thoughts on what might have gone wrong? I'd be really greatfull for any words of wisdom as to how to fix this problem.
     
  4. warprider

    warprider Senior Member

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    I recall reading previously that those diagrams require a special switch.
     
  5. tomcat1963

    tomcat1963 Junior Member

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    Thanks! Would you happen to know how to wire it with a standard epiphone switch?
     
  6. ashbass

    ashbass V.I.P. Member

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    This is from Frank Falbo in 2004 on Jemsite.com
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    Hi-Pass Filter trick

    I had a revelation today. It's so simple yet so usable. I don't like the HPF's because, although they're cool for using your volume knob like a gain knob, or a clean/crunch adjustment, I often play clean jazzy solo stuff with the tone control down. The problem I have is when you've got the tone knob down, and you're working the volume knob, you get a crappy sound because at the tone knob you're cutting the highs, while on the volume side you're letting the highs pass through while reducing the lows. You're sucking "tone" from both ends. If you have a neck single coil it's even worse. Here's my solution:

    Instead of having the Hi-Pass cap jumping across the switch hot lug and the volume output lug, I run it through the tone pot. First, the wire that leads to the tone knob has to be coming from the switch hot (1st lug) not the output (center lug) and the tone knob has to be wired in the stock "modern factory guitar" fashion, with the wire from the pot going to the center lug of the tone pot, and the capacitor going from the right lug to ground. This leaves the left lug of the tone pot open. We will use that left lug. The little capacitor that jumps the two lugs on the volume pot needs to be removed from the switch hot lug only leave it connected to the center lug. Finally jump a wire from that open lug on the tone pot to the newly disconnected capacitor wire.

    *Here's what it does:
    When you have the tone knob all the way up, there's no change. The pickup hot is feeding 100% through the Hi-Pass cap to the center lug, and everything is as it was. But as you turn the tone pot down, the Hi-Pass cap becomes less and less "connected" to the pickup hot (due to the tone pot's resistance increasing) and therefore allows less and less "Hi-Pass" filtering to occur. Eventually, when the tone knob is all the way down, the Hi-Pass is disengaged. I did it today on a RG550 and it's awesome. It now makes the tone knob totally usable even when you're also playing with the volume knob! If anyone can tell me that there's a problem with this, I'm glad to listen, but I don't think there is. If it's been invented before, I appologize! Theoretically, I imagine that a 500k tone pot is ideal, since you want as little coloration as possible when the tone pot is at "10" but I don't think it really matters.

    ashbass interpretation of Frank's idea
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  7. notjoeaverage

    notjoeaverage Senior Member

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    Anyone have a JHS Vintage Thomas Blug Strat.

    This is what the wiring looks like in mine but the tone adjustment doesn't work.

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    I found this which is a different wiring scheme
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    Some pics of the way mine is wired
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  8. jonesy

    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    This link to the Gibson wiring resources for Guitars & Amps may have already been posted but I thought it might be valuable for some of you searching for the odd Epi or Gibson circuits.

    http://archive.gibson.com/Service/Tech/Schematics/

    Instruments:
    Gibson Les Paul (2 pick up)
    Gibson Les Paul Standard DC (2 pick up)|.pdf
    Gibson Joe Perry Les Paul Signature (2 pick up) |.pdf
    Gibson Ace Frehley Les Paul Signature (3 pick up)|.pdf
    Gibson Jimmy Page Les Paul Signature (2 pick up) |.pdf
    Gibson Blueshawk (2 pick up)|.pdf
    Gibson Nighthawk (2 pick up)
    Gibson Nighthawk (3 pick up)
    Gibson SG X (1 pick up)|.pdf
    Gibson SG Custom (3 pick up)
    Gibson B.B. King Lucille
    Gibson EB-1 Bass
    Gibson AceLPsch
    Gibson AceLPwiring
    Gibson AllAmer.1-SGX
    Gibson BarneyKessel
    Gibson ChetCountryGent&TN
    Gibson Corvus1
    Gibson CorvusIII
    Gibson EB0
    Gibson EB1
    Gibson EB2
    Gibson EB2D
    Gibson EB2dblstereo
    Gibson EB3series1
    Gibson EB3series2
    Gibson EDS-1275sch
    Gibson EDS-1275wiring
    Gibson EH150
    Gibson ES5
    Gibson ES5special
    Gibson ES5Switchmaster
    Gibson ES120T
    Gibson ES135 (p-100)
    Gibson ES150D
    Gibson ES175CC
    Gibson ES335CRS
    Gibson ES335-ES175
    Gibson ES335w-coil tap
    Gibson ES340
    Gibson ES345
    Gibson ES347wCoilTap
    Gibson ES355Special
    Gibson ESB1250
    Gibson ESmodels-byrdland-crest-BKessel
    Gibson ExplorerIII
    Gibson ExplorerWiring
    Gibson Firebird1
    Gibson FirebirdIII&VII
    Gibson FirebirdV
    Gibson FirebirdVII
    Gibson FirebirdVwiring
    Gibson FlyingVbass
    Gibson G3
    Gibson GK55
    Gibson Grabber
    Gibson HerbEllis ES165
    Gibson HowardRobertsFusion (Current)
    Gibson HowardRobertsFusion(early vers)
    Gibson JoePerryLPsch
    Gibson JoePerryLPwiring
    Gibson JohnnySmith
    Gibson Johnny Smith Double
    Gibson L5CES-SuperVCES-S400-ES350
    Gibson L5-S
    Gibson L5Slow
    Gibson L6-S
    Gibson L6Sdlx
    Gibson L6Swiring
    Gibson Landmark
    Gibson LandmarkWiring
    Gibson lp25-50
    Gibson JohnnySmithDouble
    Gibson L5CES-SuperVCES-S400-ES350
    Gibson L5-S
    Gibson L5Slow
    Gibson L6-S
    Gibson L6Sdlx
    Gibson L6Swiring
    Gibson LandmarkSch
    Gibson LandmarkWiring
    Gibson LP SUPREME Wiring Model
    Gibson LPBass
    Gibson LPbassActive
    Gibson LPCustom3PU
    Gibson LPGT
    Gibson LPJumboAcoustic
    Gibson LPPassiveBass
    Gibson LPPersonal
    Gibson LPPro
    Gibson LPRecording
    Gibson LPSig.Bass
    Gibson LPSignature
    Gibson LPTriumph-RecBass
    Gibson LucilleStdNoVar
    Gibson M3schematic
    Gibson M3wiring
    Gibson Marauder
    Gibson nickisixx
    Gibson RD77 Standard Guitar
    Gibson Ripper-L9S
    Gibson S1series1
    Gibson S1series2
    Gibson SB200-300-400
    Gibson SB350-450
    Gibson SG200-250

    Epiphone Dot Studio
    Epiphone Kat Series
    Epiphone LP Bass wiring
    Epiphone sheratonII wiring
    Epiphone Dot Studio wiring
    Epiphone Kat Series wiring
    Epiphone Rivoli wiring
    Epiphone ZakkWylde wiring


    Amplifiers:
    Gibson GA 15
    Gibson GA 20
    Gibson GA 25
    Gibson GA 30
    Gibson BA-15RV
    Gibson BR-6
    Gibson BR-6F
    Gibson BR-9
    Gibson Duo-Medalist
    Gibson EH-125
    Gibson EH-150
    Gibson EH-160
    Gibson EH-185
    Gibson EH-185 two
    Gibson EH -100
    Gibson G10,G20,G30
    Gibson G20A, G30A
    Gibson G35 (REV A)
    Gibson G35 (REV B)
    Gibson G40 (1971 MODEL)
    Gibson G40 (#40297 & ABOVE)
    Gibson G50A
    Gibson G50B-Bass
    Gibson G100A
    Gibson GA2-RVT
    Gibson GA5W
    Gibson GA5WT
    Gibson GA5WTR
    Gibson GA15RV
    Gibson GA20RVT
    Gibson GA30
    Gibson GA30RVS
    Gibson GA40LesPaul
    Gibson GA40T
    Gibson GA200
    Gibson GA-1RVT
    Gibson GA-3RV
    Gibson GA-4RE
    Gibson GA-5
    Gibson GA-5T
    Gibson GA-6
    Gibson GA-6 Lancer
    Gibson GA-8
    Gibson GA-9 Amp
    Gibson GA-15 Amp
    Gibson GA-15
    Gibson GA-15RVT
    Gibson GA-16T Amp
    Gibson GA-3RV Amp
    Gibson GA-4RE
    Gibson GA-5
    Gibson GA-5T
    Gibson GA-6
    Gibson GA-6 Lancer
    Gibson GA-8
    Gibson GA-9 Amp
    Gibson GA-15 Amp
    Gibson GA-15
    Gibson GA-15RVT
    Gibson GA-16T Amp
    Gibson GA-17RVT Amp Scout
    Gibson GA-18T Amp
    Gibson GA-19RVT
    Gibson GA-3RV
    Gibson GA-4RE
    Gibson GA-5
    Gibson GA-5T
    Gibson GA-6 Amp
    Gibson GA-6 Lancer
    Gibson GA-8
    Gibson GA-9 Amp
    Gibson GA-15 Amp
    Gibson GA-15
    Gibson GA-15RVT
    Gibson GA-16T Amp
    Gibson GA-17RVT Amp Scout
    Gibson GA-18T Amp
    Gibson GA-19RVT
    Gibson GA-20RVT
    Gibson GA-20T
    Gibson GA-25
    Gibson GA-30 (2)
    Gibson GA-30
    Gibson GA-30RV
    Gibson GA-35RVT
    Gibson GA-45Maestro
    Gibson GA-45RVT
    Gibson GA-50
    Gibson GA-50T
    Gibson GA-55
    Gibson GA-60
    Gibson GA-70
    Gibson ga-77
    Gibson GA-77RET
    Gibson GA-80
    Gibson GA-85
    Gibson GA-86
    Gibson GA-100 BASS AMP
    Gibson GB440_poweramp
    Gibson GB440_preamp
    Gibson Gibson Mastertone
    Gibson Gibson Plus 50
    Gibson Super Goldtone 30 watt Combo
    Gibson Super Goldtone 30 watt Head
    Gibson Super Goldtone 60 watt Combo
    Gibson GV6-GT Amp
    Gibson Hawk
    Gibson KEA Amplifier
    Gibson KEH Amp
    Gibson KEH- R Amp
    Gibson KlmzooRev12
    Gibson Sabre
    Gibson SUPER GOLD TONE
    Gibson SuperThor(#10100&above)
    Gibson SuperThor(laterversion)
    Gibson ThorBass(bass model)
    Gibson ThorBass(solidstate)
    Gibson TitanI-III&V
    Gibson TitanMedalist

    Epiphone EA-5RVT Emperor
    Epiphone EA-12RVT Futura
    Epiphone EA-12RVT
    Epiphone EA-15RVT
    Epiphone EA-16RVT
    Epiphone EA-25 Century
    Epihpone EA-26RVT
    Epiphone EA-28RVTpathfinder
    Epiphone EA-30 Triumph
    Epiphone EA-35 Devon
    Epiphone EA-35t Devon trem
    Epiphone EA-35t Devon trem
    Epiphone EA-50 Pacemaker
    Epiphone EA-65 Rivoli
    Epiphone EA-70
    Epiphone EA-500T
    Epiphone Electar Tube 10
    Epiphone GA25 (b)
    Epiphone GA25
    Epiphone Galaxie 10 (1st vers.)
    Epiphone Galaxie 10 (2nd vers)
    Epiphone Regent20,50R
    Epiphone regent250main
    Epiphone Regent Bass 50
    Epiphone Studio 10
     
  9. ashbass

    ashbass V.I.P. Member

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    Comments/Corrections are welcome.

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  10. Armitage

    Armitage Senior Member

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    I looked all over for this, a Gibson Les Paul Traditional PRO (1)

    Makes the humbucker into a single coil (the inner coils). They basically short the green and whites to ground.


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  11. Gar

    Gar Senior Member

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    Hi, I want to try 50's wiring in my 2016 Gibson LP Trad. It is currently wired 'modern'. I had a look at the diagrams on the first page. I am under the impression that I only need to move the cap to the lug where the switch is wired and I can leave the tone pot as is (modern style). I like the idea of independent volume controls, I often use the middle position but would like to control the blend of the pickups rather than having a master volume control. I have a done a mock up of what I am thinking, would this work? Thanks
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  12. ashbass

    ashbass V.I.P. Member

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    That will work yes. Read somewhere in this thread that you should unground the third tab on the vol pots as well. Something about tone suck with all that grounding going on. That was mentioned about using two vols with one master vol though. Maybe you won't need to do that since you have no master vol.
     
  13. Gar

    Gar Senior Member

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    Thankyou. I'll see how I get on.
     
  14. Lloydness

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    Is it possible to do phase reversal with a push/pull pot on the tone instead of the volume? I have a 2 humbucker Epi with single volume and single tone and picked up some new electronics. I am looking to do a phase reverse on the tone knob when both are engaged in the middle toggle position.

    So far, everything I've come across with a setup like this has the phase shift with the push/pull on the volume pot, or in conjunction with doing split coil, and usually with a 2V+2T setup. I was trying to search through here, but cannot find the specific setup I'm looking for, or at least not yet.

    I spent the day studying some diagrams to see if I can't figure out the wiring, and I decided to draw my own. I think I got all the right connections made to do the phase reverse on the neck pickup, and that should kick in when both are selected (middle toggle position), without affecting it when the neck is selected on its own. I would love to have some feedback on this, to verify if it is going to work or if I need to make some tweaks. Thanks!
     
  15. Lloydness

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    Here's the drawing... :)
     

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  16. Prairie Settler

    Prairie Settler Senior Member

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    Hey all,

    Interesting question here. I'm building a 2017 Les Paul Classic that I got from stratosphere on ebay. What I'm looking for would be similar to 50's wiring, but with one customization. I would need one push/pull pot for a blower/blow thru switch. Pulled out, this pot would send the signal from the bridge humbucker straight to the jack, bypassing ALL other electronics. Is this possible? I think it should be fairly simple, right?
     
  17. jonesy

    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    This is the wiring diagram for a coil "Tapped" Humbucker or other pickup (not coil split) specifically the Zhangbucker "Splat" mod. I have had a few requests for this diagram and thought it might be useful to some people so I am posting it here. My default wiring method is full Humbucker mode when push pull is in. Coil tap is activated when push pull is pulled up/out. See NOTE: off to side of diagram. Splitting coil is different, that is where one coil is shut off in a Humbucker by shunting series link to ground. Tapped is different where another lead is added to a coil and can "Tap" to select lower wind strength from a coil. Anyways hope this is useful, this diagram will also work with a Tapped single coil pickup as well.
    Splat wiring Zhangbucker tapped HB.png
     
  18. NylesR

    NylesR Junior Member

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    Hello and good day! Screenshot_20171031-142540.png IMG_20171015_200030_510.jpg
    I currently have a Fender Custom Shop Strat that has the Clapton Mid Boost circuit and the TBX tone control with a custom wound set of Klein 59' single coil pickups. Easily the greatest and most versatile guitar I've ever played or owned. The only thing I would like to change is I rarely ever use switch positions #2 and #4 and would like to install a dp/dt toggle to switch between having those two position in series and parallel. I've seen quite a few threads on different forums saying you can do it with a super switch, with push pull pots and toggle switches, the only problem I find is sifting thru the BS and opinions and finding actual working diagrams has been futile at best. Is there anyone who can help me create a wiring diagram that will allow me to do this?
    I attached a diagram of the Clapton boost with TBX control, again I would like to add a DPDT toggle switch to change between in series and parallel in positions #2 & #4. Any help is greatly appreciated!
    Thanks!
     

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