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    Stumped with HUM

    Not necessarily, two guitars could have poor wiring. If he unplugs the guitar and the hum is still there, THEN it's definitely not the guitar!
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    Recommendations? Strat pickups...

    I recently bought a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound middle for a HSH guitar, and...I don't recommend it. It's flat and high output (which I wanted), but doesn't sound very Strat like at all. I'm on a similar mission as you, and I'm looking into Lindy Fralin pickups, which have an option called...
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    Stumped with HUM

    Well, each pot needs to be grounded as well, but it's best to use the minimum number of wire loops (zero ideally). If you traced out the wiring, you might see that most components are grounded to one pot, and then from there a few "tendrils" go off to bring the ground to the other pots and the...
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    Stumped with HUM

    Ground loop is the most likely culprit, there's a reason that everything is usually grounded to one pot.
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    Whats the deal with PRS guitars?

    I had done a lot of internet research about a year ago and went into the guitar store looking to buy a Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 or similar. Instead, I walked out with a Suhr Modern, which I hadn't even considered before going in! I have zero GAS for a PRS now, even negative GAS. None of the...
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    God damn cancer

    My 37 year old sister is dieing of cancer and most likely won't survive to see her 38th birthday. Fuck cancer, I don't know what else to say.
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    Bare Knuckle Holydiver Neck Pickup

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    2021 Wizard Amplification W800 - JCM 800 killer!

    I noticed that the Master was down pretty low, about what volume was that? Does it have any low power modes or anything? Cool amp.
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    Wiring Roadblock, Volume/Volume/Tone (Split/Split/Phase) (3-way)

    Oh man, sorry to hear it. Unfortunately this is the kind of job that's impossible to do without a multimeter, unless you get extremely lucky and get everything right the first time with no issues. Get some solder remover like this: and start cleaning all of the solder off of everything so...
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    Wiring Roadblock, Volume/Volume/Tone (Split/Split/Phase) (3-way)

    I just realized that I can't give you a simpler wiring solution if 1) your selector switch is far away from the others (you need extra leads to go through the body to get there), and 2) you want to be able to switch phase. I was going to suggest that you give me a quick phone call, but now I...
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    Wiring Roadblock, Volume/Volume/Tone (Split/Split/Phase) (3-way)

    One more thing: can you do me a quick favor? I want to make sure that all of these manufacturers are using the same terminology. Do you have a multimeter to measure resistance? Make sure that the maximum amount of resistance is measured between your BLK and GRN wires on each pickup. The...
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    Wiring Roadblock, Volume/Volume/Tone (Split/Split/Phase) (3-way)

    Thanks for that. It would help if you actually labeled the signal names at each connection, so that I didn't have to look up the key for each different humbucker. Although it appears that the Seymour Duncan and Dean pickups use the same color codes, if I'm not mistaken. I'll try to take a...
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    Wiring Roadblock, Volume/Volume/Tone (Split/Split/Phase) (3-way)

    OK, here is what you need to do. It will only take about 10 minutes up front, but it will save you a bunch of time and headache in the future. I do this for every rewire I do, and I consider myself an expert (avionics technician in the Air Force and electrical engineer for almost 15 years...
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    Wiring Roadblock, Volume/Volume/Tone (Split/Split/Phase) (3-way)

    I haven't looked carefully at your wiring yet, but I would redo a lot of it. It's not a good idea to solder wires directly to each other like that, you're asking for trouble later. If you have to attach a wire to a wire, you could use a solder style crimp and then put heat shrink over the...
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    Wiring Roadblock, Volume/Volume/Tone (Split/Split/Phase) (3-way)

    Please post pictures of what you actually have. What pickups, how are they currently wired, etc. It's really hard to help otherwise. As BadPenguin mentioned, different pickup manufacturers use different color wires for the same node. I learned this years ago when I replaced the bridge...

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