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    Help with wiring? ...would be appreciated !

    The red wire worked perfectly ! Thanks badpenguin for the input.
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    Help with wiring? ...would be appreciated !

    Hey, thanks very much for the thoughtful and in depth reply ! Just for the record this is a 3 way , toggle type switch, looking much like a gibson style switch on top. Probably doesn't matter, but thought I'd mention it. I found this same diagram (and it took me a bit of time to find it, so...
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    Help with wiring? ...would be appreciated !

    I'm wondering if the coil tap switch is wired correctly (or has possibly gone bad). I just put my ohm meter on the pickup wires themselves and the (red wire and the ground) read about 7k and the (white wire and the ground) read around 5k or so (while still soldered to the lugs of the 3 way and...
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    Help with wiring? ...would be appreciated !

    This is wiring in a (mij) bass with humbucking pickups with 3 conductor wiring..not 2...not 4 (from what I can tell and have gathered). There is a coil tap switch ( I believe it is a coil tap and not a coil splitting set up. Could be wrong, though). What's not working is that the Volume pot...
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    Advice on Seth Lover being too bright...wiring/pots, etc???

    Okay, thanks! That's very helpful. I'll give some of this a try and see if I can tame it a bit. I'll follow up later and report results just for the heck of it. Thanks again.
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    Advice on Seth Lover being too bright...wiring/pots, etc???

    I think I'll try 'AR's' suggestion first and if that doesn't do it, go with a 250k and, yes, putting a treble bleed in might be a good idea. Thanks. So it doesn't matter which lug I attach to on the volume pot (obviously other than the 'grounded to the top' lug? And when I ground the...
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    Advice on Seth Lover being too bright...wiring/pots, etc???

    Thanks for the suggestion. I do that too sometimes, lol. I kind of hate doing it that way, but in this case, I think I'll do that.
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    Advice on Seth Lover being too bright...wiring/pots, etc???

    Still somewhat new to the caps/resistor stuff, so forgive me, but that's not the same as a treble bleed? I just can't find any examples online (in the whole wide world web world) except treble bleed examples. At least nothing with a volume only situation.
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    Advice on Seth Lover being too bright...wiring/pots, etc???

    That would be a 'final option', but I'm trying to avoid altering the guitar and just really wanted to have the 'fun' of only having a volume pot. It was/is kind of the point I had in sticking this seth lover in this guitar. I may have to go back to the original pickup since it seemed to sound...
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    Advice on Seth Lover being too bright...wiring/pots, etc???

    While I'm at the computer here, however, any suggestions on how to add a cap or resistor to a VOLUME POT ONLY / humbucker guitar to tame the treble ??? All I'm seeing is treble bleed mods and that, I think, will just do the opposite of what I'm after. Thanks.
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    Advice on Seth Lover being too bright...wiring/pots, etc???

    Hm. No, I didn't. I'm aware of pickup height adjustment and how drastic an effect it can have, but it never crossed my mind, lol. It's about as easy an adjustment as there is, so I'll give it a quick try and see if it does anything to help. Thanks.
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    Advice on Seth Lover being too bright...wiring/pots, etc???

    Yeah, I turned the treble way down and it was still too much. it's just out of line with the normal range of acceptable (at least to me and most humans) range of treble.
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    Advice on Seth Lover being too bright...wiring/pots, etc???

    Is there a good way to wire this up where I don't have to keep restringing the guitar in order to experiment with a one cap/resistor, then another? Maybe an alligator clip coming out from under the pickguard or something?
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    Advice on Seth Lover being too bright...wiring/pots, etc???

    I have an older Yamaha SE110 which is kind of a strat copy / superstrat / poor man's Tom Delonge Strat. It's got a single humbucker in the bridge w/ Volume control ONLY. No tone. It was made this way, stock. It sounded pretty good with the stock pickup (which may be made by Dimarzio, according...
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    Ask Grumpy Old Luthier BCRGreg Thread

    Sorry to be a stickler, but I didn't quite understand that last sentence. Can you restate it? (typos, I think... :) ) Please click on both close up pictures as it almost looks like wires are connected to that lower positioned pot, but if you click on that pic, then enlarge it, you'll see that...

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