Gibson Les Paul Jimmy Page Wiring - Not working?

Kenni

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Hello all.

I've just finished up wiring the Jimmy Page wiring in a Gibson Les Paul, and when I went to plug it in, I got no sound, just buzzing/humming...
When I touch a metal part, for example the bridge, the buzz/hum goes away, but still no sound..

I've followed the Seymour Duncan Diagram, and installed Seymour Duncan pickups, but can't figure out what went wrong?
I've used a multi-meter, frequently checking for connection and ground, and that seems fine, but something's wrong..

Any suggestions..
Let me know if you need anything, to help clearify..
Thanks.
 

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Hello all.

I've just finished up wiring the Jimmy Page wiring in a Gibson Les Paul, and when I went to plug it in, I got no sound, just buzzing/humming...
When I touch a metal part, for example the bridge, the buzz/hum goes away, but still no sound..

I've followed the Seymour Duncan Diagram, and installed Seymour Duncan pickups, but can't figure out what went wrong?
I've used a multi-meter, frequently checking for connection and ground, and that seems fine, but something's wrong..

Any suggestions..
Let me know if you need anything, to help clearify..
Thanks.
Take it to an expert
 

cooljuk

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Take it to a pro.

It might be hard to find someone who wants to deal with a 21 tone harness at all and also wants to troubleshoot someone else's failed attempt at one. That's not a pleasant job to come across the bench.
 

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***SOLVED***

The issue is now solved - I changed out the un-shielded wires from the switch to the control cavity, which came with the wiring, and that took the noise away... There were two options of switches, one with vintage cloth and another with the classic shielded braid - I just chose the wrong config. of switch for this type of complex electronic.

Merry Christmas :)
 

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That 21 position wiring was certainly a headache and it took me a couple tries to get it right... but once it was working properly the tonal variety is staggering... and totally amazing!!!
 

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That 21 position wiring was certainly a headache and it took me a couple tries to get it right... but once it was working properly the tonal variety is staggering... and totally amazing!!!
Indeed, it's so complicated and involving, but I agree; it's amazing once it works!
With the right set of pickups it's even better!
 

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With the right set of pickups it's even better!
Absolutely!!! Which pups did you go with?

I didn't like the original pups that came in the guitar at all and soon switched to a SD Whole Lotta Humbucker set, but I didn't like that at all. A Bare Knuckle Mule/Riff Raff combo went in next... but I didn't like that either. I put in a set of t-tops and it was closer, but still not perfect. I changed the neck with a spare wizz I had lying around and it was much better. Ultimately I asked Alex at Wizz to wind me a 4-conductor set to my specs and, when paired with the 4 CTS push-pulls, they are absolutely amazing. He will soon be releasing those as one of the Wizz Jimmy Page Tribute sets.
 


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