Why would Gibson wire the pickup leads & switch to the same lug ?

JohnK24

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the following is edited as I made a closer look this AM:

I've got a Gibby Classic Antique with H-90 pups (like Splattle101 has) and while I was exploring the spaghetti like mess of wiring from the factory (I'm thinking about pulling out the treble bleed cap/resistor and doing the 50's wiring mod on the neck pup) I noticed that the hot leads from the pickups (main coil, as the H-90s are dual coils with a push/pull tone pot) are wired to the outer lug of the volume pot along with the switch wire and capacitor lead. All on the same lug ? The middle lug has been removed ! The third outer lug is grounded to the pot body...All 3 leads into one lug ? WTF?

See the mess ...

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Really nothing to ask help on at this time, I'll just take it to my tech and have them rewire the entire cavity as a standard, 50s style LP. Really ticked at Gibson right now !
 

ES350

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What a mess...chuck those pots while you're at it.
 

japasul

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OMG

even my chinese guitars had better stock wiring than that....
 

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