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skrumian

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



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

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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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Here are some 3 pickup LP Custom diagrams I came across at:
Circuit Diagrams

I think that the modified version is what you're after.





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.
 

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

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

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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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Anyone have a JHS Vintage Thomas Blug Strat.

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



I found this which is a different wiring scheme


Some pics of the way mine is wired


 

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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
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Gibson GA-15 Amp
Gibson GA-15
Gibson GA-15RVT
Gibson GA-16T Amp
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Gibson GA-5
Gibson GA-5T
Gibson GA-6
Gibson GA-6 Lancer
Gibson GA-8
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Gibson GA-16T Amp
Gibson GA-17RVT Amp Scout
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Gibson GA-19RVT
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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
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Gibson GA-80
Gibson GA-85
Gibson GA-86
Gibson GA-100 BASS AMP
Gibson GB440_poweramp
Gibson GB440_preamp
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Gibson GV6-GT Amp
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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)
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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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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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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.
 

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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!
 

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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?
 

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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
 

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Hello and good day!
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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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