Wiring Problem: tone knobs act more like a switch

calieng

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just saw this, not sure if someone answered already but your tone pots arent grounded.
put a wire between all your pots, even to the volume. since it looks like it has the only ground (black) wire coming off it that might be an actual string ground (to the string claw on a strat most likely)


Ground loops = noise
 

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Oh crap! - why did I not think of this before? I know the problem.

YOU ARE ASKING ABOUT A STRAT ON THE MY LES PAUL FORUM !!!
 

diavolo

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nothing wrong with asking about wiring a strat on this forum.
i've literally wired hundreds of strats.
regardless, its all the same basic electronic components.

the tone knobs wont work well if they cant send part of the signal to ground through the capacitor because theyre not grounded (or the capacitor isnt grounded.)

if they do nothing its obviously a grounding issue.
 

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