Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Wiring Gurus Needed!

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    21

    Default Wiring Gurus Needed!

    Hello all! So I have my custom wire job all mocked up for my latest project, and I have a quick question

    I'd like to opt out of having any toggle switch at all on my h/h/h guitar... is there anyway to wire this so that the volumes do not affect each other? There would be a volume pot for each humbucker and a master tone.

    The final result will look something like this picture I drew, fingers crossed
    Name:  wrhlp.jpg
Views: 56
Size:  49.3 KB

  2. #2
    Slutbucker Pimpologist ArtieToo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Jax, FL
    Age
    66
    Posts
    19,821

    Default Re: Wiring Gurus Needed!

    I just did a customers Epiphone Zephyr that has that exact configuration. (3 P-90's.) You just wire the pickup hot wire to the center terminal of each volume pot. Then connect the non-ground lugs all together and then onto the output jack.
    Last edited by ArtieToo; 02-25-2020 at 11:20 AM. Reason: spelling

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    21

    Default Re: Wiring Gurus Needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    I just did a customers Epiphone Zephyr that has that exact configuration. (3 P-90's.) You just wire the pickup hot wire to the center terminal of each volume pot. Then connect the non-ground lugs all together and then onto the output jack.
    Awesome! And this doesn't result in any loss of treble when one volume is all the way down, like decoupling a Les Paul's volume controls?

  4. #4
    Slutbucker Pimpologist ArtieToo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Jax, FL
    Age
    66
    Posts
    19,821

    Default Re: Wiring Gurus Needed!

    There's definitely an interaction. I'm not sure I'd call it a loss of treble. Sort of a cocked wah effect.

  5. #5
    Bacteriaolgoist GuitarDoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Calif
    Age
    72
    Posts
    13,836

    Default Re: Wiring Gurus Needed!

    Since that is wired 50's tone with independent volumes, you shouldn't have much loss of treble and very little if any interaction of the volumes.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

  6. #6
    Bacteriaolgoist GuitarDoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Calif
    Age
    72
    Posts
    13,836

    Default Re: Wiring Gurus Needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    I just did a customers Epiphone Zephyr that has that exact configuration. (3 P-90's.) You just wire the pickup hot wire to the center terminal of each volume pot. Then connect the non-ground lugs all together and then onto the output jack.
    To the tone pot and the output jack.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

  7. #7
    Slutbucker Pimpologist ArtieToo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Jax, FL
    Age
    66
    Posts
    19,821

    Default Re: Wiring Gurus Needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    To the tone pot and the output jack.
    Yuppers. I missed that part.

  8. #8
    Something Cool uOpt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    17,300

    Default Re: Wiring Gurus Needed!

    You can only prevent the volume pot interaction by changing impedance. Realistically that means one preamp per pickup, before the volume pot for that pickup.

    It sound crazy, but it is what EMG does. The trick is to find small enough gadgets. I suppose you could prepare a single PCB with 3 opamps.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •