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A Quick Question About Guitar Wiring

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:38 pm
by Kelly Marshall
recently bought some new pickups for my guitar and I decided to rewire the whole thing while I was at it. Which is probably dumb, but here we are. I am fairly new to soldering and the wire Diagrams are a bit confusing, but I think I have the basics down. Except for one thing: Push Pull Pots!

I am attempting to do This Wiring Set Up Here to turn my volume knob into a series/parallel switch as well.

The problem is that I am not sure how to orient myself to the diagram. Should I be thinking of my switch pot like this:
With the knob facing up?

or
Like This, with the knob facing down?

I hope my question makes sense. I want the wires to end up soldered to the right terminals, I'm just a bit confused about what side is up.

Smaller side question: Can I solder the ground wire to the top of a push/Pull pot safely?

Last Question: Can I combine this style of a series/parallel switch with 50s style wiring like this? I like the brighter tone offered by the 50s style wiring of the cap, I just want to ensure that these two special wirings wont interfere with each other.

Thanks for any help you can give! I am new to this, but having a blast trying to figure it all out.

Re: A Quick Question About Guitar Wiring

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:41 pm
by Kelly Marshall
I can't figure out how to edit my post, but I screwed up my pictures. The one for the PP Switch pointing down should be: https://imgur.com/K8iJuOM

Re: A Quick Question About Guitar Wiring

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:25 am
by Gordon Bellerose
I can answer at least one of your questions.
The wiring diagrams from Seymour Duncan, or any other site, always have the knob facing up, when it comes to push-pull controls.

Re: A Quick Question About Guitar Wiring

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:10 am
by Kelly Marshall
So if the knob is pointed up, wouldn't that mean that the default setting (with button depressed) would be parallel coils instead of series?