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Often when a jack socket comes loose, the owner keeps tightening it from outside. This makes the wire attached to the part of the socket which is either inside the guitar body, or under the scratchplate, to turn round. It will only go so far before it either breaks or shorts or touches another component. Sounds like you need to get at the inside part of that ...


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Bob. I changed the switching on my Tele a couple of years ago, using a propriety 4 way switch. This gives the original switching, plus the pups out of phase. It was a bit of a fiddly job, with an almost complete re-wire, but well worth it to have an extra sound. The new switch fits in place of the original, and looking at it, you wouldn't know. Obviously, ...


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The wrapping you are talking about is essential - it is there to screen the signal wires from electromagnetic interference, including mains hum, crosstalk, interference from signal processors, in fact any form of EM signal nearby. Don't be tempted to remove it - you would actually be better off removing a little bit of wood from the guitar or placing the ...


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I found this very helpful link: http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/shielding/shield3.php and I found out I had ground loops; removing them improved the issue a lot. There is much more shielding stuff to do in this link, requiring more material and time, so I definitely recommend it.


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Normally all of the following are earthed (soldered to the casing of the volume pot) The outer ring of the jack socket (that's your main earth to the amplifier) The strings (via a wire to the tailpiece or bridge) - this usually reduces interference picked up by the strings The anti-clockwise tab of the volume pot (this little wire is essential for the ...


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Practical? Absolutely. Beneficial? I would say so! I recently rewired a Tele of mine, from a three-pickup "Nashville" style to the classic two-pickup, but with some tricks under the hood: A four-way pickup selector switch, offering bridge and neck pickups either individually, combined in parallel (as is standard) or combined in series; and A push-push ...


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There is no significant difference between two unbalanced mono connections and a single stereo connection. However, with two mono lines you have the option of making both balanced, which is usually a good idea for longer connections. With single-cable stereo, this is typically not possible because suitable 5-lead connectors aren't available (at least not ...


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Thanks much to @Andy for his answer. I thought I'd add my specific experience here for posterity. The thumb pot doesn't have a casing so I wired the shield wire to the "anti-clockwise tab" on the pot and wrapped it around one of the mounting screws before joining it to the negative wire. I tried not joining the negative to the shield at the pot and this ...


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Here is the simplest diagram I could find. http://www.diyguitarmods.com/wiringillustrations/1HB-1V.jpg The wire coming from your pickup will most probably, if not undoubtedly, have one thin stranded wire, the hot lead, surrounded by a mesh, the ground shield. This mesh wire can be pulled from around the insulation and twisted into a usable wire that you can ...


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If you ignore the four conductor circuit diagram and treat the pickup as a single coil, I'm sure it will work fine. Try looking at the Gibson example on Wikipedia's guitar wiring article, with the one humbucker wired to a volume and tone pot. (Note this diagram is more complicated than you need. You need to look at just one pickup and its volume control.) ...


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I run the following command in the execute script after startup part of QJackCtl pacmd load-module module-jack-source channels=2; pacmd load-module module-jack-sink channels=2; pacmd set-default-sink "jack_out" && pacmd set-default-source "jack_in" what it does is set up a jack source and sink and route your system audio through these I end up ...


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A few things I can tell you, the first and most obvious is the cable. If you can decrease the hum/buzz by touching ANY metal parts and/or strings, then your guitar ground wiring is probably "OK", meaning it is probably as good as the manufacturer took the time to make it. But a crappy cable will always make things a lot worse, especially in an electrically ...


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It sounds like you want something like Deaf Eddie's "FAT-O-Caster" mod, which provides (as of V3, in addition to standard tones): Neck and bridge in parallel, with or without middle in parallel; Bridge and neck in series, with or without middle in parallel; and Bridge (out-of-phase) and neck in series, with or without middle in parallel. This switches ...



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