ShortScale Forum Index www.shortscale.org
Head 'n Neck Above
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
UploaderUploader   ShortScale WikiBuilder

Wiring Question

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Chris Fleming
.
.


Joined: 08 May 2013
Posts: 507
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:43 am    Post subject: Wiring Question Reply with quote

Anyone able to help a noob? Need to figure how to wire two on-off switches. There's one for each pick up. Pickup wires are black, white and ground. The switches are sliders with six pins. All goes to 1 vol and 1 tone.

Any help would be great
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chris Fleming
.
.


Joined: 08 May 2013
Posts: 507
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what I've got so far. Not quite sure how to wire in the switches? Anyone?

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Zack
.
.


Joined: 09 Nov 2008
Posts: 699
Location: Chicago

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of pickups are these? Actives? I kind of doubt red is ground.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chris Fleming
.
.


Joined: 08 May 2013
Posts: 507
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not red. It's uncovered wire. The brown (red) is just to differenciate between them. Was going to update the pic with a few corrections but I figured out how to wire it up now.

They're Kent Armstrong Danelectro style pickups. Sound pretty good
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Zack
.
.


Joined: 09 Nov 2008
Posts: 699
Location: Chicago

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool, cool, cool. I'm not totally sure that this is the best way to do it, but this is how I'd do it. The dpdt switches are kinda over kill since you only need two terminals, spst or spdt. I'm assuming that the white wire is hot and the black is supposed to be grounded with the braided wire.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chris Fleming
.
.


Joined: 08 May 2013
Posts: 507
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. That's what i've done pretty much. The black is actually red but I wasn't looking at it when I did the sketch, same thing anyhoo. Yeah, I've since seen that there's a switch with just the three conections. At the time I just went for white jaguar style ones as that's what I'm used to.

Cheers for the advice. I'll see if I can post some sound clips or some such when it's set up a bit better. It's playing ok, but the frets need a bit of work as the zero fret is sitting a tad low.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 632390 / 0

Guitars at Musician's Friend

Help support this site by clicking the above link!