July 9th, 2012, 08:26 PM
so after a long and strenuous refin of my squier 51, i finally got to wiring it yesterday (and putting it back together today) to find out that my pickups are out of phase and the tone circuit is doing nothing but being a second volume!
the phasing issue is easy to fix but the tone circuit i have no clue. i'll take a look later but does anyone think they can find a problem in my diagram i concocted?
thanks in advance, ill upload pics of the actual wiring if you need it!
July 9th, 2012, 09:16 PM
I had a similar issue with my partscaster. Turned out I was using the Stewart Macdonald wiring diagram which only works for an imported Japanese switch. Got the correct diagram and all was good.
July 9th, 2012, 09:26 PM
Your diagram isn't big enough to be clear. Are you using a rotary switch?
My guess is that you swapped the leads on your neck pickup (we are talking about the stock pickups, right?). If you swapped the leads on the bridge pickup it would likely be grounded out.
One of two things is going on with your tone pot. 1-the cap isn't connected either at the pot or at ground, or 2-you're using the wrong pair of lugs. It's a little tough to tell, but your diagram looks like you drew it with the right set of lugs, so you might double-check your connections.
July 9th, 2012, 09:58 PM
oops sorry for the size, it's a 3p4t rotary switch. id have to think the problem is at the pot....
July 9th, 2012, 11:09 PM
this help? http://i50.tinypic.com/mlio1w.png
July 10th, 2012, 12:05 AM
What you drew for the pot configuration looks okay. But if it's broken, it's not wired right.
Look for stray wires, stray globs of solder, and double check that everything is as you drew it.
July 10th, 2012, 02:08 AM
figured it out! the phasing issue was as simple as i thought, but the tone cap was grounding the center lug straight to the casing by accident. made the lead smaller and now the guitar works like a bute =)