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Old June 21st, 2007, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wiring confusion....

I am building my first Tele...
Warmoth neck, fender highway one nitro finished body, all fender usa hardware....

I am using Fender noiseless pickups

Which wiring diagram should I follow???? There are dozens of variations even on the Fender support web page...

Should I do the treble bleed or the alternative wire between the pots?

Should I ground to the bridge plate or like all the Fender wire diagrams show?

Please, I know all of the info is here, but it is still confusing...

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Old June 21st, 2007, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Go with an American Standard wiring diagram with no frills. Then work it from there. At least establish your base line before moving on to specialized wiring. Start at the beginning.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 12:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Depends on what you want...

Trebble bleeds are useful when not using 250k pots OR when you dial back the volume and tone just goes byby.. It can be added after the fact..

Grounding the bridge plate is useful if you are installing pickups without a baseplate.. Otherwise, I haven't seen it as having an affect either way..

If you like the "classic" bridge, bridge neck, neck switching.. then go with american standard.. If you want more vintage, like bridge neck blend, neck, neck dark circuit... look at 52's.. What sounds you would like to have will dictate your wiring scheme..

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