1. G

    Wiring not working, where did i screw up?

    I've finished soldering together a dual-humbucker setup with 2 Mustang switches each for Series/Split/Parallel as shown in the wiring diagram: Unfortunately I found some issues: -I wanted the volume knobs to only control 1 humbucker each, but it turns out they each control both humbuckers...
  2. G

    Mini Toggle Wiring - 8 lugs vs. 6 lugs?

    I'm trying to wire up a pair of humbuckers to their own 3-way mini-toggle DPDT on/on/on switches for series/parallel/split, but the only diagrams I can find for this setup use 6-lug switches like these: Whereas mine have 8 lugs each. How do I use 8 lugs for this?
  3. G

    Tonerider Birminghams?

    Considering ordering a pair from Tonerider, but I'm wondering just how much midrange it has, and if it sounds nice in series, parallel, and split.
  4. G

    Seymour JB vs. DiMarzio Super Distortion: Go!

    I need a pair of humbuckers for my Mustang build, each with a 3-way for parallel/series/split, and it's come down to either JBs or Super Distortions for some mid-heavy, distorted sound. My preferred pedal for such is a RAT, with occasional EQ and comp use, so which bucker should I bite the...
  5. G

    Humbuckers for a Mustang?

    I'm currently in progress towards finishing my Jag-Stang build, all I need now are the pickups. It's basically a Mustang (same trem, 24" scale) with 1 tone, 2 volume knobs at 500k, and as stated 2 humbuckers, both with a 3-way switch for regular/split/series options. I can't figure out what...
  6. UK_Biggles

    Phat HSS Wiring Scheme With Mods - Please Rate & Vote

    Howdy fine folks! I'm putting together a 3 pickup Jazzmaster partscaster and never being one for the conventional I've come up with this wiring diagram for a "phat" HSS setup. Versatility is the goal here - I legitimately play so many different styles so in putting together my "forever" guitar...
  7. H

    Looking for some advice on how to wire my Modern Player Tele

    Hey everyone, I have a question that I'm suspecting is bit unique, since there weren't any other posts for this exact question. Soon, I'll be upgrading my Modern Player Tele, which currently has the stock HSS configuration. I'm looking to swap the bridge and neck pickup, and take out the...
  8. K

    Help to check wiring diagram for 2Humbucker with modded PTB-M

    Hi guys, new forumer here! I like to ask favor from another pair of eyes to check my wiring schematic. I'm getting ready to rewire a HH 2vol2tone guitar that I have using modified PTB-M circuit, currently still deciding between 2 variations, but rn I'm kind of undecided about how the 2nd...
  9. J

    Favorite neck humbucker?

    I currently have a tele with a great bridge pickup, and I’m interested in putting a humbucker in the neck. Before I do something crazy, I’d like to hear what your favorite neck humbuckers are - or if you prefer P90s/lipstick pups!
  10. buting

    500K Potentiometers for Seymour Duncan Hot for Tele STL-2?

    Hi everyone! I have a Yamaha Pacifica 311MS with a Suhr SSV neck and a Seymour Duncan STL-2 bridge. It currently has 250K pots, but I am planning to install 500Ks as I find the SSV dull sounding. I am quite happy with the STL-2. It sounds big and muscular, but adding a bit of brightness will...
  11. FingerMyFrets

    Throwing two neck humbuckers in HH guitar. (Need some help!)

    So I got my hands on two cort mason mb-1 neck pickups that I intend to throw in my HH ibanez. My question is which way would I face the poles/slugs on the bridge? Does it even matter? I plan on wiring these with push pulls to have both in series as an option. Here is a picture of the guitar it...
  12. J

    Upgrades for Squier Affinity Telecaster to sound like heavy rock/grunge/metal?

    I have this Squire Affinity Telecaster and I want to replace the stock bridge pickup with seymour duncan hot rails and the neck pickup with lace sensor blue pickups. I want to get a very nice, polished clean, shimmering tone on the neck, not too muddy (for radiohead ok computer vibes hehe) and...
  13. M

    Reverend Bass Contour schematic or photo?

    Hi, folks! I'm really intrigued by Reverend's bass contour knob and want to implement it into a harness of my own. I've looked up a basic explanation and schematic, and seen about 4 different versions of it; G&L's PTB, Premier Guitar's 'Focus Knob', etc. What I'm hoping for is a control cavity...
  14. Killing Floor

    Guac & Pico! Am I Extraordinary?

    Yes, I am. Delicious!
  15. naneek

    pickup route question - humbucker to single coil

    I have a tele with a standard humbucker route in the bridge. I am converting it to single coil. I have pickups in a tele form factor and one in a strat form factor. I'm disabled so unfortunately I won't be doing the work myself any more. I'm just trying to figure out which of the parts that I...
  16. K

    Help Me Choose - SSH Tele???

    I've sold a couple of guitars - and I'm determined to get my ideal Tele - the SSH (H in the Neck). The closest config I've seen to my panecea is the Squier Deluxe Modified Tele (SSH). But I really find the stock colors white or black boring. And the "Squier" name bugs me a bit - since I can...
  17. Cellecaster

    Lesquier Build

    Hey. I have been lurking around this forum for along time. Such a great community. Now I want to contribute myself. I am going to build a one-pickup Les Paul Junior (Body) / Tele (Neck) Hybrid. Ash Body - Roasted Maple Neck with Evo Frets. Bridge Full Brass "Slick Guitars" Style Bridge...
  18. G

    Detangling a Rat's Nest

    I recently finished soldering my kit Tele Deluxe's electronics, but as soon as I plugged it in to test it, the amp began playing this horribly loud hum - with dual humbuckers. I haven't had buzzing issues with my regular Tele, so I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong. Pictures provided, but they...
  19. JRtele

    I did a thing. Caution, Gold Hardware (and LP) Content

    Bought an epiphone frampton LP about a year ago. Loved the fenix neck on it (more than my 09 Standard) and the 3 Pickup look. But hated the stock pickups and the frampton wiring scheme. So here’s before: And after. Upgraded to a vineham set after spending an hour on phone with Craig. Also...
  20. madeyemonkey

    Telecaster American Performer Hum vs Vintera 60s Modified

    Hi all, Was wondering for a bit about my first Tele, and since I like some more biffy rock sounds, and used to a Humbucker on the neck, I was doubtful between the American Performer Tele Hum vs Vintera 60s modified. Was inclined for the Vintera because of the flexibility of the 4 way switch...
  21. Z

    Please recommend alternatives to thinlines?

    I am GASing for a thinline T-type with two humbucker. I tried one once, many years ago, and I loved it so much it stayed with me despite having only tried it briefly a couple of times. I cannot track down what it was, but it was a Fender, natural finish, one F-hole, and the two silver-plated...
  22. Chanan

    How Do Humbuckers Work?

    I must be missing something here, I just can’t quite wrap my head around it... If a humbucker consists of two coils with opposing polarity, shouldn’t they just phase cancel each other entirely? Or at the very least sound ‘out of phase’? Usually that sound is associated with being thin or...
  23. nicknklv

    Ibanez AR720

    I've been looking around for a twin-humbucker solid body (which I probably shouldn't be doing :D) and came across this now discontinued Ibanez AR720. There are still some shops in Europe offering the Bursted Smoky Quartz version and the stock left can be had for around $700. Looking at the...
  24. M

    Help with a strange wiring

    Hi, in my MIM tele I've placed a seymour duncan jazz neck pickup, atm my tele is wired with a 5 way switch with basically neck, split, neck bridge parall, neck split bridge, bridge BUT i want to revert to original 3 way switch plus push and pull, can you help me with wiring this configuration...
  25. G

    CV Esquire w/Humbucker

    Just sharing some info on my Classic Vibe Esquire. Having had the guitar for a year I must say, I really love it. Its aesthetic is killer and it plays nicely. For what I paid I have no complaints. Two months ago I installed a hotrail into it as it matches the kind of music I play [pop punk /...