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Broadcaster Prototype Wiring Question

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Dereksys38, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. Dereksys38

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    I want to preface this by saying I'm not too knowledgable in the wiring topic. But, I plan to build a very simple guitar, and what's simpler than the original Esquire prototype? And by this I mean no switch, just a bridge pickup, and a volume and tone knob. But what kind of harness/pots should I get? By all means, let me know if this is the wrong forum for this question.

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    I think of that as the Esquire prototype?

    Otherwise, a pair of Fender 250k solid shaft pots will do, and while the originals had a .047 uf cap, that was because Leo wanted a bass guitar sort of sound available, or at least he was hoping to sell his funny plank guitars to studio players who made double scale if they doubled on bass or banjo etc.

    No need for a harness.
     
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    Here's an old friend showing off his prototype that seems to have kicked around in house at Fender for some years.

     
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    Very interesting video! Thank you for the information.
     
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    As far as wiring it up, super simple, just look at some wiring diagrams and you'll see that there's so little going on that it's not an issue for a beginner to wire it from scratch.
     
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