I am lost...need help with wiring

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  1. mowcheeba

    mowcheeba Tele-Holic

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    I'm trying to wire a Wilkinson Humbucker like the SD diagram below,
    with the only difference that I am using the 8 lug switch.
    Not sure which wire is hot but I wired the yellow as hot......

    This is how my wiring turned out.

    Position 1 : No sound
    Position 2: Parallel
    Position 3: Series

    Also some problem with ground because I get some noise in all position
    that does not stop when touching the strings.

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    I made a drawing so you could see how I wired according to the images above.

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    According to that site there are two types of humbuckers - which one is yours? (actually neither has 'yellow' wire)

    Try this first. Swap red & white wires (i.e. red goes to the bottom 'c' lug).

    For noise - solder a wire between the back of vol and tone pots.
     
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    Thank you, I´ll try swapping the red and white and solder
    a wire between the pots.
    Maybe my Yellow wire is supposed to be Green.....:rolleyes:
     
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    I swapped the red and white wires and got all positions working
    but there´s still grounding issues, I soldered a wire between the
    pots but the noise is still there. When I touch the control plate
    it goes away.....What should I do?? Solder a wire from the control
    plate to one of the pots??
     
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    The pots are mounted to the control plate so no additional wire is necessary, nor was the wire between the vol and tone at the back. It is typical to have a wire run from the bridgeplate to the back of the vol or tone pot.

    You may wish to add shielding.

    Also, look here: http://audiosys.com/safety-circuit.html
     
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    > The pots are mounted to the control plate so no additional wire is necessary

    Yea - for some reason I thought there wasn't a control panel. You should ground your bridge, however. Doing that will also ground your strings, etc.

    You've got a humbucker, so noise shouldn't be there unless you've got other issues. Check that you've not reversed the jack wires. Also check which humbucker you've got. They have different wire colours and it is possible that you have to change a few things. If you have a multimeter you can make sure.

    Is this a telecaster, by the way? Any pics?
     
  9. mowcheeba

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    Yes, it is a Telecaster or more specific an Esquire with one Humbucker.
    The bridge is a Wilkinson halfplate so I don´t see how I could ground it.
    I will try to reverse the jack wires, however it seems the problem is
    elsewhere.
    No pictures at the moment, will post soon, in this thread....
    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/124094-i-couldnt-resist-building-tele.html
     
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    Strip 1/2" of wire and put it under the bridge plate? If you want you can make a small notch (or just hammer it :)
     
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