Looking for help wiring a blend pot!

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I used a 0.8mm tip, and thinned down the clear (crystalac brite-tone) with maybe 8-10% retarder. It was Mica (also from crystalac), which is much finer than any flake, and it sprayed out pretty good. I was scared of enduring any drips, that's why I went with the finer tip.
 

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I used a 0.8mm tip, and thinned down the clear (crystalac brite-tone) with maybe 8-10% retarder. It was Mica (also from crystalac), which is much finer than any flake, and it sprayed out pretty good. I was scared of enduring any drips, that's why I went with the finer tip.
Nice I use a 0.8 tip to spray anyways, I always just assumed it would be too small to add anything like that. I'll give that a shot.

Do you use the mica in both the paint and the clear?
 

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Nice I use a 0.8 tip to spray anyways, I always just assumed it would be too small to add anything like that. I'll give that a shot.

Do you use the mica in both the paint and the clear?
I've done it both ways.

The example above just had Mica in the clear. I did a test with Mica in the paint, and the Mica just didn't really exhibit itself, it felt like it drowned a bit. Mica in the clear gives the most shimmering effect.

However, on another guitar I used some paint with Mica premixed into it. I also added more Mica to the paint. It just doesn't shimmer the same as the 'pink champagne' one, although it has a cascading look to it from the paint gun sputtering, which I think is cool.
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Hi so a little confused about this diagram as well, are there supposed to be jumper wires connecting the lugs that look like a "X" in this image? That feels wrong to me but I'm not sure what else it could mean.

Also I get that my hot (white) pickup wire should be soldered to the middle lug but where does the black ground wire go? Just solder to the back of the pot?
 

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A simple way to do it would be the old JBass wiring: 2 volumes and a master tone.

To answer your ? above, black ground wire solders to back of pot.
 

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A simple way to do it would be the old JBass wiring: 2 volumes and a master tone.

To answer your ? above, black ground wire solders to back of pot.
Thanks, there should be two small wires connecting the lugs in that "X" pattern though right?
 

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Good luck, and share the results with us. I am planning to do the same (blending pot) on my next build.

Not getting any sound from the pickups which is not much of a surprise haha. For some reason it's very difficult to connect a cable to the jack, I think something might be up there but I'm also sure my shockingly amateurish soldering is not helping...
 




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