Wiring advice please

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  1. Robertgoodwin24

    Robertgoodwin24 TDPRI Member

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    I am wiring my first Tele this weekend and I have an issue. The jack input cannot be removed as the screws are rounded off. The wiring is still attached through into the control plate section. My issue is that there seems to be 2 ground wires and one hot wire? I have Red and Bare together and a separate black wire.

    I cant see where they are connected to the jack input as they are tucked inside the body.

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Actually it's called the output jack.

    No biggie, anyway I believe what you are seeing there is the RED positive wire has the braid on it as that is for the propose of shielding the wire (for noise reduction).

    So that shield is most likely soldered onto a ground point of the jack end.

    So your black and the shield (bare/braid) would have continuity if you checked the two with a ohm meter.

    Put the red onto you vol. pot (output)
     
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    I would like to replace those worn screws. You don’t want to be bothered by a screw for the rest of your life? Use a dremel to make a slot and unscrew them?
     
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    Sorry, I've attached a picture of what i'm working with

     

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    Show us how bad the screws are stripped.
     
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    Common for humbucking pickup leads too:

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    Common misnomer.
     
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    Plug a guitar cable into the jack and use an ohm meter to check continuity of the wires to the other end of the guitar cable.

    Or remove the jack plate and verify the soldering is not messed up or a wire is broken at the jack.



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  10. LutherBurger

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    That extra black wire may be an additional ground added by the previous owner. Can you reach into the output jack channel with a finger and feel where the other end is attached?

    What kind of jack plate is it? Can you remove the jack from the plate and pull the jack out?
     
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