Wiring help- LP Project

jmoore0072blu

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Hey Guys
Recently inherited this funky LP parts build somebody did/had/quit. I’m trying to have a little fun with it as a practice build and make it it’s own animal

I have a GFS HB and an old Tele neck single coil lying around and I want to throw them in this. The old wiring is still in tact at the selector and control plate.

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Questions
-Is existing wire in neck/bridge cavity just for grounding?

-How should I wire the bridge Humbucker and neck single coil to existing controls? 2 vol/2 tone-

I’m open to modding/minimizing the wiring as well if an option. Separate V+T controls for each pickup isn’t a must have.

Open to suggestions- Thanks!
 

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Swirling Snow

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Right about now, someone is sorry they cut the pickup wires so short. ;)

In theory, you could graft your pickups on to the wires there and everything would work. My vote would be to rip everything out and start over. Learn from the ground up.
 

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Here’s the pickups going in-
How would you splice in to the existing?
 

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If it was me, I’d start over, do it myself. That way you’re not troubleshooting someone else’s work.

Seymour Duncan has a REALLY helpful ‘diagrams’ section on their website where you input your pickup/knobs/switching config and it spits out a really clear wiring diagram.
It’s excellent.
 

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Remember, Seymour duncan phasing does not play well with others.
Usually you just do opposite if you are having issues.
 

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I'd personally use dual V-T, I think it would be a good way to provide a 250k volume pot for the neck pickup and a 500k volume pot for the bridge pickup, and the guitar is already set up for that.

Like @Jeru I'd remove everything there now and install my own wiring and components good and proper.

Splicing in longer leads isn't complicated, you can solder the extensions and protect the solder joints with shrink tube. Assuming "regular" LP-style wiring, with runs that are long, and I'd use shielded leads for the pickups to the volume pots, from the volume pots to the switch, and from the switch to the output jack. I really like "Gavitt" style wire with the woven outer shield, but it may be an acquired taste :)

I think I've seen mounting rings/cavity covers for a humbucker route that will accommodate a single coil pickup.
 

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Here’s the pickups going in-
How would you splice in to the existing?
In the bridge rout there's a wire sticking up, trace it back and connect your humbucker to the pot it connects to.

In the neck rout there's fat wire that's been cut off, and it looks like it was spliced. Again, trace it back and connect your pickup to the pot. Gibson wiring is different from Fender's in this respect because the pickups share volume pots on a Fender, so the pickups go to the switch first.
 

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Right about now, someone is sorry they cut the pickup wires so short. ;)

In theory, you could graft your pickups on to the wires there and everything would work. My vote would be to rip everything out and start over. Learn from the ground up.

I made that mistake when I replaced the bridge pickup in my goldtop. The funniest part is I realized how stupid I was right after I cut it so I removed all of the wire and ran the new SD wires all the way to the connection point.

It took me trying to solder Seymour Duncan pickup wires to the tiny, vinyl covered wire they used to wire it up and as wire on the pickups. I tried once before I decided to rip it all out and just use the SD wires.

I also went ahead and extended the little short wires I left on the pickup, also. All I had at the time was silicone covered hook up wire so I used some of that.
 

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Wired hot to Volume lug
Black and ground to back of V pot

Not sure what to do with white/coil split wire?

Nothing but screeching when I play with the output Jack.

Anything jump out? Sorry if something obvious. Not concerned with neck pickup at this time just want the bridge to be usable

Getting close to gutting and rewiring all new but was hoping to save the time & money
 

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