Wiring my Nashville

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  1. moosie

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    I apologize, I didn't delete my post quickly enough. I deleted instead of edited, because it was totally erroneous, and I didn't want some poor schlub to google it.

    I had neglected to separate the bridge plate ground from the common. D'oh. Sounded "just like" the bridge pickup. Uh, yep. :lol:
     
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    OK, back again, this time with valid test results. In the earlier test, I neglected to separate the bridge from the bridge pickup common lead. When I flipped it so that neck was hard-grounded, it would short, because the neck positive would connect with the (always grounded) bridge common. All I heard was the bridge pickup, alone.


    This time, I'm very certain of the wiring... And I notice ZERO tonal difference when the series order is switched. Zip. Nada. None.

    Sorry, @Teleterr. Maybe with a different set of pickups... maybe...
     
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    Weird.Thanks anyway.
     
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    Thanks again for your experimenting. I m assuming you're sure it's wired correctly the second time. I know having made one mistake that sometimes leads to another. Like I jinx myself. But anyway, try it w a Humbucker and a single if you get the chance. I have shown this to friends, and they hear it no problem.Now I m wondering if it's my hook up that's amplifing the difference. I generally use a homemade 32 db gain op- amp booster before my tube amps so maybe the slight difference becomes a great difference as the signal is cruelly distorted. Unfortunately I don t have any guitars w both way wiring at the moment since I generally listen first w alligator clips then wire my favorite of the 2. I ll have to do what you did and see if it's still there clean. Oh if it's still available, try it w a Ratt or other heavy distortion.
     
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    I really am very certain of the wiring. The theory (the diagram I posted) was correct, it was just a brain-fart in application of said theory. And because I messed up once, I checked REALLY carefully to make sure. (sorry)

    The circuit is still available, in that at least for now it has it's own control plate, that I just pop out. I have eight or so "idea" harnesses floating around at the moment. I find giving them their own control plates is the easiest. (Thank goodness this isn't Strats).

    I'll try it in my SH Tele when I get a chance. I only have the one. I'm pretty conservative in my Tele tastes - all these guitars, and the only deviations from single-single are one Nashville (a week old), and one with a HB neck (which I rarely play because I think I don't like the HB in the neck...)


    There's a guy on y/t who demoed some guitar wiring, and he had made himself a stunning contraption. An enclosed, grounded chassis, with a nice faceplate, and rack of switches, and a few pots. Then he'd just plug pickup leads into the jacks or breadboard somewhere, and he'd be able to test darn near every possible thing, all back to back, real time. I keep thinking I ought to make one, it would ultimately save time.
     
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