Friday, October 29, 2010

Wiring Diagram for 1 Pickup/1 Volume Pot

This is the diagram I use to wire the six-string guitars that can be seen on this blog.  However, the only difference is that I use a 250K Pot, because that is what is normally used on a single-coil pickup, which I use, while Humbuckers use the 500K Pot.  This is a very simple and effective way to wire for the use of only a volume control.  Gain, tone, etc. is controlled at my amp.

When soldering the ground wires to the back of the Pot, the best way to do this is to melt a small drop of solder on the iron and apply it to the Pot, then place the ground wires on the solder spot, heat the wires with the iron until the solder melts, remove the iron and wait for the wires to cool, and you have a solid connection.  Do not 'over heat' the Pot with the iron, as this may damage the Pot.

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