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WarrenTrucks

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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2006, 07:44:49 PM »
Just one more thing. I will do the Jimmy Page wiring on the guitar and I want to know if I should buy normal 500k potentiometers or 3/4 shaft. I am concerned that the normal ones won't fit, since the SG is a very slim guitar. To be frank, i don't even understand what 3/4 means, so if someone could explain I would be very grateful.

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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2006, 09:13:48 PM »
Hi Warren,

3/4 means the threaded shaft on the pot is 3/4" (three quarters of an inch) long. This is twice the length of the 'normal' type.

'Normal' is a threaded shaft of 3/8" long - this fitted my S.G. Tele and Strat just fine.

Les Pauls (having a curved top body ) take the longer 3/4 shaft type. Even then, some of the shaft is held back in the body by adjusting the spacing of the fastening nuts.

Regards,

Derek.

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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2006, 09:39:04 PM »
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Just one more thing. I will do the Jimmy Page wiring on the guitar.

Doesn't that involve 4 push-pull pots?  I think you might find the SG's control cavity isn't deep enough for the pots to fit.  It'll certainly be a very tight squeeze.

You could use 4 mini-switches instead, but of course that would mean drilling holes in the guitar.  :(
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2006, 09:47:15 PM »
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Quote from: WarrenTrucks
Just one more thing. I will do the Jimmy Page wiring on the guitar.

Doesn't that involve 4 push-pull pots?  I think you might find the SG's control cavity isn't deep enough for the pots to fit.  It'll certainly be a very tight squeeze.

You could use 4 mini-switches instead, but of course that would mean drilling holes in the guitar.  :(


Good point PhillyQ,

I did the Peter Green/Snowy White 'one pickup out of phase' mod on my Les paul - and even with a very deep control cavity, I only just fitted in a DPDT switched pot.

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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2006, 10:27:29 PM »
I thought that might be the case.  

I don't use push-pull pots any more (they just annoy me somehow - I don't like the complication of too many options  :lol: ), but I just found an old one and tried it against an SG - I don't think it'll fit.
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