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Confused by tone capacitor wiring
« on: December 23, 2020, 11:09:08 AM »
Apologies for the total noob question here, but my searching is failing me.

Iíve watched a bunch of videos and read articles about basic guitar wiring. Iím going to wire a two humbucker, one tone, one volume setup.

On the Bare Knuckle website there is this wiring diagram: https://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/upload/support/2_hum_1vol_1tone_3way_40da0c6.pdf

It has the capacitor wired between the first lug of the volume pot (which also connects to the output of the 3 way switch) to the middle lug of the tone pot. The third lug of the tone pot is grounded.

A lot of the diagrams I see are like this one: https://humbuckersoup.com/tone-control-wiring/

This has the capacitor wired to the third lug of the tone pot, between it and ground.

Is there a reason to do one over the other?


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Re: Confused by tone capacitor wiring
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 01:35:18 PM »
https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/29161-mod-garage-three-ways-to-wire-a-tone-pot

for me the 60s style and modern scheme are identical but they seem when rigorously they are not


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Re: Confused by tone capacitor wiring
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 04:56:06 PM »
FMPOV the 4 diagrams attached hereafter are identical.
I use the number 1 or 2 indifferently.
And I never noticed any notable differences

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Re: Confused by tone capacitor wiring
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 12:37:14 PM »
I would stick to the BKP version personally, try it and see, if you have any problems with it let me know.
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