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Help! 50s Les Paul wiring, coil split and CTS pots....
« on: February 05, 2019, 12:22:45 PM »
Hi all,

Need some help please - trying to wire up a Les Paul (2 humbuckers, 3 way swicth, 2 vol and 2 tone) with Bare Knuckle pickups, as 50's wiring and using the weird CTS push-pull pots on the tones for coil splitting.

Does anyone have a diagram please...?

Thanks!

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Re: Help! 50s Les Paul wiring, coil split and CTS pots....
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 01:53:19 AM »
This one shows '50s wiring with braided connector, to do it with four connector just solder black and bare to the back of the pot and red to where the black is connected.  You'll actually find that the volume pot connections are the same for '50s and modern.  It is the capacitor lug on the tone pot that changes.

https://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/upload/support/18_f277b6e.pdf

Now, to do the coil split thing, refer to the following diagram as to how to connect the green and white (but connect the capacitor and ground on the tone in the same way as the '50s diagram, i.e., centre lug to ground):

https://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/upload/support/Web_ccc41d7.pdf

So, in other words, just follow the second diagram except for the lugs on the tone pot, where you follow the first one.
BLACK HAWKS
NAILBOMBS
WARPIGS
STOCKHOLM
COLD SWEATS
MIRACLE MAN

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Re: Help! 50s Les Paul wiring, coil split and CTS pots....
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 09:12:19 AM »
This one shows '50s wiring with braided connector, to do it with four connector just solder black and bare to the back of the pot and red to where the black is connected.  You'll actually find that the volume pot connections are the same for '50s and modern.  It is the capacitor lug on the tone pot that changes.

https://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/upload/support/18_f277b6e.pdf

Now, to do the coil split thing, refer to the following diagram as to how to connect the green and white (but connect the capacitor and ground on the tone in the same way as the '50s diagram, i.e., centre lug to ground):

https://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/upload/support/Web_ccc41d7.pdf

So, in other words, just follow the second diagram except for the lugs on the tone pot, where you follow the first one.

Legend, thank you! Will give it a try :)

I had it working, apart from the bridge tone affecting the neck, and vice-versa.... going to start from scratch again methinks.