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optilude

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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?