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Schematic Of Single Pup Single Tone Pot


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Hello,

I have a project with 1 single pickup and I want a tone pot only on it. Could someone please direct me to a super easy schematic/drawing of this type of setup. :D

Thanks

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Please clarify - do you wany a volume pot, as per the thread title, or a tone pot, as per your message?

OOPS! :D

I want a tone pot.

Sorry :D

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Wire your pickup directly to the jack, and ground the bridge to the jack's ground lead. Then wire up a tone pot like this:

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Connect the wire marked To Volume to the hot lead of the jack, and the ground to the jack's ground lead.

The bridge on this one is made of corian {guess I should have mentioned that}

what ohm capacitor should I use inline to the pot case?

Thanks for the help

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The bridge on this one is made of corian {guess I should have mentioned that}

what ohm capacitor should I use inline to the pot case?

:D

Oh god, now who's going to pay for the keyboard after I just spewed Vernor's all over it?

I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing at the Corian bridge. It just complicates things a little being that you usually need to ground the strings.

You're going to have to figure out a way to ground the electronics to the strings, highly shield the electronics cavity, or go for an all-active setup. How exactly do you have the strings mounted on the guitar?

Also, the cap you're looking for is a .047 microfarad for a humbucker, or .022 mf for a single coil. Caps are farads, resistors, pots, and speakers are ohms. You'll use a 500k ohm pot for a humbucker, or 250k for a single coil.

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The bridge on this one is made of corian {guess I should have mentioned that}

what ohm capacitor should I use inline to the pot case?

:D

Oh god, now who's going to pay for the keyboard after I just spewed Vernor's all over it?

I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing at the Corian bridge. It just complicates things a little being that you usually need to ground the strings.

You're going to have to figure out a way to ground the electronics to the strings, highly shield the electronics cavity, or go for an all-active setup. How exactly do you have the strings mounted on the guitar?

Also, the cap you're looking for is a .047 microfarad for a humbucker, or .022 mf for a single coil. Caps are farads, resistors, pots, and speakers are ohms. You'll use a 500k ohm pot for a humbucker, or 250k for a single coil.

I have the strings running through ferrules in the body. I only have 500k pots what happens if I use it with the single pickup?

Any suggestions for grounding the strings

Thanks

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Try a .047uF, or even a .1uF with your 500K - caps are cheap, experiment until you find one that suits you. As for that corian bridge, I guess you could ground the string ferrules if you don't have a metallic tailpiece of any kind.

Just out of curiosity, how are you going to set the intonation?

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Try a .047uF, or even a .1uF with your 500K - caps are cheap, experiment until you find one that suits you. As for that corian bridge, I guess you could ground the string ferrules if you don't have a metallic tailpiece of any kind.

Just out of curiosity, how are you going to set the intonation?

I have had this guitar strung and set up for about a week. :D I disassembled it this morning to finish it with danish oil, my pots came into today so I decided to wire in the tone while I had it apart.I had the pickup wired direct waiting for some pots to come in the mail.

I made the saddle from a 1/4" thick piece of corian. I simply filed it to the 12" radius of my board and set up the action which required a bit more filing. After I had the action just about where I wanted it I began to tune and set intonation. The saddle is not yet anchored to the body so I moved the whole saddle to set intonation on the low e. I then guestimated the angle to "rough" set intonation on the other strings, I went through and checked and all were so close it was scary! I then cut string grooves in the saddle and with a needle file I "tweaked" the intonation. I then marked the body where the saddle was at, and "tweaked" the action. This whole process took less than an hour.

I made this guitar with old parts/lumber laying around my shop. It really has been alot of fun improvising parts and trying ideas I always think of but never try.

If I am able I will post some pics of it in a few days when the oil dries

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