Tyler Durden Posted February 27, 2006 Report Share Posted February 27, 2006 (edited) Hello everyone, I got myself a SG about 2 years ago, used from ebay. When i first got it, it was wired normal (two vol, two tones, and a 3 way) but in a way i've never seen it before. It was like ass-backwards. the only thing i remember from the way it was wired was that the cpacitors didnt go from tone knob - volume knob, it came off tone knob and then grounded on bottom of the pot (like the way master tones are wired) After a month or two it started crackling and getting noises when you use the volumes (common from a BAD wiring job) but the tone always sounded good. I eventually gutted it and used just two of the pots with both pickups to wire it 2 master volumes w/ 3-way switch, no tones. It sounded the same, maybe a little richer since it didnt have any tones. I finally got around to rewire it the "factory" way a few weeks ago. I got all new parts (500k pots and a 3-way switch). At first, i wired it with .050uf ceramic capacitors this way: http://static.zoovy.com/img/guitarelectron...-/wdu_hh3t22_01 and i had massive tone problems. everything worked but it wasnt "rich" at all. Very dull, very dry sounding. as if i turned the tone knob down a little, or the gain on my amp. it wasnt as distortiony. i figured it might be the value capacitor i used (since i never used that one before) so i switched them with .022uf caps. I got a little more high end, but same dull and dry sound. So, i decided to wire it this way: http://static.zoovy.com/img/guitarelectron...-/wdu_hh3t22_02 and see what would happen. No difference in tone. I dont understand what the problem is. The only thing i can think of is that i got some shitty pots (from stew mac, they look a little wimpy compared to other pots) but could they really **** up the sound that bad? Is there a mod that any one knows of? or maybe something simple thats staring me in the face? any help would be very much appreciated. thanks. Edited February 27, 2006 by Tyler Durden Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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