ThePlague Posted June 6, 2006 Report Share Posted June 6, 2006 Yesterday a friend and I tried to wire my first guitar build. It's a two humbucker guitar with a three-way switch, two volume pots, and one tone pot. We went by this diagram. http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/schem...one-w-3way.html When we connected it up, no sound. I don't have pictures, but I'll try to describe what we did. We started with the pickup selector. We soldered the two center lugs to a shielded coax wire and ran that to the right lug of the tone pot. The top lug of the switch we ran to the center lug of one of the volume pots, the bottom lug to the center lug of the other volume pot. Then we installed the pickups. First the neck pickup. Red and white we soldered together and put a little ball of hot glue around the solder joint for a little insurance. Green and bare we soldered to the casing of the tone pot. Black we ran to the right lug of a volume pot. Same procedure for the bridge pickup then, except black running to the other volume pot. Then we grounded both volume pots. Left lug of the pots to the tone pot casing again. Next we soldered the capacitor to the center lug of the tone pot and the tone pot casing. Input jack was next. The long lug we soldered to the right lug of the tone pot, the short one to the tone pot casing. Lastly we ran a wire from the bridge post to the tone pot casing. What are some possible reasons for getting no sound out of the guitar at all? We both have some experience with soldering, and I've checked all the joints. All seem solid. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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