I've been trying to post a discussion on the "Wiring and Electronics" page for the last two days but keep getting the message "We're sorry, we are having an issue with this page. Follow this link to…Continue
"When you spray inside the pot, work the knob vigorously to help seat the sweep arm into the resistance material( whether it be wire wound or carbon material) the crackle is produced by the slightest uneven surface. Dirt usually from unclean assembly…"
"Shielding the inside of the box can be necessary To help with feedback, electrical fields in a stage setting and RF issues.
A lot of musicians will shield the cavities of their guitars(solid and hollow body).
You can use the copper foil to cover the…"
"If you’ve got an old guitar cable laying around, that’s shielded wire? A little bulky, but it works the same? Something to think about is that most of the hum people encounter, comes from bad soldering, so you can shield the heck out of…"
Trying to "hum-proof" my latest build and read somewhere that the jack output leads should be shielded. Can't get shielded cable so am considering wrapping the wires with copper foil tape. I imagine the tape around the ground wire would itself have to be grounded. Does this sound reasonable? Would it be effective? Any comments/suggestions appreciated.See More
"Couple of ways to have a no-toggle-switch guitar. But all root to how the pickups were made. One should be north and the other, south. Both can be wounded the same direction. The positive becomes the ground and the negative becomes the hot of one…"
Up to now I've done all my own soldering etc but recently I've been looking on-line at pre-wired harnesses. Almost all of them include a toggle switch. Why would you need one with just one volume and one tone pot? Do they serve a useful purpose?See More