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help with first build tin top and pot wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave B Sep 22. 7 Replies

I have nearly wired in my first CBG but just want to make  sure it is right.  I have soldered the capacitor to the left hand leg/solder post on the tone pot (as viewed from the back with legs facing…Continue

 

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Dave B replied to Dave B's discussion help with first build tin top and pot wiring
"thanks for the help I have mounted the humbucker into the plastic case it came with so is now not touching any metal. I have not yet isolated the pots or jack as wanted to see how it would sound and it is all working well including the tone…"
Sep 22
the anonymous pick replied to Dave B's discussion help with first build tin top and pot wiring
"It's just better to isolate  everything everywhere  (shafts included) . There is a chance that your "tin" contains more aluminum  than metal , so even if you   incorporated the lid as a ground , it wouldnt work…"
Sep 7
Dave B replied to Dave B's discussion help with first build tin top and pot wiring
"Thanks, after I string it up i will test it and see what happens, I did plug it in and it tapped the top of the tin and it sounded a bit like a stomp box drum so I guess the whole top is acting like a pickup as it is. The volume knob worked but the…"
Sep 7
Cause the Blue rat replied to Dave B's discussion help with first build tin top and pot wiring
"Actually it does matter what lug your cap is soldered too. The good news is they both work. But they will sound and work slightly different. Try it one way. Then try it the other.  Anonymous gave great advice. Isolate! "
Sep 7
the anonymous pick replied to Dave B's discussion help with first build tin top and pot wiring
"Depending on the  amount of  "metal" in the  "tin".  you may need to separate the  pickup  , pots, and  jack from any direct contact with  the tin .  ie: rubber washers , and…"
Sep 6
Dave B replied to Dave B's discussion help with first build tin top and pot wiring
"This is the diagram I have followed.. "
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help with first build tin top and pot wiring

I have nearly wired in my first CBG but just want to make  sure it is right.  I have soldered the capacitor to the left hand leg/solder post on the tone pot (as viewed from the back with legs facing upwards)  As I see  this on a diagram however many videos I watch seem to show the capacitor being wired to the middle leg on the tone pot.  Does it matter which leg the capacitor goes to on the tone pot? Also I am using a tin box for the top and my mini humbucker is cut into the top of the tin but…See More
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At 11:28am on September 4, 2019, BrianQ. said…

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