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single humbucker wiring question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurence Owen Jan 25. 4 Replies

As it says, I'm close to finishing my first guitar and installing the pickup is frying my brain.I had initially bookmarked this link: …Continue

Pickup to string distance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Oct 2, 2019. 4 Replies

Hi, still in the process of gathering components etc for my guitar which WAS going to be a shovel variety but may yet be made out of an old pew.I have bought a double coil humbucker for use and am…Continue

Shovel guitar and sizes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurence Owen Sep 17, 2019. 5 Replies

Hi, still gathering parts for my first build, and NOT being a musician I will have to ask some noob questions.Now, I've been watching the great Justin Johnson unpack one of his signature shovels and…Continue

Pitch Pine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurence Owen Sep 12, 2019. 4 Replies

Hi, new to the forum and guitar building.I won't be making a cbg for my first build, it will be either a shovel variation or a solid bodied made out of pitch pine,I have access to some quite aged…Continue

 

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Laurence Owen replied to Laurence Owen's discussion single humbucker wiring question
"Thanks much appreciated"
Jan 25
Taffy Evans replied to Laurence Owen's discussion single humbucker wiring question
"Sorry, the wrong diagram came up and I did not notice. Follow the single humbucker diagram but treat the "north" wire as yours and the earth. Taff"
Jan 25
Laurence Owen replied to Laurence Owen's discussion single humbucker wiring question
"Hi Taffy and thanks for the reply. Understood on the earth for the bridge and the mesh I'm a bit confused as to your reference to a 3-way switch though as I can't see one on that diagram? Thanks."
Jan 25
Taffy Evans replied to Laurence Owen's discussion single humbucker wiring question
"Hi, if you only have one pickup then you will not have the 3way switch shown in that diagram. Take the centre wire of that switch as your pickup hot wire, and follow the wiring to the pots from there. As you say the braided  wire is the earth…"
Jan 24
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single humbucker wiring question

As it says, I'm close to finishing my first guitar and installing the pickup is frying my brain.I had initially bookmarked this link: https://guitarelectronics.com/1-humbucker-1-volume-1-tone/but the wiring is different to my pickup.I have a single wire coming out which splits into a white sleeved one and a mesh which I take to be the earth.Based on the above diagram where do I run the white…See More
Jan 24
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Three string guitars

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Oct 19, 2019
Cause the Blue rat replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Pickup to string distance
"Totally agree. Distance is preference. I played with a guy who had his deep into the guitar. He had an awesome sound. "
Oct 2, 2019
Laurence Owen replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Pickup to string distance
"thanks for the responses I was under the impression that on a shovek guitar it was greater than that but on closer inspection it isn't.will post pictures when built. thanks once again."
Oct 1, 2019
BrianQ. replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Pickup to string distance
"You can go off all the specs on the net, but ask any professional & they’ll tell you it’s personal preference? Having said that, I have seen professional musicians with the pickups just a hair under the point where the strings buzz…"
Sep 29, 2019
Laurence Owen posted a discussion

Pickup to string distance

Hi, still in the process of gathering components etc for my guitar which WAS going to be a shovel variety but may yet be made out of an old pew.I have bought a double coil humbucker for use and am curious just how far it is possible to have the strings from the surface of the pickup?I plan to be going fretless so there is a good spacing between neck and string which also obviously occurs at the pickup.So, what's the reckoning?See More
Sep 29, 2019
Laurence Owen replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion CNC carving machine
"I have one of the chinese machines, cost me £230 in the UK and believe me they are a pain in the ass.Flaky components, especially psu and control boards, and one hell of a learning curve to get them doing what you want.That said, master one of…"
Sep 29, 2019
Laurence Owen replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Shovel guitar and sizes
Sep 17, 2019
Taffy Evans replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Shovel guitar and sizes
"Hi, I think I got it wrong with my build Ha Ha."
Sep 16, 2019
Laurence Owen replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Shovel guitar and sizes
"cheers for that I'll look later. mine's going to be fretless so allowing space for so many frets isn;t going to be an issue regarding neck length."
Sep 16, 2019
BrianQ. replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Shovel guitar and sizes
"Here’s another one about shovel guitar building tips:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YIF44Jj3gK8"
Sep 16, 2019
BrianQ. replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Shovel guitar and sizes
"Any shovel will work, it’s all about what scale length you wanna use? But if you must, he’s using a 20” model- 20” is the length of the handle, 1.5” is the diameter of the handle? Doesn’t seem like the spade size…"
Sep 16, 2019

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I'm looking to build a shovel guitar followed by guitars using other items. I have read some of the forums and it seems a good place for discussions on building these things as I am certainly NO musician!

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At 11:51am on September 11, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Laurence, plenty of build/play info in the Resources tab, including a shovel guitar? Don’t forget to check out Glenn Watt & Del Puckett YouTube channel as well? Here’s a simple video of how to build the easiest cbg: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8

 
 
 

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