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help with first build tin top and pot wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Sep 7. 6 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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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.. "
Sep 6
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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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