Les Paul Wiring Diagram

Les Paul wiringReplacing the pickups in this iconic guitar is a snap with this Les Paul wiring diagram

Today we’ll look at the Gibson Les Paul wiring diagram so you can use it as a reference when installing new pickups or changing a component because of wear. There are many different brands of pickups you can install into your guitar, and once you know the wiring code of the pickup, the rest of the installation is the same.

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Lindy Fralin Partial Tap Resistor

Lindy Fralin Partial Tap ResistorThe Lindy Fralin Partial Tap Resistor is a type of sub-modification that works with the coil-splitting humbucker modification.

Why use a Lindy Fralin Partial Tap Resistor?

You can only coil-split humbuckers, which means that you can use a switch to turn off one of the two coils that make up the humbucker. The resulting tone is usually much less powerful. The guitar will drop in volume, but the tone will brighten. Your humbucker will take on the characteristics of a single-coil pickup. Notes will be crisp and clear, but you will lose humbucking capability, and noise will creep in. This ingenious mod by Lindy Fralin opens it up to make it even more useful.

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Mixing 500K and 250K Ohm Potentiometers

mixing 500k and 250k ohm potentiometersMixing 500k and 250k ohm potentiometers provides some options but it is also important to understand how it affects the circuit load

Let’s discuss mixing 500k and 250k ohm potentiometers. One of the most common questions we get has to do with selecting the correct value for the volume and tone controls. The standard convention is to use 500k pots when you use humbuckers and 250k pots when your guitar has single-coil pickups, but what would happen if you switched the values, or used one of each? Continue reading “Mixing 500K and 250K Ohm Potentiometers”

Railhammer Nuevo 90 Wiring Diagram

Railhammer Nuevo 90 wiringKiller P-90 tone awaits you with this Railhammer Nuevo 90 Wiring Diagram

In this post, we’re going to share our Railhammer Nuevo 90 wiring diagram, which gets you up-and-running with a great P-90 tone. The Nuevo 90, as you may have been able to deduce from the name, is Railhammer’s modern take on the vintage P90 pickup. It features much of the same sound associated with the original P90, but the tone is a little more balanced, and the coils are a little more responsive than a vintage model.

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Railhammer Hyper Vintage Coil Splitting

Railhammer Hyper Vintage coil splittingIf you are looking for some single coil tones, Railhammer Hyper Vintage coil splitting offers plenty of versatility

If you have one of these new modern Railhammer pickups, you may be wondering if there is a way that you can split these pickups to have access to the extra tones created by this modification. We’re going to discuss Railhammer Hyper Vintage coil splitting in this article and help you with this easy to accomplish modification.

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Fender Mustang Tone Knob Only Affects Bridge Pickup – Is This Possible?

Fender Mustang tone knobA reader asks about modifying the Fender Mustang tone knob so that it only affects the bridge pickup

Question

I would like to modify the wiring of my Fender Mustang tone knob so that it affects only the bridge pickup. It’s a newer model and I have attached the wiring diagram from Fender. Is this an easy mod? Is it even possible?

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Railhammer Hyper Vintage Wiring Diagram

Railhammer Hyper Vintage wiringThis Railhammer Hyper Vintage wiring diagram will get your super-modern looking pickup up-and-running with that late-50's sound

In this short guide, we are going to show you how to install a Railhammer pickup in your guitar using our Railhammer Hyper Vintage wiring diagram. Railhammers are a relatively new brand of pickup that came to the market in 2012. These pickups feature a unique design that uses rails to pick up the sound from the bottom three bass strings and uses posts to pick up the sound from the top three treble strings.

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Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Coil Splitting

seymour duncan sh-2n jazz coil splittingIf you’d like to coil split your guitar’s Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz pickup, here’s an excellent guide for doing just that.

In this post we’re going to do a Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz coil splitting, but first, a little background information: Humbucker pickups are usually wired to use both of its coils at the same time. Coil splitting is when you use a switch to shut off one of the coils to make it sound much like a single coil pickup. Splitting the pickup will give you more tone options, and the modification is completely reversible.

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Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Coil Splitting

seymour duncan pearly gates coil splittingSeymour Duncan Pearly Gates coil splitting will provide you with great new tone options, and the modification is completely reversible.

In this post, we’re going to show you Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates coil splitting. Humbucker pickups such as the Pearly Gates are usually wired to use both of its coils at the same time. When you coil split the pickup, you use a switch to shut off one of the coils, making it perform like a single coil pickup.

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