Our chat with a resourceful electronics expert who provides custom-ordered wiring harnesses that you can easily install into your guitar.
In this post we’re going to focus on one of our readers who has his own guitar-based business; Anthony Turco. Anthony is the founder of Ampturco Guitar Werks, a business that makes drop-in wiring harnesses for your guitar.
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Covering the pros and cons of each type of nut, so you can decide which is best for you.
Graphite vs plastic vs bone nuts: one of the best ways of improving your guitar’s tone is by changing its nut. The cheap nut that is used in so many guitars will rob you of your sparkling high end and your sustain. But, when it comes to deciding on a replacement, you’ll find that there are quite a few different types, and making a choice can be difficult.
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Open up your tonal possibilities with a DiMarzio Fast Track 2 mini humbucker.
In this article, we’re going to talk about DiMarzio Fast Track 2 wiring for your guitar. The DiMarzio Fast Track 2 is a mini humbucker that uses two blades instead of steel posts in its design. The Fast Track 2 has a much higher output gain than that of the Fast Track 1. It’s an excellent choice for the bridge position, and it’s said to sound similar to DiMarzio’s top-rated Super Distortion pickup.
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In this post, we’re going to show you how to install the Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB humbucker pickup into your guitar.
In the Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB wiring that we’ll be doing, the pickup is installed using four colored conductor wires and a bare wire. The SH-4JB is a humbucker that uses balanced coil configuration to produce improved harmonics with just the right blend of sustain and distortion. It’s a high-output, versatile pickup that sounds very good in the Neck and Bridge positions.
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Expand your tonal possibilities by installing the Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model humbucker pickup into your guitar.
The Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz is a humbucker, with a clean and articulate tone that’s perfect for fast runs. Used as a neck pickup, it is an excellent match for many of the brand’s bridge pickups . For our Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz wiring installation, we’ll use four different colored conductor wires and a bare wire.
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Using a Fender Telecaster as a model, we'll install pickups and create a 2 pickup guitar wiring diagram.
Today we are going to cover installing pickups into a two-pickup guitar and creating a 2 pickup guitar wiring diagram. So, to start, we’ll demonstrate by modeling our guitar circuit after the Fender Telecaster, which uses two pickups, one volume, one tone control, and one three-way switch.
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Open up your tonal possibilities with a DiMarzio Virtual Vintage Blues pickup.
In this post, we’re going to show you DiMarzio Virtual Vintage Blues wiring for your guitar. The Virtual Vintage Blues is a stacked humbucker that has been designed to play the Blues and is said to sound very similar to an original pre-1963 Strat electric guitar pickup.
A stacked humbucker is two coils placed on top of each other, instead of side by side, like other humbuckers. Stacking allows the humbucker to fit into a single coil space. This pickup is installed using four colored conductor wires and a bare wire.
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Add some shielding to your Tele and enjoy a quieter guitar.
The Fender Telecaster is a legendary instrument, but it can become frustratingly noisy at times, leaving you frantically searching for a way to quiet it down. Noise gates can help keep the noise under control when you are not playing, but when you hit a note, and the gate opens, the noise comes through. We can help by showing you how to add some shielding to your Tele to protect it from the outside interference that causes the noise to occur. We’ll also explain proper telecaster shielding grounding.
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Expand your tonal possibilities with a DiMarzio Fast Track 1 installation to your guitar.
So this time around, we’ll be doing a DiMarzio Fast Track 1 wiring. The DiMarzio Fast Track 1 is a mini humbucker that uses two blades instead of steel posts. This design uses a single continuous magnetic field to create an even string balance with very little magnetic pull. The mini humbucker design allows the pickup to fit into a single coil space in your guitar, while still achieving the same high gain, warmer tones, and noise-canceling properties that full-size humbuckers deliver. The Dimarzio Fast Track 1 is installed using four colored conductor wires and a bare wire.
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Taking a close look at the differences between alnico and ceramic magnets and their effect on tone.
When choosing a new pickup for your guitar, consider the magnet, one of the essential, yet complicating elements involved in the sound creation process. We’ll try here to demystify the process by looking at the whole issue of alnico vs ceramic magnets and how they affect your guitar’s tone. You’ll see in this discussion, that these types of magnets produce different kinds of sounds, so many, that your decision-making may prove challenging.
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