Wiring Woes

I got everything wired up and installed on my daughter’s guitar only to find it didn’t work when I strung it up with one string.

one string test

So I took it back apart and went over everything. I couldn’t figure it out. So off to the internets for a little research!

It turns out I had followed wiring instructions that used a foreign made replacement pickup selector. The three way toggle I used was a short switchcraft toggle. I had reversed the ground and output so I had a ground loop with no sound. As soon as I switched the ground and output lugs I put it back together, plugged it in, and got sweat music!

properly wired

Next step is to string it up, check the neck bend, intonate, adjust string height, and adjust pickup height.


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