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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 7 Nov 2017 8:01 am     Reply with quote

Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the single-neck 6- or 8-string Stringmaster-type circuit that uses separate volume, tone, and mixer controls?

I have been following this Seymour Duncan diagram, and either I am missing something or there's an error somewhere on the diagram.



The controls don't do what they're supposed to do. Electronics are not my strong point. Perhaps someone can spot my wiring error in this photo:



Pots from left: Volume, tone, mixer

Volume:
The top terminal has one black (ground) wire from the jack and another black wire soldered to the casing.
The middle terminal has the white (hot) wire from the jack.
The bottom terminal has one end of the tone cap and the white (hot) wire from the lead pickup.

Tone:
The top terminal is unused.
The middle terminal has the other end of the tone cap.
The bottom terminal has a black (ground) wire soldered to the casing.

Mixer:
The top terminal is unused.
The middle terminal has the black (ground) wire from the lead pickup and the yellow (hot) wire from the rhythm pickup.
The bottom terminal has the black (ground) wire from the rhythm pickup and another black wire soldered to the casing.

1/4" jack (not shown):
Hot side -- white (hot) wire to middle terminal of volume control.
Ground -- black (ground) wires to top terminal of volume control and to bottom of bridge.
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Steven Paris


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Los Angeles
Post Posted 8 Nov 2017 3:38 am     Reply with quote

Tone & Mixer pots missing ground wire to common ground.
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Bill Sinclair


From:
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 8 Nov 2017 7:15 am     Reply with quote

Steven Paris wrote:
Tone & Mixer pots missing ground wire to common ground.


They should all be grounded through the pot's star washer on the copper foil but maybe that's not happening. Are you sure you don't have the white jack and pickup wires reversed? Or the two black pickup wires?
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 10 Nov 2017 11:02 am     Reply with quote

Steven Paris wrote:
Tone & Mixer pots missing ground wire to common ground.

Ran ground wires between the casings on all three pots. No change, so they were likely already grounded through the copper tape as Bill suggests.
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 10 Nov 2017 11:06 am     Reply with quote

Bill Sinclair wrote:
Are you sure you don't have the white jack and pickup wires reversed? Or the two black pickup wires?

Didn't think I had reversed any wires, but since it does not work properly that's entirely possible. Will open it up and double check my work.
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