This is the pick guard from my last project, The Skateboard Guitar
. It will soon be going on the Fabric Stencil Guitar.
For this project, I am converting a two humbucker guitar with one volume and one tone into one that has a volume for each pickup and no tone control.
This is my favorite setup for guitar wiring because:
1. I rarely use the tone knob on any guitar.
2. I like to keep one volume on zero so the toggle switch becomes an on/off, and can also be used for stuttering, killswitch-type effects.
3. I like to keep the neck pickup at a lower volume for cleaner sound coming through my tube amp, and the bridge pickup on ten for more output at the flick of a switch.
The guitar in this case is a Jagmaster, but this would also work on many other 2 pickup/2 knob guitars that have a 3 way toggle switch.
The whole process took about an hour.
-40 Watt pencil type soldering iron (maybe overkill, but works fast, and I'm not worried about frying any capacitors for this one).
-Needle nose pliers.
-Soldering probe tool thing (has paid for itself a thousand times)
-Razor blade (for stripping the ends of wires)
-Alligator clip extra pair of hands thing (also paid for itself many times over)
-Lead free rosin core solder
-Wet rag (to wipe soldering iron tip)