With an overdriven amp it's not mainly volume but also drive that you are changing. I can see both sides and have been using both for years. If you want to sound a little more like a real burst. A clean and tinned tip is essential for the correct heat transfer into the joint you are creating. If you like most players that leave your tone cranked up to 10 all the time then the 50s wiring is the way to go, but if you like to use your tone controls then go with the Modern wring, unless your pickups are muddy and dark sounding, then go with the 50s wiring, or better yet go with no tone control at all. I don't have a soldering iron so I gotta drive to a bud's and do this. It shows the jack going back into the body of the guitar but my les paul has it grounded to the metal plate.
Use either a damp heat resistant sponge or. Any strong shoe string works. I want to be able to roll back volume for a less grainy sound while retaining clarity, but I want my tone control to work well. It really depends on your guitar, pickups and playing style. I sent back to vintage taper pots in a '50s scheme.
Take one of the shorter lengths of braided wire you cut earlier, pull the braid back about 2cm and solder the inner core wire to the volume output lug. Briefly, yes you have to remove the pots to measure them properly, spin the shaft to the middle of it's rotation and measure from the wiper to the outside lug on both sides - if the readings are close, it's linear, if they're way off, it's audio taper. Once you decide what internal signal path works best for you, hard wire it, Click to expand. A wiring diagram is a simple visual depiction of the physical connections and also physical format of an electric system or circuit. I have no corrrect terms or theory behind this but I pretty sure if you were to move the neck lead over it would work as before. Note the new position of the capacitor lead on the vol.
In Hamers with two pickups, two volume pots and one tone pot, the tone pot is connected to the output jack. I would go with the 1950s wiring. When it comes to the jack, there is one nifty trick in particular. There is a full at the end of this article and we recommend you study it before starting. X-rays showed they lied about the capacitors as well as other details. Now, braided wire has been known to be awkward to work with, whether it be soldering the ground to the jack or to the back of volume pots and we get emails each week asking for any tips on how to work with it efficiently.
It seems to also give them a little more bight when the volume control is all the way up. I have almost all of my guitars even the Fenders set up with '50s wiring for the purpose of keeping the guitar brighter when I turn down the volume control. Are there any tone considerations about the mounting plate? Brother in laws were 250 tone 300 vol. But that gives you one more switch to engage and requires a lot of thinking—no fun. Not sure what to do. I will set the amp on 5 or 6 to get some nice overdrive.
The neck pick up cct is untouched and still works both centre and rhythm. Check out the wiring schematic Fig. Years ago I always wondered why my vintage Gibsons always sounded less muddy when rolling back the volume. Does the volume control acts like a master or indpendent volume? The thickest lug in the middle is the ground. What you might prefer is very much subject to personal preferences. Is that only Gibsons modern wiring? This wire will already be there if you are re-wiring a Les Paul but if it is your first install, take a 10cm piece of wire which you need to connect to the tailpiece lug that is nearest the volume pot and solder this wire to the back of the pot.
Here is the finished harness on the template. I'll either reaffirm my position, or gladly change to a new norm. It shows just how the electric cables are adjoined and also can likewise show where components as well as parts may be connected to the system. With two tone controls though, 50s wiring isn't an option because the tone controls have to come before the switch and volume control. You have to experiment with values, using test leads attached to your pots to test the caps, when you find the right value solder it in. What can you tell me about that wiring Paul? Well, we all own Les Pauls, so getting a better guitar is out of the question! By the way I have my stock pots in both of my les pauls i think. Then there are mods changing the order of tone pot and tone capacitor in a number of varieties.
This switch has 5 lugs; 3 on one side, 2 on the other. The modern way is to hook the tone pot up to the outer lug of the volume pot. It is more like you turn down to 7 or so to clean it up. So -5% of 90% output is less than -5% of 100% output. In your diagram, that capacitor is connected to the pickup wire which is modern wiring.
From a birds-eye point of view, these are the first lugs on each volume pot lug 3 , and the middle lugs on the tone pots lug 2. And if you want to see more images more we recommend the gallery below, you can see the picture as a reference design from your 50S Les Paul Wiring Diagram. We attempt to introduced in this post since this may be one of great reference for any 50's les paul wiring diagram options. The inner ring in this case with the Switchcraft stamping on is always the ground. I did have to flatten and re-bend them to fit the whitch-hat knobs though. The harness is now ready to install into your Les Paul.