I have other guitars -- I bought this one expressly for learning how to change various elements and making modifications. Eventually I will upgrade to Seth lover Pearly gates or similar but I am not doing that until I figure out how something bigger than where it could go in went in. Any suggestions would be appreciated. You can either de-solder the pickup wires or use wire cutters to clip them off. I'll try to do that today.
Brighter pickups with a mid dip don't work well in that guitar imho! Ron, sorry about the bad terminology - I'm still playing catch-up. Each kit is built to order, and in the order it was received. I am currently waiting on the new switchcraft jack to arrive so I have not installed the wiring harness into the guitar yet, but I have tried out the new set-up with some temporary alligator clips to an old jack. Feed a wire through each tone pot hole and out the F hole in a similar fashion. Removal of the old components is now done. I've included a photo of the set-up -- I'd be grateful to hear any thoughts. As you decrease the volume the amount of drive from your guitar decreases so your overdrive breaks up a lot less and you end up with a much cleaner tone and no real volume loss until you get down to about 3.
I use a hand towel to protect the finish. But also things that I want to improve upon: Lots of hum Tuning machines not precise Pickups muddy and indistinct. I pull the jack through first and secure it with a nut and washer. Use a multimeter, circuit tester, or just plug the dangling jack into an amp and tap on the pickups. I was a little confused on how to wire up the caps. I had a problem with a disconnected ground wire but figured that out.
I'm thinking hard, not taking it lightly, and can picture it all. Obviously the output jack also has to come out; I find a metal jack plug body soldered to a bendy piece of fret wire very useful when it comes to getting it back in place. At this point you should have the pots, switch, and jack out of the guitar with the pickup wires still connected. Thanks for visiting Mojo Shout! You can replace your Epiphone pickups with Gibson pickups. I am also thinking about adding a treble bleed as well to each volume pot.
The neck pup is like a roll on off without volume, I am in need of advice as to what to do. You can do it yourself. My digital multi meter has a continuity function so I checked all connections and they seem to be ok. They are the worst stock p'ups known to mankind. Soldered directly to each tone pot; 2. Not a way to improve the value of the instrument by any means.
After about a month of living with it there are things I love: Great looks Great neck Bags of character Plays really well Sounds cool through my Vox amp. I'd also like to note, there is no right or wrong way--only the way they leave the factory, and the way you like it. I like to use a stepped drill bit for this job. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. . If you like the sound and the method involved, more power to you. My question is, can I buy a pre-wired harness with small enough pots to go through my F hole that will also fit into the existing harware holes?? Get a tech's eyeballs on it and his first-hand opinion and gauge it with any experience you've had with glitchy controls or jack.
I make sure to feed the lead wires out of the F-hole of the guitar. Older Korean Sheratons from the 90s mostly from Samick were having smaller f-holes preventing the regular pots to go through. I have a question concerning a pickup installation I am doing to my Epiphone 335 Dot Deluxe. It's a korean 2004 Unsung factory model, plays like butter and I am not letting her go, immaculate but maybe somebody can tell me what is going on? I line up the numbers to the so 0 and 10 land on the point. Turns your tone knob into an overdrive control. What look like single wires, actually aren't. All measurements are from center to center.
I find it hard to believe that all the pickups are bad. For the records, I've done this kind of jobs as a moonlightning pro, and Seratons are my. Now comes the fun part. We use only high grade components in our kits to bring out optimum performance. You should now be able to gently extract the pots and switch through the F hole. Tip: Plug the assembly in and make sure everything works before installing it! You have to work the pots in at an angle through the widest part of the f-hole. Be careful not to damage the finish around the f-hole.