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    Default 1 vol 1 tone 2 push pull pots question

    Using this wiring, my tone pot only works as a volume pot. While looking around, I noticed that the same diagram using a toggle instead of a 3 way blade has a ground that this one doesn't. Should the lug in question be grounded on the diagram in question?

    UPDATE: I wired my guitar exactly like the diagram and I was right, the diagram is wrong. The lug in question does need to be grounded.


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    Default 1 vol 1 tone 2 push pull pots question

    Did you cover the legs of the capacitor on the tone pot? If the bare legs of the cap touch the back of the tone pot (or any other ground point or ground wire) when everything is packed in the guitar, it will become a second volume pot.
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    Default Re: 1 vol 1 tone 2 push pull pots question

    Tone cap is grounded to the top of the tone pot. Thatís how a tone pot works. Rolls highs to ground.


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    Default Re: 1 vol 1 tone 2 push pull pots question

    Yeah, but if the input leg of the cap touches any ground before that you get a volume pot, which is exactly what you described happening.
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    Default Re: 1 vol 1 tone 2 push pull pots question

    Bump. Can you verify weather or not the diagram is wrong.


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    The phase reverse might need to be grounded. The quickest way to tell is if the bridge is not making sound when the pickups are not in series with each other and the pickup selector is on the bridge only
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    Quote Originally Posted by beaubrummels View Post
    The phase reverse might need to be grounded. The quickest way to tell is if the bridge is not making sound when the pickups are not in series with each other and the pickup selector is on the bridge only
    Thatís whatís happening.


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    Default Re: 1 vol 1 tone 2 push pull pots question

    Quote Originally Posted by jimilee View Post
    Thatís whatís happening.


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    Try connecting the lug your arrow is pointing to to ground and see if that fixes it. Actually, if you have it partially apart, you can just touch a wire or metal tool across the lug to the back of the pot and see if sound starts coming out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarFanatic
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    I did find the DS-1 in the garbage.
    I once found a guitar amp in the garbage, a Peavey Studio 110. It caught fire at the first gig I played it at.. But it was at the end of it, thank god.

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    Default Re: 1 vol 1 tone 2 push pull pots question

    Quote Originally Posted by beaubrummels View Post
    Try connecting the lug your arrow is pointing to to ground and see if that fixes it. Actually, if you have it partially apart, you can just touch a wire or metal tool across the lug to the back of the pot and see if sound starts coming out.
    That was the trick! Itís gotta be grounded


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