On the other hand, the 50s version keeps the amount of treble the same but drops a bit in volume as soon as you roll down the tone pot. This seems pretty simple, I've seen a couple of diagrams. Also I recommend making a cover to protect the finish when removing the switch washer. There we have it - how to wire a Les Paul Junior - one of the most simple yet versatile wiring setups in an electric guitar. Medium and small Grovers screw hole comes down diagonally off of the casing.
The first to do here is to solder the ground lugs to the pot back. The guitar went from a single coil melody Maker to a Humbucking Super Distortion Monster. Winding Machine replica using exact vintage spec foil and paper film. Heck, some people like linear volumes better too xD But as far as vintage tone goes, audio-taper. Refer to our guide on.
No settings were changed for each part of the recordings except to switch from parallel to series coupling of the pickups. Not unless I get into frequent repair work. I am having some trouble making a choice. They're hand soldered, hand cast in oven-proof thermoplastic, hot vacuum impregnated with pure castor oil and hand-painted. This is essentially 50s style wiring because the cap is connected to the switch instead of the pickups. Reduce unwanted electrical noise by using shielded coaxial cable for your longer wiring runs for example, the connection between the controls and the output jack. Anyway, my Musicians Friend Junior is a good little guit and a great deal.
Any advices on the perfect kit for this in mind?. The tone is less muddy when rolling off but the bridge pick up no longer works in the centre position. If your guitar is one of these models give it a new lease of life by fitting 500k pots, which are available in standard and long shaft models to fit certain Les Paul models with encased electronics. Only about half of the original hole shows. It only takes about 5 min.
Step Three Next, using your braided wire, push back the outer braid and inner cloth wire to reveal the inner wire - solder this to the output lug of the volume control middle lug. Thank-you Phil for your inspiration from all the work that you have done! Your Free Account Today And Become A Member On Les Paul Forums. Stew Mac's suggested wiring; 3. Thank you for the clear explainations! No settings were changed for each part of the recordings except to switch from parallel to series coupling of the pickups. The outer braid goes to the ground lug the lug with the ring Unravel the remaining outer braid until you can twist it and snip it to leave a little ledge - it will wedge into the hole of the jack's ground lug and will be easier to solder. It looks like regular stock modern wiring actually, with the only difference being in which lug on the tone pot the wire and ground are. And since my 2005 was made around the same time as your 2006 I would guess the holes on our guitars have the same specs.
Our guide to wiring the main controls of a Les Paul in the popular 50s style. For information on guitar pickups for Les Pauls, check out these articles: Found that some 10 years ago, and it was a revelation. Yet Another Les Paul Wiring Question Les Paul Forums. I want to rewire it as follows: -3 seperate volumes and 1 master tone. As with the volume pot, there are two ways of wiring up the tone pot. Can someone either post a wiring diagram that shows the lugs, or send it to me at? Too bad they are no longer available. As a result, the overall volume is controlled by either volume pot.
For official Les Paul Junior dimensions, the centre to centre distance of the two holes is 6cm. In the modern version, the capacitor is connected to the same lug as the pickup and goes to the middle lug of the tone pot just like the modern Les Paul wiring. Will report back when I make the swap. Thanks for the article Orpheo! If he used stock wiring and pots, they were likely 500k on his older guitars I think Gibson introduced 300k in 1973. Did you try installing them yet? Includes vintage style spaghetti tubing on each lead, as pictured.
Volume pots are essentially variable resistors. Tin the side and top of the tone pot casing by spreading a small puddle of solder in the area where you will solder the braid to. Dont you come here to find out some new unique 50's les paul wiring diagram idea? If you have pickups with identical leads, be sure to mark which was the bridge or neck for re-install later. What does move is a bridge, which is connected to the middle lug. With the master tone option, you can use the 50s wiring if you want. The toggle switch selects the bridge pickup in the down position, the neck pickup in the up position and the middle position selects the bridge and middle pickups together.