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  1. #9


    Join Date: Nov 2013
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    Welcome to MG and good luck with the project!
    For the pots, what do you need help with? Pickup switch should be reusable. You may also need a mono jack if switching to passive as (I think) actives use stereo jacks
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    Quote Originally Posted by BStobart View Post
    Welcome to MG and good luck with the project!
    For the pots, what do you need help with? Pickup switch should be reusable. You may also need a mono jack if switching to passive as (I think) actives use stereo jacks
    Well, it's really the audio vs. linear debate everyone has an opinion on. I guess it would be best for me to just list what I'm ordering and maybe someone can say "Yes" or "No". This is the diagram I'm going off of https://www.seymourduncan.com/images...n_1TppSPLb.jpg. And, obviously, I'll need to measure everyone.

    1. Neck Pickup: SJBJ-1 (https://www.amazon.com/Seymour-Dunca...s&sr=1-1-fkmr0)
    2. Bridge Pickup: Duncan Distortion (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002D05V4...v_ov_lig_dp_it)
    3. Volume/Tone Pots: CTS 500k Push/Pull (https://www.amazon.com/CTS-Shaft-Aud...%2C179&sr=8-10). I need to make sure these fit
    4. Tone Cap: .047uf (https://www.amazon.com/047uf-Orange-...9477436&sr=8-2)
    5. Wire Kit: https://guitarelectronics.com/guitar...ding-wire-kit/ (Probably good to have)
    6. Blade Switch: Will reuse what I have
    7: Jack: I'll have to check on that. I think mine may work.

  4. #11


    Join Date: Jun 2006
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    ME: 02 NAMM Jackson RR
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    Your list looks solid. For the push pull pots - I actually like the ones that don't have the PCB on them - the PCB is supposed to make them easier to solder, but I think it's worse. For the tone cap you don't need an orange drop, just about any .047 will get the job done (many will find this amusing coming from since I have $$$ expensive PiO caps in my guitars). However, if you're just buying one or two caps, then you're not going to find any film caps that are any cheaper (you have to buy in quantity to save).

    The pots I prefer, YMMV:
    https://www.amazon.com/Bourns-Audio-...506738&sr=8-10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Überschall View Post
    Your list looks solid. For the push pull pots - I actually like the ones that don't have the PCB on them - the PCB is supposed to make them easier to solder, but I think it's worse. For the tone cap you don't need an orange drop, just about any .047 will get the job done (many will find this amusing coming from since I have $$$ expensive PiO caps in my guitars). However, if you're just buying one or two caps, then you're not going to find any film caps that are any cheaper (you have to buy in quantity to save).

    The pots I prefer, YMMV:
    https://www.amazon.com/Bourns-Audio-...506738&sr=8-10
    Awesome. Thanks for the info. Yeah, I actually watched a couple videos on someone soldering push/pull pots. One with the PCB and one without and it did seem as if the ones with the PCB were a little more of a hassle. It's really going to come down to what I can fit in the cavity (which I still need to measure). If I have to ditch the whole push/pull idea to split the coils, it's not a big deal. Just a wish list item since I'll in there wiring anyway.

    As for the orange drop cap, just out of curiosity, do you mean the orange drops will work but I can find something cheaper (like a larger quantity of cheaper .047 caps)?

  7. #13


    Join Date: Jun 2006
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    For the cap... yes. But honestly, you could save a dollar or two at most. Probably not worth it unless you're doing a LOT of guitars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Überschall View Post
    For the cap... yes. But honestly, you could save a dollar or two at most. Probably not worth it unless you're doing a LOT of guitars.
    Got it. Thanks!

    And thanks everyone for the advice!!! Looks like I'll start ordering stuff in the next couple days. I'll be sure to post updates once I get things rolling.

    Edit: I also gotta say you all have been super helpful. This is why I love the metal community. I tried a couple of different forums and it always turns into a pissing match.

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