Jimmy Page Wiring Anyone? So much ambition, so little room...
Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:50 AM
Long story short: Push/Pull Pots seem to be too big for the SG's body, how do some people achieve awesome Push/Pull wiring???
Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:42 PM
If that's not an issue, then try checking out this forum post:
"Try StewMac for a lower profile push-pull pot...
+1. I've put push-pulls in several brands of SG's (including the 4 push-pull Jimmy Page system). I use the StewMac kind. It can be snug, but they've always fit for me."...
"By stewmac pots, you mean these?"
Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:58 PM
She has a few small nicks and dents and the pickguard has felt it's fare share of strum-abuse, but I think that's the way it should be. There shouldn't be a guitar that's too good to play with. I doubt THIS specific guitar will ever be famous or coveted, but every minor adjustment makes it that much sweeter, and it sure as hell feels and sounds better than any other I've ever played.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:01 PM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:01 PM
1- The wiring schematic I used was a little off.
2- The knobs sit a little high on the shaft (even with the short shaft push-pulls)
3- The tone flexibility is absolutely amazing, even for a passive wiring.
The wiring schematic I used ended up making the reverse phase switch and the series/parallel switch work backwards (normal in UP position, activated in DOWN position)... Aside from that everything worked normally (I'm planning a partial re-wire to correct it anyhow). I shielded the control and pup cavities with conductive paint. Copper foil for the pickguard and back control plate. I was worried that the new pickups wouldn't live up to the old ones, but these overwounds are nice. A bit hot and dark, but when put into split mode are much brighter than the stock ones. the reverse phase gives an awesome trebly spank and if you want SUPER fat tone, the series push-pull really fills everything up. I've played with so many combinations that it feels like having a dozen guitars at the pull of a few switches. So many good tones to fit whatever you feel at the time. Just a small correction from the wiring and special adjusting of the push-pulls (mostly for looks) and she'll be just right. I don't recommend anyone jumping into a huge conversion like this without some soldering experience or you may end up regretting it, but if you've had some practice and done your research, it's totally worth it.