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Old 01-08-2006, 03:35 PM   #1
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is anyone here good with guitar wiring?

my guitars been a bit funny for a while so i opened it up and noticed the red wire had come off the jack thingy. now this wouldnt be a problem, as i can solder it back on, but theres another wire. on my other guitars theres only 2, a white and red, but this one has a white red and...well one with no cover. where the bloody hell does it go to!?

the whites come off too but i know where that goes, but which goes on the other side of the jack thingy? the red or the non covered one? im guessing the one without a covers an earth, so it should probably be soldered somewhere too...?

as you can tell, electronics is my downfall.
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:24 AM   #2
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Id put money on the bare wire being an earth.

I would solder the red one back to the jack.

The earth - see if there is a contact point somewhere on the body or the outer casing (most likely on a metallic surface)

Which guitar is it?
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:04 PM   #3
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its a rickenbacker copy, like the pic underneath. what would happen if i didnt put the earth somewhere?

my guess is id end up like this

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Im not sure what current / voltage is used by a guitar? Probably not enough to hurt you. Treating the pickups as a sensor (which they essentially are) then I would say 12v would be about right.

My best guess is that you would get interference / noise from the pickups.

Have you consulted a guitar store? or searched the internet for a tech diagram for your guitar?
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ive looked on the internet with no luck. and i REFUSE to take it to the music shop cos theyre total arseholes.

there is this electronics shop that sells some guitar stuff tho, they might be able to help.
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Old 03-27-2006, 03:36 AM   #6
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where can you get a rickebacker copy???
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