By Helene Brinson. Guitar Electric. Published at Friday, August 31st, 2018 - 11:10:42 AM.
The cheap guitar cables you find are normally made with alloy, tin and nickel, these are generally very poor at getting the guitar signal to the amplifier. They are prone to interference from other electrical items likes radios and poor electrical wires in the venue your are playing at. the is problem is made worse by the cheap insulation which lets the signals from these appliances into your leads and mess with your guitar signal.
Once the harness was removed I grabbed roll of masking tape and taped the floss to the guitar body at the holes. This was to ensure that the ends of the floss would not go into the guitar, making it even more difficult to get the wiring assembly back into the guitar. Then I fired up my soldering iron and fixed the broken connection. While I was at it I thought it would be a good idea to check all the other connections to make sure they were solid. I did not want to have to do this again.
Guitar Wiring Explored – Introducing the Super Switch, Part 1. In the first part of this two-part article, we look at the original five-way switch and find it lacking for some uses. The 2-pole super-switch steps in to help, and we look at how we would go about wiring a Strat in the standard way using that switch. Once we’ve understood that, we go on to create an interesting alternate wiring scheme for a Strat that wouldn’t be possible with the standard 5-way.
12AX7 Tubes. There are five (5) types of 12ax7 tubes being made today, and the same tube is often sold under multiple different labels. If you want to know what you are buying, the best thing you can do is become familiar with the construction of the different types, so you can tell which is which regardless of the label each is being sold under.
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