Not sure I would recommend removing anything else, it looks like he just needs to resolder the ground and the output jack, and then that one white wire needs to go somewhere?Glen C wrote:Hard to tell from your picture but I'll take a stab - can't guarantee though...
Remove the white wire that is running from the 5 way to the volume pot loose at the volume pot and move it to the center post on the tone pot
Sounds good to me!Glen C wrote:The unattached end of the white wire on the volume pot should be attached to pin 4/5 of the 5 way switch.
Yup.Glen C wrote:The black wire grounds the tremolo -attach it there
The yellow wire goes to the output jack - the center wire is the signal and the bare shield wire is the ground.
Neither. The worst thing is you get silence. Or you could get a thin, out of phase sound... The voltage from pickups is measured in millivolts, not enough juice to damage you, the fuse, or any components in the guitar or amp.lostboy wrote:What's the worst that could happen if I wire it up wrong? Electric shock or just pop a fuse?
I think you're probably just looking at worn out pots and a worn out switch.lostboy wrote:...I've had some sound through the amp in clean and overdrive but the guitar volume button is a bit dodgy, a slight knock and the sound stops, knock it again and it works.
GennyFan wrote:Since you've already got the pickguard off and you've got a soldering iron, I think you could probably get a complete upgrade kit for around 20 pounds. See the Stratcaster Wiring Kit at the link below:
They've got wiring diagrams too.
Again, you could probably get away with just spraying the pots and switch with electronics contact cleaner, but if it's a guitar you plan to keep, I recommend that you upgrade the parts.
Hope this helps, good luck!
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