Been putting this off for longer than some laminate flooring jobs - When I installled some Irongear humbucker-sized P90’s in my Epi Dot, I managed to wire up the tone controls so they worked backwards so this needed sorting (plus swapping the bridge P90 for an Irongear Blues Engine humbucker and 50’s wiring to see what that’s all about).
What a pita job, everything has to go in/out through the lower f-hole which is a right tight fit. Anyway, all went well until it was all back together for the first time. I’d tested it outside the body and all was working fine but now, back inside the body, insert jack and “loud clunk” followed by no output - somehow the jack plug had cut the live wire on the jack socket at the solder joint... Everything out again...
Fixed and on the way back in again, the piece of cotton that I’d tied to the jack socket comes off as I’m teasing it through it’s hole in the body (had to use cotton and not string, as tied to the pots, cos string was too thick to tie around the jack socket and push it down into the cavity).
Twenty minutes of holding guitar upside down & trying to ‘encourage’ the jack socket to fall through its hole, I managed to wedge a piece of matchstick down the side of it to hold it in place long enough to be able to get the washer & nut back on and secure it in place.
Job done & a nice distraction from Eurovision..
Now 50’s wiring, I like the way you can turn the volumes down and there’s no treble loss, but the tone pots don’t seem to do much until they get down to about 3 and there’s a sudden treble cut. Is this normal and will I notice more of a difference at band volumes tomorrow night?