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Comment by Marcelo Kraiser on December 7, 2016 at 9:41am

Thanks for the wiring diagrams. Very useful.

Comment by MADBOX git-fiddles on December 7, 2016 at 8:20am

Hey Ted or anyone that knows wiring.  I need some help! I am trying to wire a resonator CBG with a single coil pickup by the neck and a piezo on the resonator. I also have a blend pot. and tone and volume plus the output jack. I have looked at the diagrams posted but havent found what I need.( maybe I missed it) I can do the wiring if I have the schematic but I can figure it out without it.

Comment by Tim LaFave on August 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

Turns out white = positive, red = ground + soldered to loose ground wire to help keep noisy hum down.

Comment by Ted Crocker on August 29, 2015 at 12:10pm

My guess is that red is positive, white is ground.

Comment by Tim LaFave on August 28, 2015 at 5:58pm

Hi, Ted, got a question: i have a single coil pickup, for the neck, wiring to a 3-way switch. The wires from the pick up are red, white and loose ground? wires. I'm not used to anything more than black and white, so how do I wire this one? I did use the white for hot, and soldered the red and ground together. the pickup worked, but the three way switch seemed to control the tone, and the tone pot did nothing. But what I really need to know is how the red, white and loose wires should go. Thanks!

Comment by Ted Crocker on October 30, 2014 at 2:10pm

Usually it's .023 for single coil and .047 for a humbucker, but I use the .047s for all.

Comment by Jeff McFadden on October 30, 2014 at 1:35pm
What's a good capacitor value for a tone control, single coil single pickup steel guitar?
Comment by Ted Crocker on July 31, 2014 at 12:48am

Dennis,

Is the 5th wire a ground to the base or pickup cover?  That would be a second ground.  The Guitarheads should have a red, green, white and black wire.  Connect white and red together, green is positive - connect to the pot or the pos lug of the jack.  Black is negative, ground it to the back of the pot or neg lug on the jack.

Comment by Dennis Murrell on July 30, 2014 at 1:59pm

I have a 5 wire guitarhead  mega double rail humbucker .I want to hook up to brige.would appreciate any help.Thanks in advance 

Comment by Tony Ryan on November 10, 2012 at 3:23am

Thanks for the Diagrams. It will help me lot's with the CBG I am building for a friend.

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