Neck pickup The first job is to find the right postion for the neck pickup. Place the pickup in the cavity and thread the wires through to the control cavity. Place the pickguard on the guitar and position the neck pickup central in the hole. Being careful not to move the pickup, remove the …

Attaching the switch and controls Attach the 3-position switch using the screws provided. Attach the volume and tone pots with the soldering lugs facing. Use the lower nut to adjust the height of the potentiometer. Place the star washer between this nut and the control plate. use a dress washer beneath the upper nut …

First job was to modify the bridge plate so that the wires from the piezo saddles would pass though. The holes were drilled just large enough for the plugs to fit through and the edged chamfered with a countersink bit to avoid any sharp edges and chafing of the delicate wires. The hole positions …

Guitar Shielding Kill that hum! I can effectively shield most guitars from unwanted hum. I use only high-quality copper foil which is soldered to form an almost complete barrier to interference.

Coil-tap and out-of-phase The owner of this Telecaster style guitar wanted a range of sounds from one guitar. I fitted a Kent Armstrong HRC-1 high output humbucker to the neck position and a Kent Armstrong TEHR-1 twin rails Telecaster pickup to the bridge. Both the volume and tone controls were fitted with push-pull switches, …