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  • Need a custom Jaguar wiring diagram

    Hey all,



    I'm building a custom Jaguar right now, and I'm no expert at wiring and could use a diagram.



    Basically, it's going to have two pickups, but no rhythm circuit nor volume or tone controls. To put it simply, all I want is the standard Jaguar switching (the three switches) and two pickups and an output jack.. that's it! Can anyone tell me how to wire this? Thank you.
    My music: charlatansounds.com

  • #2
    I'm going to sound like SUCH the grandpa, but .... no volume? Rethink, pls. Volume tweaking can be a huge part of tone profiling with all guitars, and esp. single-coil offsets if you are being true to pup configuration (e.g., not using Tele pups).



    ???

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    • #3
      I have a volume pedal on my board that I prefer to use. To be honest, the only time I ever use a volume knob is either at 100% or 0%.
      My music: charlatansounds.com

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      • #4
        Not at all trying to annoy, but could I talk you into trying the volume knob as a way to tweak tone? It has a different effect than a pedal, changing the shape of the sine wave as opposed to just amplitude.



        Can't help with the diagram, but when I Googled there was plenty to look at, and IIR Fender's Jag manual (onilne at fender.com) has a wiring diagram.

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        • #5
          This isn't hard at all. Jaguar pickup switches are just on-off affairs. Nothing crazy about it. Just ignore the rhythm circuit and volume/tone knob of any diagram.
          Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2<br>Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QIT<br>Basses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RI<br>Amps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR Stack<br>My Band: <a href="http://mittensband.com" target="_blank">http://mittensband.com</a>

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by Danhedonia
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            Not at all trying to annoy, but could I talk you into trying the volume knob as a way to tweak tone? It has a different effect than a pedal, changing the shape of the sine wave as opposed to just amplitude.



            Can't help with the diagram, but when I Googled there was plenty to look at, and IIR Fender's Jag manual (onilne at fender.com) has a wiring diagram.




            I appreciate your concern, but honestly, I never ever use volume knobs to tweak my tone because I simply prefer the tone at 100% volume. In fact, I'm hardly a tone freak in the sense of traditional tone seekers. I play noise rock and shoegaze, and this guitar is strictly going to be a balls-to-the-wall treble noise machine.









            Quote Originally Posted by honeyiscool
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            This isn't hard at all. Jaguar pickup switches are just on-off affairs. Nothing crazy about it. Just ignore the rhythm circuit and volume/tone knob of any diagram.




            Right, but what about the series/parallel switch?
            My music: charlatansounds.com

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            • #7
              What series parallel switch? Jaguar doesn't have one.



              And if it did, series mode would only work when both pickups are on and otherwise there'd be no sound at all. It's the kind of thing that is easy to forget when you're on stage and fumbling with "Where did my sound go?" I'd suggest you use a blade switch like the Johnny Marr Jag.
              Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2<br>Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QIT<br>Basses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RI<br>Amps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR Stack<br>My Band: <a href="http://mittensband.com" target="_blank">http://mittensband.com</a>

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              • #8
                Sorry, I was under the impression that the switch below the other two selectors was for series/parallel. I'd love to use a Johnny Marr configuration, but they don't seem to sell the switch plate for that selector separately.
                My music: charlatansounds.com

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                • #9
                  I think there's a guy in the Offset forums that makes those.



                  The other selector is a "strangle switch," it cuts bass and cleans up the sound, especially useful in overdrive.
                  Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2<br>Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QIT<br>Basses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RI<br>Amps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR Stack<br>My Band: <a href="http://mittensband.com" target="_blank">http://mittensband.com</a>

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                  • #10
                    Even Thurston has a volume knob.
                    dharmaforone.bandcamp.com<br><br>Listen to my music and such.<br><br>Strat - Jazzmaster - Bunch of fuzz and delay pedals - map.

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                    • #11
                      There is that other option of make that third switch a bypass switch, so you do have the option of running direct. But then you could use no-load pots, too.



                      But be careful. Not having any pot at all, vs. having a volume knob at 10, do not sound the same.
                      Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2<br>Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QIT<br>Basses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RI<br>Amps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR Stack<br>My Band: <a href="http://mittensband.com" target="_blank">http://mittensband.com</a>

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                      • #12
                        I do like the idea of using the third switch as a killswitch. I'm assuming that I need the rhythm circuit to utilize the strangle switch, no?



                        A no-load pot isn't a bad idea.. I'm sure it's closer to what I'm getting at here.. And yes, I'm aware that no volume pot will give me different results.. but that's kind of what I'm going for with this guitar.. it's a treble machine. Hopefully it won't be too obnoxious, but if it is, it'll be easy to install a volume pot to fix it.



                        Also, Sonic Youth has almost always played nothing but Jazzmasters.. they're pretty mellow tone-wise compared to what I'm going for with a Jag, so that point is moot. I should also point out that I'm putting lipstick pickups in this.
                        My music: charlatansounds.com

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                        • #13
                          So, if I went with the two selectors and kill switch idea, what would the wiring look like?
                          My music: charlatansounds.com

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                          • #14
                            Bump.
                            My music: charlatansounds.com

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                            • #15
                              Bump.
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