Originally Posted by Sephael
That little diagram cleared a lot of things up, quick question though, as shown in the volume/tone setup sketch (either of them), is the volume wired for the inner or outer ring? Curious so I can reverse them if needed (easy enough now), not certain which way I want them to be, though I'm leaning towards volume on the outside for easier "panning"
It's showing the volume on the bottom and the tone on the top in the diagram. However, you can wire the pickup connections in reverse order so that the volume is on top and the tone is on the bottom.
Just a few quick notes about using this with the new solderless system...
-When making connections from the quick connect pickup wires, you'll need to cut the black connector piece off, and cut the little white rubber piece back far enough to give you enough wire to strip and work with to solder to the pins on the concentric. Once you have the white rubber cut and the connector piece cut off, you'll actually have enough room to be able to solder them to where you need them on the concentric pot.
-In the diagram for the volume and tone set-up: Be sure to make a small jumper connection to BOTH the top and middle pins on the left side, and solder them to the middle, bottom pin which is your ground. In a volume & tone configuration, your output wire will be the same was as the pickup wire going to the concentric pot (cut the white rubber to just before both wires become the bigger main wire, cut the connector piece off and strip both wires enough to solder them to the pot...)
So Sephael - if your volume is going to be on the top, your white wire will get solder to the top right pin, the black wire is going to the center bottom pin as ground. Your pickup INPUT wires will go the black to center bottom as ground, and the white is going to the middle pin, top row for the volume. Then for the tone, solder the capacitor to both the middle pins on the top and middle row, and the ground going to both left side pins, the to the bottom center pin for ground.
One more quick note: Using the concentric as a dual volume WITH the new soldeless system, using a 3-way toggle OR lever/blade switch and the 2-pickup switch buss:
-You will need to cut and prep the pickup wires as described above cut the white rubber far enough back, cut the connector piece off, strip both wires to be able to solder...), solder the white wires from the quick connect wires to the middle pins as shown (depending on which knob you want for which pickup volume...) and both black wires will go to the bottom center pin for ground.
-Your output wires will be the same way as the input wires coming to the concentric, so prep one side of the output wires as you did for the input side. Then you'll take the white output wires and solder them to the right side of the top and middle row of pins, while the black goes to the bottom center as ground. For example: If you want you bridge pickup as the top volume and neck as lower volume, you'll solder the white input wire to the top row - middle pin, and your output white wire will be on the top row - right side pin (both black wires to ground...) Your neck pickup will be the same as the bridge, just on the row of pins below it. The Diagram I posted is only showing you a one-wire output for say going to the input jack. you will obviously need 2 output wires - one for each pickup - to go to the switch buss for the switch to work.
Again if anyone has any questions, feel free to reply here or PM me here. I'll help you out the best I can.
Thanks again everyone!!!