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    looking for the best way to wire my electronics

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    I have a strat style cort guitar. It has a tone knob, volume knob, and a 5 way selector. I have an EMG 85 for the bridge pickup, a single coil for the middle pickup, and another single coil for the neck pickup.

    How would I go about wiring the guitar for the least amount of noise, and the best quality. Does anyone know of a good place to buy electronic components for guitar? My buddy has a similar setup with an emg 85 and has alot less noise and interference than I do, I really want to clean up my guitars sound.

    thanks for all the help!!!

    -bartek

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    Cleaning up single coil noise can be hard. First be sure that a good cable yields the same noise level as what you use today.

    Assuming that is OK, the next step might be shielding. A quick serach on Google will yield a variety of articles on how to do this and how to tell if it might make a difference.

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    I have decent sheilding, but i'm getting the most noise from adjusting the tone and volume knobs. I am not really interested in the single coils too much, mainly just my emg 85. I am very confused when it comes to resistors, capacitors, and the knobs.

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    Are you talking about scratchy, staticy noise as you turn the knobs? that sounds like bad potentiometers. You can get replacement pots at http://www.allparts.com/
    http://www.warmoth.com/hardware/part...potentiometers
    Or any electronics/radio supply shop.

    You can get the same value pots as what you have, or switch to a 1Meg (instead of 500k) one for the volume pot, that'll give you a little more top end. You'll also want a audio taper for the volume pot, doesn't matter as much for the tone one, but I prefer linear for the tone. Tone ones are generally 250K I think. If you have a digital multimeter you can measure the ones you have to be sure.

    I'd leave the topology of the circuit alone (i.e. just pull off one wire at a time from the old pot and solder to the same pin on the new pot)
    I wish my lawn was Emo so it'd cut itself.

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    [QUOTE=reshp1]
    You can get the same value pots as what you have, or switch to a 1Meg (instead of 500k) one for the volume pot, that'll give you a little more top end. /QUOTE]

    Why is that?

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