Re: So many questions and so little experience (Dimarzios)
So, bump with a new question:
I've settled on the Crunch Lab and Liquifire pickups for now. They arrived, but for whatever, reason, the Liquifire box came with another Crunch Lab in it, so I had to send it back. So, I have a bit more time until my actual Liquifire arrives.
Anyway, I'm trying to make sense of the wiring. Thanks to the wonderful sticky in this subforum, I've found appropriate wiring diagrams. And, the instructions that came with the Crunch Lab were helpful as well.
That said, having never done this, I still have a few questions and points I'd like to clarify:
1) The instructions say to solder the black and white wires together and tape it off. Does this combination then connect to the "white" part on the pickup switch? Just trying to clarify that I'm not totally misinterpreting that.
2) The instructions also say to solder both the bare and the green wire to the back of the volume pot. The stock pickups, as far as I can tell, only has the bare wire... do I just lump the green and bare together and solder it to the ground, or do I have to separate them somehow?
3) How neatly do I have to do this? Currently, the bare wires for the neck and bridge are neatly coiled around each other a few times at the point where they're soldered to the back of the volume pot. While I'll try my best to duplicate that precision work, I'm sure anything I manage won't look as neat and tidy. Will this matter? I'm assuming that, since it's acting as the ground, and the entire back of the pot is metal anyway, I could just drench the thing in solder and haphazardly cram every bare/green wire into a giant, solder encased mess and it would serve the same purpose... but maybe I'm wrong?
Thanks in advance!