Happy Friday everyone!
Finally overcame a bout of procrastination to tackle wiring the pups up...I tested them about 3mths ago in the guitar, marked where everything went and then had to figure it out all again last nite - my handwriting is *&^%ing abysmal :-[
What made it a touch tricky was that all the pups (both stock Cort ones and the Suhr & Tonerider) had different colour schemes for the wiring, so you have to sit and figure out which wires do what and then apply that to what the circuit is doing. Fun. Not.
It doesn't look all the different, but it is somewhat. Obviously the Suhr and Tonerider are now installed, but I did make a slight change to the original circuit. I moved the direct out (sends the pickup directly to the output jack bypassing the load that the tone & vol pots introduce to circuit) from the bridge pickup to the neck pickup.
It was a personal taste thing - I found the direct option on the bridge pup sounded a touch brittle from my taste - would be okay if I was shreddy smurf, but I'm not. So I tried it out on the bridge when I did a testing and it was too much, but I liked it on the suhr in the neck pos.
Imho, it's a bloody clever circuit - Essentially the direct out toggle switch overrides all other controls, when on it sends only the neck to the output jack. When off the original circuit takes over - if you have the vol on 0 this gives you a kill switch. Quite cool 8)
I did a quick test last nite and it's all functional - but until I string up the guitar I'm not 100% sure it's in phase - having tested it before I'm 99% confident. Though, until I have a final test run, I ain't finishing up the heat shrink tubing - it's a mission to remove if I got something wrong and Murphy is always lurking.
For a laugh, here's the 'workbench' last nite. Hmmm...the pups & controls, now wired up have been liberated from the pickguard, awaiting the next step...whatever could that be?