Complete Guitar Wiring: Guitar Tech Bundle

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Complete Guitar Wiring: Guitar Tech Bundle

Gerry Hayes
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In this full bundle package, you will get:

  • Complete Guitar Wiring: 400-page PDF download
  • Guitar Wiring Graphics: Professional-looking pickup and guitar component graphics to include in your own wiring diagrams. Personal use license included.
  • Switch Mapping Worksheets: A selection of common switch and pickup selector maps to make it easier to plan complicated wiring circuits.

Complete Guitar Wiring.

With a foreword by Dan Erlewine.

Whether you're swapping your first pickup or you work on guitars for a living, you'll find Complete Guitar Wiring crammed full of expert technical and practical advice to help you out.

From the basics of how things work, to electric and acoustic pickup systems, through a succession of soldering and wiring projects, this book will walk you through step by step. There's a huge library of reference diagrams, modifications, and lots of troubleshooting tips in case things go wrong.

Written in a friendly, easy to understand style and richly illustrated in full colour throughout, Complete Guitar Wiring is the best (and most complete) way to learn guitar wiring.

Complete Guitar Wiring has over 400 pages of information for beginners and professionals alike. Here's what you'll learn:

Chapter 1: Theory Learn about the parts and components in most guitars, how they work, and how they combine to build a circuit.

Chapter 2: Electric Guitar All about electric guitar and bass. A deep dive on pickups and considerations on choosing and installing them—body modifications, component choice, and pickup setup.

Chapter 3: Acoustic guitar Acoustic instruments can have pickups too. A look at the choices and practicalities on acoustic pickups and preamp installation.

Chapter 4: Wiring An introduction to soldering and the tools you'll need is followed by step-by-step guides to a number of wiring projects. We start easy and work up to swapping pickups and rewiring guitars.

Chapter 5: Troubleshooting Learn what to do when things don't work as planned. From basic troubleshooting and how to use a multimeter, to dealing with out of phase pickups, to hum problems. There's even a section on acoustic pickup troubleshooting.

Chapter 6: Wiring Diagrams A huge library of common (and some hard to find) wiring diagrams. Over seventy guitar and bass reference circuits with accompanying notes.

Chapter 7: Modifications Dozens of wiring mods to change the tone, switching, or operation of an instrument to better fit the ideas in your head. From the everyday to the esoteric, there's plenty of inspiration here.

Appendix: Reference A collection of specifications and reference materials for common components. Pickups, pots, switches, jacks, resistors, capacitors, and more… Even the screws used to hold things together.

Guitar Wiring Graphics

Dozens of graphics in Adobe Illustrator and Affinity Designer formats. Also includes PSD, SVG, and PNG formats that will work in most graphics apps and can be used to make some great-looking wiring diagrams. Pickups, pots, switches, components, and more are covered in the 'Parts' graphics and there's an additional pack of pickup and switch layout graphics that allow you to indicate which pickup is active in which position.

There's even a bonus 'Wiring Brush' for the Procreate app. Import it for easier and cleaner wire and cable lines. A personal use license is included with this bundle and it can up upgraded to commercial later if required.

Switch Mapping Worksheets

Switch Mapping Worksheets break out every individual position on a switch and clearly show the active wiring lugs in each. This makes it easy to build your wiring up step by step. It turns an annoying job into one that’s a lot less hassle.

PDF versions for printing and JPG for import into graphics apps. Draw your wiring in stages and make life easier.

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