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The New Book of Standard Wiring Diagrams

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By Les Schatten
Easy-to-read diagrams help you wire a guitar or bass. No confusing schematics!

Originally in two volumes, Standard Wiring Diagrams has been combined into one easy-to-use book of non-schematic diagrams for the repair shop. Compiled by a guitar technician, it features 65 complete guitar and bass wiring diagrams for Fender, Gibson, Yamaha, Hamer, Peavey, Fernandes and more. Quick-reference sections also include diagrams for wiring individual guitar electronic components. 81 pages, softcover; spiral bound.

    Contents in brief
  • Wiring diagrams for:
  • Ampeg
  • BC Rich
  • Burns
  • EMG actives
  • Fender (25 diagrams)
  • Fernandes (9 diagrams)
  • G&L Legacy
  • Gibson (8 diagrams)
  • Gretsch Country Gentleman
  • Hamer (5 diagrams)
  • Heartfield (3 diagrams covering 9 models)
  • Hohner bass
  • Peavey (4 diagrams covering 8 models)
  • Yamaha (4 diagrams covering 8 models)
  • Zentech bass
  • Hookup wire color codes: Anderson, DiMarzio, Duncan, Gibson, Jackson, Lawrence and Schaller

81 pages, softcover. 2004


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5.0

A must-have reference!

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This book is a must-own for anyone who works on electric guitars with any level of regularity.

It is, of course, not exhaustive; If it were, it would be ten times the size. One of the best aspects of the book is that it outlines the wiring of individual components in different circumstances (i.e. 3-position blade switch as a pickup toggle, series/split/parallel miniswitches, etc); Once that is internalized, one rarely needs diagrams to wire up a guitar unless it contains exotic circuitry or components; You simply decide what control scheme is suitable for a guitar, prep each component, and connect them together like electrical Lego blocks and you're done. In addition to this aspect of the book, it contains very useful circuits that are not quite so intuitive, many of which fall in the awkward space of "famous enough to encounter in your work, but not famous enough for wiring diagrams to be available freely online."

If you're a professional tech, especially a "fresh-faced" one, but haven't yet received an electrical engineering degree, at some point in your career this book will be a godsend.

4.0

new book of standard wire diagrams

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Verified Buyer


Out standing! I use this in my repair shop quite often!

5.0

Book of wiring diagrams

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Verified Buyer


A gold mine for somebody who's looking a particular or standart brand of guitar schematics(there's a lot of).I've mixed two of them to make my personal use and it rocks! Good compilation of knowed brands.

4.0

Clean and well laid out.

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Verified Buyer


I like the book because it is simple to read for someone who is unfamiliar with blue prints. As a Electrical Engineer I didn't need this book as much as needing it for those who can't read a print. The best part is I can Xerox it and give it to one of my techs to use to check wiring on a particular guitar without the need to explain things. It is the K.I.S.S. principle in action (Keep it simple stupid). So it gets a 4 star from me, because it is simple and saves time and long explanations.

3.0

Excellent service

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Verified Buyer


As usual, excellent service from Stew-Mac. Book does not meet expectations because I thought it would include also special wiring. But useful if you want to make repairs.

4.0

All I needed and more!

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Verified Buyer


This is a great book, I've been able to find every wire job that I needed and it really helps me understand how wiring works. Highly recommended!

5.0

Nice and easy!

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Verified Buyer


Good reference, easy diagrams and it lays flat!

4.0

A great reference

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Verified Buyer


A great reference collection of STANDARD wiring diagrams.

Would love to see it expended to include more of the commonly requested MODS.

4.0

Where're the Kramers? 

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Verified Buyer


Excellent resource for higher end wiring diagrams. However, some of the lower end models are missing as are the diagrams for the Kramer line. Despite those MIA, I recommend this book for those needing a quick reference to getting the correct wiring done quickly as the diagrams are very straightforward.

5.0

Everything you need in one place.

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Verified Buyer


Wiring diagrams laid out simply and with lots of notes on why things are different.

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