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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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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.

4.0

Diagrams, diagrams, diagrams...

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Verified Buyer


If you can't find it here, you probably don't need it. The drawings are a bit cruder than I expected in a $35.00 book, but a bit of study and you can figure them out (at least I could figure out the ones I studied).

Once you get past that surprise, it sort of feels as if an old master has passed you his secret collection of wiring diagrams...which, in fact, is what this is.

I bought this to help with an oddly wired Ibanez I recently purchased. I wasn't totally surprised to find that the wiring layout in the guitar itself wasn't depicted in the book. The oddity: the volume pots are apparently wired in series, so zeroing either pot (with both pickups on) zeroes both!

However, the guitar would only make a humming noise when I took it out of the box (bought used, and untried, off eBay, cheap), and now it plays. Actually, it plays so well and sounds so good, I'm not doing any more work on it.

However, if I ever want to 'restore' it to a more 'conventional' wiring set-up, there are plenty to choose from.

All in all, I'm glad I bought the book, as I fit into that "wannabe, working at becoming a truly-are" category of tinkerers.

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