The New Book of Standard Wiring Diagrams

The New Book of Standard Wiring Diagrams

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The New Book of Standard Wiring Diagrams

About This Item

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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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.

5.0

Never done wiring before?

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Verified Buyer


This is the definitive book for wiring any guitar. Not only are the easy-to-follow diagrams clear and well laid out, but the notes also explain how the components effect the circuits. So get some soldering tools and dive into rewiring your guitars instead of paying to have it done! This book will show you how it's done.

5.0

Great

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Verified Buyer


I got this book awhile ago as a gift when I first got interested in modifying and creating guitars. This book opened my mind to interesting modifications and little tricks to get as much sound out of a guitar as possible. It helped me while modifying my first electric, and influenced me on modifying more.

4.0

Wire, wire, and more wire.

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Verified Buyer


You would expect a dog-eared copy of this book to be amongst the desk debris of any self respecting guitar tinkerer.It is a book produced as a result of years of experience. It's like a well designed hand-tool.

Basic, not pretty, but if you can't find it in here, then it don't work. Refreshingly devoid of current voodoo Caps, pots and carbon resistor mojo rants! (most caps cost between 22c and $3, except on the net, where they cost $7-$40!for 'special guitar circuit caps', but of course, YOU can hear the difference, even if they are all the same.)I read it in bed. Lots of "that's how they did it! moments.Buy one. Start dog-earing your diagrams, then the ones you would like to try. You know you want to!

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