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Overview of the electric guitar's parts specs
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Dec 21st - Dec 27th, 2020

Electronics

Electronics Wiring Schemas

  • Solder yourself - seymourduncan
  • Prewired Classic - mojotone
  • Solder yourself - dimarzio
  • Solder yourself - amplifiedparts
  • Solderless - EMG
  • Prewired Modern - toneshapers
  • Hardware Parts Checklist

  • String retainers. see premierguitar.com article about design and construction
  • Electronics

  • Sound Control With Switches - Hambucker coils are switched in series by default, switching them in parallel or using only one of the coils will increase resonant frequency and the sound will have more treble.
  • Feb 24th - Mar 1st, 2020

    Electronics

    Pickup Properties

  • Symmetrical vs asymmetrical connection type
  • Output: low(vintage), medium, high (vintage used often for jazz and blues)
  • Electronics

    Sound Control with Switches

  • Coil Split - "Single Coil Sound"
  • Seriell/Parallel Schaltung - "double Single Coil Sound"
  • Phase-Switch - "Out of Phase Sound"
  • Electronics

    Potentiometer Knob Styles

  • bell
  • speed
  • domed
  • Guitar Bodies

    Body Shapes

  • ST (Strat)
  • T (Tele)
  • Single Cut (LP)
  • Double Cut (SG)
  • Hollowbody
  • Other Forms
  • Guitar Bodies

    Bridge And Pickup Routing Overview

  • Flat Mount Hardtail (Strat/Tele/Schaller)
  • Tremolo (Strat)
  • Tune-O-Matic (Gison)
  • Other (Jazzmaster®, Jaguar®, Bigsby®, Kahler®, Line 6, etc)
  • Guitar Bodies

    Pickup Routing

  • Single Coils (Strat)
  • Single Coils (Tele Neck)
  • Single Coils (Tele Bridge)
  • Humbucker
  • Wide Humbucker *
  • Mini Humbucker
  • P90
  • Lipstick Tube
  • Jazzmaster
  • Mar 4th - Mar 10th, 2019

    Guitar Bodies

    Other Rare Bridge Variants

  • Wrap-Around (bridge-tailpiece combo - the strings are installed through the front side and wrapped around)
  • Hardware Parts Checklist

  • Pickguard or pickup mounting rings
  • Control plate (only for for standard tele)
  • String ferrules (String-thru Top or Bottom - if you use "string through body" instead of bridge)
  • Strap holders
  • Oct 2nd - Oct 8th, 2017

    Electronics

  • Pickup Properties - position and height of frequency peak vary from type to type.
  • Potentiometer and Capacitor Values changing provides also simple way to change resonant frequency and peak.
  • Cable capacitance - longer cable will lead to lower resonant frequency.
  • Apr 10th - Apr 16th, 2017

    Guitar Necks

    Fretboard's Radius

  • compound (10" - 16") - Warmoth® and others
  • Guitar Necks

    Common Neck Head Shapes

  • 3L/3R - "Gobson Stype"
  • 4L/2R - "Musicman Style"
  • Guitar Necks

    Tuner Holes

  • approx. 8,7mm (11/32") - "Vintage Fender Style"
  • approx. 10mm (25/64" = 9,9mm) - "Sperzel Style",
  • Electronics

    Pickup Properties

  • Position: Bridge, Neck, Midd­le
  • Strings

  • Tension
  • Dec 19th - Dec 25th, 2016

    Strings

  • Construction (Flat Wound/Round Wound)
  • Material (Steel/Nickel) and
  • Scale Length

  • quick response, crisp attack
  • transparent sound with well-defined basses and heights
  • larger finger spread
  • higher string tension at constant gauge
  • Apr 25th - May 1st, 2016

    Guitar Necks

    Neck Heel Width and Mounting

  • 56 mm (2-3/16") - Width
  • 76 mm (3") - Length
  • 16 mm (5/8") - Pocket Depth
  • Guitar Necks

    Fretboard's Radius

  • 7-1/4" - "Vintage" Fender®
  • 9-1/2" - "Modern" Fender®
  • 10" - Gibson®/PRS®
  • 12" - Ibanez®
  • 16" - Jackson®
  • Guitar Necks

    Common Neck Head Shapes

  • 6L - Fender Style - left in line
  • 6R - for left-handed
  • Guitar Necks

    Tuner Holes

  • approx. 10mm (13/32" = 10,3mm) - "Planet Waves Style"
  • approx. 10mm on top and 8,7mm bottom - "Schaller/Grover/Gotoh Slyle"
  • Guitar Bodies

    Other Rare Bridge Variants

  • Jazzmaster®
  • Jaguar®
  • Bigsby®
  • Kahler®
  • Hardware Parts Checklist

  • Jacks & jackplates
  • Neck plate (neck-to-body)
  • Screws for all parts above
  • Electronics

  • Amp input impedance
  • Electronics

    Pickup Properties

  • Dimension and product group - see chapter Puckup Routing
  • Wiring: 1, 2, 3 or 4-Con­ductor (4-Con­ductor allowing most flexible wiring)*
  • Passive vs. Active (Active often used for distortion sound)
  • D.C. Resistance: indication how much output a pickup will have
  • E.Q. chat: A general idea as to the Bass, Mids and Treble.
  • Electronics

    Volume and Tone Potentiometer Options

  • Resistance: 250K, 300K, 500K, 1M
  • Taper: Audio, Reverse Audio, Linear, Balance
  • Shaft Type: Knurled, Round & Plain
  • Shaft Diameter: 6 mm (0.236 in), 6.35 mm (0.25 in)
  • Shaft Length: 17mm, 19 mm (0.75 in), 27,5 mm (1.125 in)
  • Last Checked At: 2022-09-21T14:49:10.128Z
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