Guitar and Bass Electrics/Electronics

There's a lot to consider when we're looking at the electronics end of even a passive guitar or bass. At the time of writing this, I'm working on a much bigger project—a book that aims to give a much more thorough understanding of the subject. If this stuff interests you, you should check out Complete Guitar Wiring and signup to be notified when it launches. 

Because it's a wider topic, the articles here are likely to be a little more free-ranging in subject. Hopefully you'll find them useful, though. 

Guitar electronics Links…

How a pickup works

Resistance and conductivity in guitars and basses

Staggered height Strat pickups




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Complete Guitar Wiring

I'm currently working on a book called Complete Guitar Wiring

This book will include a huge reference library of standard wiring diagrams and heaps of modifications to tweak your guitar's tone. There's a section on how each component in your guitar works which will help you figure out what's wrong if there's a problem. And, on that subject, there's a troubleshooting section too. Lastly, you'll learn all about the actual business of soldering and wiring the instrument yourself with tons of tips along the way. 

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