Monday, December 18, 2006

Left-Handed Schematics


Wiring diagrams for guitars are sometimes drawn in the arrangement one would see if looking into the control cavity of a standard (right-handed) guitar. I got a pretty useful arrangement for two humbuckers and a single five-way (modern Strat) blade switch to give me some of the sounds I was going to do with three or four little toggle switches. But I'm looking into the control cavity of a backwards guitar! Oh no! Simple: I just reversed the image, and now I have to read it in DaVinci Code reverse handwriting. BTW, I should credit some or another guitar schematic website for the original picture: I did NOT make this schematic up. It's NOT my work. SOMEONE ELSE thought it up. I COPIED it. Okay? His site, www.guitartechcraig.com is full of useful schematics, discussions, and how to's. He seems like the sort of guy who would appreciate my slight modification to his artwork. Along those lines I had occasion lately to correspond with (Ha ha! I said, "correspond"! Of course, I meant "e-mail" as a verb. It bothers my friend Andrew when I iChat with him in complete sentences.) Anyway, I wrote to both B.K. Butler and Kenny Segall (associated with Snarling Dogs pedals) about some old stuff of theirs and both were approachable and as helpful as they could be. Although I wrote to Bill Lawrence and haven't heard back yet.

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