McCarty wiring mod to McCarty 58 wiring

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  1. darkinners

    darkinners New Member

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    I am planning to mod my McCarty wiring to McCarty 58 wiring.


    I read the PRS CS wiring PDF and got the require components


    But I don't know where is the 1.1k resistor other end soldered to? Anyone know can please shed me some lights? Thanks

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  2. pat10295

    pat10295 Dedicated to PRS

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    I do this to all my guitars. Love the coil tap sounds. The two resistors are soldered to ground. The back of the switch apparatus of the pot works fine.
     
  3. darkinners

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    Thanks a lot Pat. I am gonna do this mod tomorrow :D
     
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    Btw Pat, what value of the tone cap you use?

    I see MC 58 wiring use .033 instead of .022.

    I bought some .039 as I can't find .033 at local store, hope it sound alright :D
     
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    pat10295 Dedicated to PRS

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    I use whatever I have at hand at the moment. .015, .022, .033 they all sound good. The capacitor is personal preference, at least to me. A .039 should work just fine
     
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  7. darkinners

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    Ok, done the MC 58 wiring mod. loving so far :D Thanks for the help.
     
  8. pat10295

    pat10295 Dedicated to PRS

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    I wouldn't know teleholic, The Duncan diagram is a different scheme than what PRS uses. Perhaps someone else could chime in. And glad you're loving darkinners. :)
     
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    pat10295: Hi, not sure what you mean by Duncan diagram? I couldn't find a suitable one on SD's wiring site so i used the guitarelectronics one but installed the push/pull on the tone pot instead..Electronics experts could you all chime in? Thanks!
     
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    Bump.

    I tried the resistor mod, but took it out. Any idea how to change the resistor values to get the bass response to somewhere between normal McCarty humbucker and split coil sound? Without resistors the split coil bass response is too thin and with 1.1k and 2.2k resistors too thick.
     

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