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    Lawry conjured up a quick tube fuzz...

    Lawry conjured up a quick tube fuzz a while back, and I eventually built a modded switchable 9v/12v version:

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    Oh and, welcome Aelrik.
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    The layout for the SHB-4 should be two volume and...

    The layout for the SHB-4 should be two volume and one tone, so the YB-4 wiring diagram matches what you need. The only difference is you will (most likely) have 4 wire pickups (plus a bare wire), so...
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    Maybe take off that whole elbow cut section and...

    Maybe take off that whole elbow cut section and replace it with a contrasting piece to make it a feature? Something really light/dark in colour contrasting with the 'hog could be interesting. ...
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    Copper shielding? And, if so, did you perhaps...

    Copper shielding? And, if so, did you perhaps shield the inside of the hole for the output jack?
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    Have you tested it with the jack sitting out of...

    Have you tested it with the jack sitting out of the body like in the above pic? Often shielding around the jack can short onto the hot tip/arm when it flexes out with the plug inserted. The same...
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    And maybe the strings too. Cheaper strings with...

    And maybe the strings too. Cheaper strings with questionable metals compared to quality strings could also potentially factor into the volume equation.
  7. The Lollar HB wiring colours should indeed match...

    The Lollar HB wiring colours should indeed match SD colours, and so line up directly with my diagrams.

    Are you certain your mini-toggle is an On/On/On and not an On/Off/On? Either type of...
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    And all looking forward to making many careful...

    And all looking forward to making many careful with that axe comments...
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    Usually with the PBG barrels it's the two short...

    Usually with the PBG barrels it's the two short lugs as your hot and ground, as in, non-standard. It's easiest just to plug in a lead, set your multimeter to resistance/continuity, put one probe on...
  10. Correct. The mini-toggle controls how the neck...

    Correct. The mini-toggle controls how the neck humbucker is configured (series coils, parallel coils or split to a single coil), and the 4-way lever switch controls which pickup or pickups are...
  11. The diagram above is for the Type 2 version of...

    The diagram above is for the Type 2 version of the On/On/On mini-switch, as that's the type I usually encounter. If you have a type 1 you just mirror the connections:
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    You then just connect...
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    I always add some insulating tape on top of the...

    I always add some insulating tape on top of the copper where the pots lugs will sit, just in case.
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    That...
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    Yep, what Simon said. Disconnect the white and...

    Yep, what Simon said. Disconnect the white and keep the tip insulated.

    Mixing different brands of pickup can often result in out of phase combos. You can’t reverse the neck pickup due to the way...
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    Before you start swapping wires around have you...

    Before you start swapping wires around have you done a tap test with just the bridge pup selected to see if you’re getting both coils? The wiring and colours for GFS MMs is pretty vague, plus the...
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    From what you’ve said in your other thread...

    From what you’ve said in your other thread swapping the bridge pup’s red and black wire connections should do it.
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    Short on time, so I hope a quick sketch will...

    Short on time, so I hope a quick sketch will do...
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    Dotted line is the ground link between the pots, if you’re not connecting them via shielding. And, of course, you will still need a...
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    The stock pups are 4 wire, yes? In keeping with...

    The stock pups are 4 wire, yes? In keeping with your ‘no upgrades’ policy you could try a spin-a-split layout on the stock tone pots. Tone at 10 splits the pup, ~8 gives full humbucker, and then...
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    Carefully score around it with a sharp blade,...

    Carefully score around it with a sharp blade, just along the glue lines. Place a wooden block against the face of the nut (fretboard side) and *gently* tap the block a few times. You should hear the...
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    Yep, always keep an old clothes iron in the...

    Yep, always keep an old clothes iron in the workshop. Repeated short steamings - dampen, apply iron, allow to dry, repeat - can bring out some major dings and is less likely to go horribly wrong....
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    Your ‘1-3-5-0-1-3-5’ for the kit’s switch is...

    Your ‘1-3-5-0-1-3-5’ for the kit’s switch is correct, however...

    The CRL style switch has two separate poles, one each side of the wafer, each with its own common ‘0’ lug. The kit ‘import’ style...
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    For the stock PBG kit pickups: Black = hot...

    For the stock PBG kit pickups:

    Black = hot
    Red/White = series link between coils (just insulate tip if not coil splitting)
    Green + Bare = ground
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    Yep, that SD diagram is the way I was suggesting,...

    Yep, that SD diagram is the way I was suggesting, just run the cap from the tone pot lug to whatever ground point is most convenient. Insulating the legs stops it from shorting so just position...
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    I tend to leave the legs long (so I can position...

    I tend to leave the legs long (so I can position it and/or reuse it elsewhere), and cover them with heat shrink or insulation stripped off wires:...
  24. The layout looks good now, splitting both pups...

    The layout looks good now, splitting both pups when the push/pull is up.

    One thing you may want to do before grabbing the soldering iron, particularly with unfamiliar pickups, is to check you’ll...
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    The Tone Rider bass pickups typically use...

    The Tone Rider bass pickups typically use white/yellow for hot and black for ground (same for their other single coils). You don't need to strip all the black wire to bare, it makes no difference...
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