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    AIB-1Q Wiring

    Hi hope everyone's doing alright,

    Just had a couple questions about wiring on my first guitar kit build.

    This image is how the wiring came from the factory. It came with 2 unconnected wires. A thin dark green wire with what looks like to me an earth and a thicker light green wire with an earth and a hot wire.

    I believe the thicker wire attaches to the output jack but I don't know where the thinner dark green wires goes. Any help would be much appreciated.

    I watched the EX-1 build video on the pitbull video gallery and this helped, however the output jack in the video is different to the one that came in my kit. It also looks different to any output jack I've seen in other tutorial videos. Attached pics below

    I'm not sure which prong to attached the hot wire to and which to attach the grounding wire to?

    Thanks in advance for any help and your patience with a newbie.

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    Mentor McCreed's Avatar
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    Oct 2018
    Hi Josh.

    re: "thin dark green wire"

    I can't see completely, but I think it's soldered to the back of the volume pot, yes?
    If so, that will be the ground wire for the bridge. As this is a hardtail, there are a couple of ways to achieve this (can help with that later).

    re: "which prong to attached the hot wire to and which to attach the grounding wire to?"

    The jack you received in the kit is a TRS jack (tip, ring, sleeve) or stereo jack, same thing. Typically all that's required with your kit is a TR (tip, ring) jack. The lugs on the TRS jack should all be different lengths (long, medium, short)

    So wiring for a standard TR plug like a guitar lead, connect the ground to longest lug (sleeve) and the hot/positive to the shortest lug (tip). The leftover lug, which should be the medium length one, would be used for the "ring" if it was needed, which it's not here. In this case you could wire a short jumper from the sleeve lug to the ring lug, but it's not entirely necessary.

    If you have a multimeter (which you should get one some day if you don't) you could test the lugs with a guitar lead plugged into the jack and and identify which goes where. But anyway, you can carry on without a MM now.
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