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    Hey folks, long time no see.

    Been really occupied with all sorts of things but I've finally gotten to the final stage of the build but I've got 2 questions...

    1, does anyone have the electrical diagram for the "triple humbucker, 2 tone, 2 volume 3 way switch" setup? I can't seem to find it on the website. I can't find any AG diagram on the website actually...

    Also, I've stripped one of the screws for the humbucker but I can't for the life of me find a suitable replacement at Bunnings. Any recommendations?

    Thanks, guys!

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    See this recent thread for various 3-pickup wiring diagrams.

    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.a...ad.php?t=10660

    You'll need to get a different selector switch to do the Gibson style wiring, but you can do a 3-volume + master tone arrangement with the kit one using the Seymour Duncan wiring diagram arrangement. And there are more options if you get a Free-Way six-position switch.
    Realparts have a selection of humbucker mounting screws (you'll want the metric ones)
    https://www.realparts.com.au/screws-...s-springs.html

    Though they are the sort of thing you should easily find on eBay or Amazon. Size 3mm x 24.5mm (or M3 x 1"). The US pickup manufacturers tend to use imperial threads, so avoid mounting screws designed for for Gibson, DiMarzio or Seymour Duncan humbuckers.

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    Simon to the bloody rescue again.

    Cheers, mate!!! I'll look into it.

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    Hey Simon!

    I'm having trouble following any of the wiring diagrams I've been looking at, because none of them line up with the prewired pot/switch harness in front of me. I have two A500K pots with resistors (Tone pots?) and two B500K pots (volume, right?). The A500s are grounded to the B500s, which are grounded to the 3 way switch, which is (finally) grounded to the sleeve of the output jack.

    One of the pots with a capacitor has a stray ground wire.

    The diagram I'm working with (https://www.pitbullguitars.com/wp-co...m4Pot%20v5.pdf) seems to align to my pot/switch combo but there only two pickups, whereas I have three humbuckers!

    A few questions:

    - Shouldnt I have 3 volume, and 1 tone pot?
    - If so, why is there a capacitor on the other A500 pot?
    - Can I convert one of the A500s to a volume pot by removing the capacitor?
    - More importantly... is anyone able to draw me simple wiring diagram for a 3 humbucker / 4 pot / 3 pos switch setup?

    Thank you in advance!

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    There's certainly a mismatch with the pot selection and the supplied selector switch. I expect the factory have just put in the standard AG wiring kit set, which really isn't good enough IMO. You can do 3 volume 1 tone (as per the Seymour Duncan wiring Diagram) with the supplied selector switch (but you'll need to swap out one of the linear pots for a new log pot), or you can do the original Gibson way with two volume and two tone pots, but you'll need a new selector switch to do it that way. Personally I'd moan to Pit Bull about it. It really isn't good enough.

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