Welcome to the 3rd part of my ‘Guitar Wiring 101′ series of blogs. If you’ve missed the previous blogs, check them out here: Rowbinet’s Guitar Wiring 101 Series
Let’s kick off with an interesting question: Who invented the guitar pickup? It’s certainly an important question, but more so would be: ‘Who invented the humbucking/humbucker pickup?’.
Why reinvent the wheel….
Here are a couple of great articles explaining what input and output impedances are all about, in layman’s terms as well as more technical detail (for those who want it):
Welcome to the second in this series of blogs where I will delve into the interesting - but sometimes confusing - world of re-wiring your guitar. (See the other blogs in the ‘Guitar Wiring 101′ series of blogs here: Rowbinet’s Guitar Wiring 101 Series ) I will try to explain in laymans terms, as well as going into a little technical details on various topics including general wiring maintenance, upgrades and mods. I will also point you in the right direction for other sites and blogs who cover the same topics, to ensure you have several places to source your information from (as it’s always good to have several supporting opinions before you start to work on your guitar). So dust off that guitar you never play (because the volume and ton controls scratch as you turn them), and dig out your soldering iron that’s not been used since you were in high school… As you’re in for an interesting ride on the rollercoaster of guitar electronics.