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Featured Audio Applications - Guitar Wiring

Electronics play a large part in the overall tone of an electric guitar and, as such, are the most commonly upgraded parts on the instrument. Pickups, potentiometers (pots), and tone capacitors (caps) can make a large difference in both tone and noise...

This design is for reference only. The design, as well as the products suggested, has not been tested for compatibility or interoperability.

This design is for reference only. The design, as well as the products suggested, has not been tested for compatibility or interoperability.

Audio Potentiometers for Guitar Wiring

Potentiometers (Pots) for audio are used to adjust tone and volume. Pots are resistors with three terminals and a sliding contact (the wiper) that creates an adjustable voltage divider. If only two terminals are used (one side and the wiper), it acts as a variable resistor or rheostat. Potentiometers are most commonly used as control devices, such as volume control on audio equipment. A potentiometer for Audio applications would feature very low to no introduced noise.

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Tone Capacitors for Guitar Wiring

A capacitor (cap) is a device that can store energy in the electric field between a pair of conductors, or charged plates. Electrical charges of equal magnitude but opposite polarity build up on each side to charge the plates to their highest potential. A fully charged capacitor has completed the process of storing energy to capacity. In electric guitar wiring, caps are most commonly used for controlling the tone by reducing or retaining selected frequencies in conjunction with use of a potentiometer.

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Wire & Shielding Supplies for Guitar Wiring

Wire and shielding supplies for audio can make a great difference in the end result of the sound experience. Shielding is necessary to isolate conductors from electromagnetic fields which can induce current and therefore noise. In part, the amount of noise is influenced by the thickness and size of the conductor that is being shielded and the material that is used for shielding. Quality construction and materials also contribute to the life of cabling that is constantly moved around for stage performances, for example.

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Input Phone Jacks for Guitar Wiring

An input jack is a small round electrical connector most often used to connect audio signals. It is also called an audio jack, phone jack, phone connector, jack plug, or headphone jack. The standard size for phone other portable headsets is 2.5mm, and the 3.5mm size is the standard for audio headphones. Jacks can support microphones and/or speakers, depending on the number of insulating rings around the plug or jack.

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Battery Holders for Guitar Wiring

There are various types of battery cases and holders that supply power to the pickups and help contain a 9 volt battery neatly inside the guitar body allowing quick and easy replacement.

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9 Volt Batteries for Guitar Wiring

In any electrical application, a battery converts stored chemical energy into electrical energy in order to power an electrical system. In bass guitar wiring, batteries provide extra output and fuller frequency response for "active" pickups.

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