50s-style Gibson LP Jr. Wiring?

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  1. cryptozoo

    cryptozoo Member

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    Anyone have a link to a schematic for the 'vintage' or 50s way of wiring up a Junior? I'm looking to rewire a couple of project guitars over the weekend. Just doing the single p90, volume, tone thing.
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    James
     
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    Google is your friend, but a good Tele scheme work nice to - ;)
     
  3. cryptozoo

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    Word, I wasn't able to find a finite answer from the brief google search I did. Maybe I can write RS and get them to send me a schematic.
     
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    Here you go, James. And although this schematic doesn't show it, on 50s Juniors the volume pot is 500K while the tone pot is 250K.

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    Here, I also uploaded an actual shot of a stock 57. I've got tons of cavity shots of 50s Juniors, but it's so crowded in the cavity, most of them you have a hard time telling what's what. This one shows how the wires sort of criss cross on #2 and #3 lugs of the volume pot. And while it appears that the bumblebee may be soldered to lug #2 on the tone pot, it isn't. It's on #3, just like the drawing.
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    Here's another pretty good shot.

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  6. cryptozoo

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    Right on, thanks! What's the word on the cap values, were they typically .022?
     
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    You are correct, sir.
     
  8. cryptozoo

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    Thanks StJimmy, TGP comes through for me again-
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