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The Audible Frequency Range and Describing ToneThe Audible Frequency Range and Describing Tone

Some tips to help with describing tone in a way that everybody can more easily understand.

Common Electric Guitar Wiring DiagramsCommon Electric Guitar Wiring Diagrams

Wiring diagrams for some of the most popular electric guitars including: Tele, Strat, Les Paul, PRS, ES-335 and SG.
Note: each wiring diagram is shown with a treble bleed modification (a 220K resistor in parallel with a 470pF cap) added to the volume pots.

Guitar DiagramGuitar Diagram

This drawing of an imaginary guitar points out the names of common electric guitar parts.

Basic Electric Guitar Circuits 3: Switches & Output JacksBasic Electric Guitar Circuits 3: Switches & Output Jacks

The last of three articles on basic guitar electronics. Learn how switches and output jacks work.

Basic Electric Guitar Circuits 2: Pots & Tone CapacitorsBasic Electric Guitar Circuits 2: Pots & Tone Capacitors

The second of three articles on basic guitar electronics. Learn how pots and caps work.

Basic Electric Guitar Circuits 1: PickupsBasic Electric Guitar Circuits 1: Pickups

The first of three articles on basic guitar electronics. Learn how passive single-coil and humbucker pickups work.