Vintage SG wire passthroughs seem to be blocked or Drilled oddly.

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  1. Noodle Guitars

    Noodle Guitars New Member

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    Hi, I've been given a Vintage SG, 2 tone 2 vol, and asked to replace the pickups. The pickups have been provided, however the pass through for the pickups to enter the wiring cavity is either drilled oddly, or is blocked.

    Question is, is it generally normal for this pass through hole to not be 1 straight hole through?

    I'm finding it impossible to pass these wires through to the cavity. Figured it be best to ask here, since I've not encountered this issue yet. Thanks

    Any input is welcome, and i'd love to get some comments or suggestions on the matter.

    Cheers,
    M
     
  2. jml77

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    I don't know how the pass throughs run, but I've just managed to push a fairly thick wire (2-3 times the size of pickup wires) through the control cavity to the bridge pickup cavity, judging by the length of wire that passed through. I assume the neck pickup cavity has a pass through hole to the bridge cavity, but I haven't looked to see if that's the case. So on my older Vintage VS6 (pre-wilkinson) it appears to be fairly easy to pass a wire from control to bridge cavity, and that's with the pickup wires in situ.

    I've just tried looking through with a Borescope, but too difficult to get it in there without dismantling switch ect. But I could quite clearly see the light reflect off the pickup covers, so it appears my VS6 has good clear passthrough holes.
     
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  3. DCCable

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    All wire channels I've seen are straight but may be at an angle to the top of the body. Please put up detailed photos showing what you've got for better help. Also what year SG is this????

    We need more input from you. How are the current pickups wired????
     
  4. Norlin SG

    Norlin SG Well-Known Member

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    You might try one of these:

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-3-ft-Toilet-Auger-59787/100061898

    Actually, a small diameter stiff wire would probably negotiate the wire channel better than the flexable pickup wires. After you get the stiff wire through, you would tape it to the pickup wires and pull it back through. As a plus, you could try the "guide" wire from both directions.

    I would guess that the ground wire on 14 gauge house wiring or even something smaller would work.
     
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  5. Kep

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    I bet there is a burr or something partially blocking the channel. try reaming it out with something stiff like a coat hanger. Then look into the pick up cavities and see if you can see the blockage.

    Hope this helps
     
  6. Chubbles

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    I used the wire and tape/solder method. It was a real pain for me too.
     
  7. syscokid

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    OP's one and only post was about 7 weeks ago. I wonder if Noodle Guitars ever figured it out?
    If the guitar is vintage, I'm assuming braided cabling. When the original braided cabling was removed, it probably splintered the channel inside, if it wasn't carefully removed. Especially if globs of solder weren't cleaned off the braid before removal.
     
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    It's possible, say if both were ripped out at the same time or something. I'm a bit skeptical though.

    He did say
    but he never mentions what kind he's working with. When I was rewiring my G400 it was a bit of work to get both three wire shielded bundles from the Triple Shots through the tunnel from bridge p'up cavity to the control cavity. I eventually got it, but it was a tight fit.

    The other thing people are missing is that we're in the "SG Copies" section, and there's a guitar brand called "Vintage", and they make an SG copy.
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    http://www.jhs.co.uk/brands/vintage...s6-icon-electric-guitar-distressed-cherry-red
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    Well, I definitely missed that.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Not really. it doesn't claim to be a vintage guitar as you see it. It is the brand name. Look up the headstock.
    A Ford Mustang doesn't necessarily have 4 legs, a tail and a mane.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the brand name being misused is what I was referring to.
    Thought it was funny how it created confusion in the thread.
    I probably misused the term "misused".
    It's all good.
     
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  13. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Are we all done misunderusinistanbilatizing each other?

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    Almost ... getting there.
     

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