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Let's look at the wiring and innards of our project guitar and make some swaps before we age them.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month we'll continue with our aging series that began in May 2020 ["DIY Relic'ing: Break the Shine"]. Let's take a closer look at the electronics of our Harley Benton DC-Junior guitar, which is a copy of a Gibson Les Paul Junior double-cut, and consider some part swaps before we keep relic'ing. If you need a refresher, we covered aging of the pickup in the last part of this series ["Mod Garage: DIY Relic'ing—Aging a P-90 Pickup"].

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Courtesy of singlecoil.com

Here are four ways to ground individual lugs to pots, two ways to connect ground wires to pickups, and a clever soldering technique developed by my colleague Mark Foley.

Welcome back to Mod Garage and to the second and final column about grounding in passive guitar and bass circuits. If you missed the first part, check out "How to Ground Passive Guitar (and Bass) Circuits, Pt. 1," from April 2021. Today we'll discuss grounding individual lugs on pots, which is usually the case on all volume controls, but also on some certain tone pots, depending on how the circuit is set up.

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