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Danelectro DC59 Wiring Diagram (concentric pots) and/or help (image in post)?

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  • Danelectro DC59 Wiring Diagram (concentric pots) and/or help (image in post)?

    Hi all! I’m new here and have just been getting into guitar repair and… enhancement for the past year, focusing on acoustics for now because I know literally nothing about electronics and do not own a soldering iron, but I’m dipping in my toes today by cleaning out and repairing my beloved Danelectro (my first guitar, over 20 years ago). Everything on it is still factory and there APPEARS to only be one loose wire (thank goodness no soldering, I hope—it’s just a loop on the unattached end), and I can’t find a diagram that tells me unambiguously where this loose wire goes. It’s the black wire I’m holding in the first image below. Bonus wiener dog.

    EDIT— I should add that the issue I’ve been having with it is that the bridge tone/volume knobs don’t seem to do anything— my suspicion was that the bridge pickup had a loose wire, which it still might, but I don’t know how to get under the pickups without cutting open the guitar. Might this loose black wire be the culprit?

    ANOTHER EDIT — Also posting an image of the only diagram I could find that seems to apply to my guitar (sort of) down below.

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    Last edited by hossbossman; 08-04-2022, 05:14 PM.

  • #2
    How about this:
    "Everything is better with a tube. I have a customer with an all-tube pacemaker. His heartbeat is steady, reassuring and dependable, not like a modern heartbeat. And if it goes wrong he can fix it himself. You can't do that with SMD." - Mick Bailey


    • #3
      Originally posted by g1 View Post
      perfect! It’ll take some figuring out but my guitar must be the 1998-2003 reissue (my dad got it new for $100 in 2001). I’ll give it a try. Thank you!