Board index » Setup And Technical




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Wiring on an '81 320
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:00 pm
Posts: 577
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I've taken a photo of the wiring on my 1981 320 and wonder if it is original or not. Is there an electronics guru out there that can tell me if it has been modified, repaired or original?

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/drathbun/Rickenbacker%20320/agf00001-1.jpg[/IMG]

Thanks!

Doug


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wiring on an '81 320
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:20 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:51 am
Posts: 3362
Location: Atlanta, GA
It appears to be original and correctly wired. What makes you think ti might not be?


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wiring on an '81 320
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:00 pm
Posts: 1848
Location: New York, NY
Heh, heh, I just disassembled an 81 320 today, one headed for restoration.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wiring on an '81 320
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:00 pm
Posts: 577
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Quote:
It appears to be original and correctly wired. What makes you think ti might not be?


I had my 320 apart for a total cleaning and change to a set of D'Addario Chrome flats. As I had the pickguard off, I examined the wiring and it just looked like some of the connections were a bit "ragged" in the solder connection. The soldering on the neck pickup volume pot looks resoldered to me.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wiring on an '81 320
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:46 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:07 am
Posts: 3855
It looks exactly like mine did before I installed the push-pull. Because of soldering to ground on the casings of the pots, and the lugs of the selector switch, soldering is not going to be as neat as it is on your typical circuit board.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wiring on an '81 320
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:51 am
Posts: 3362
Location: Atlanta, GA
Soldering works much better when the surface area to be soldered is small. The cases of the pots are huge heatsinks to a soldering iron, and therefore difficult to make consistant smooth connections.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wiring on an '81 320
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:00 pm
Posts: 577
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Thanks folks! :)


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

Board index » Setup And Technical


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 3 guests

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ
X