I am new to guitar and have an epiphone Sheraton guitar with 4 controls, I assume 2 for volume and 2 for tone. I think something is wrong with them, can you tell me which ones are the volume and which ones are the tone and which pickup do they control? Sorry for the dumb question but I can't figure this out. I would REALLY appreciate an answer to this.
The controls should be setup in pairs (as long as the electronics haven't been modified. The two closest to the pickups are the volumes and the other two are the tone controls. The top knob set should be your neck pickup and the bottom set is for the bridge.
Schematics and wiring diagram for the typical les paul (sheraton) controls: http://www.guitarelectronics.com/product/WDUHH3T2202
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the switch, has three positions. Typically forward or up will be your neck (or rythm) pick ups, only and will work with one volume knob(usually top right as your looking at guitar), and one tone knob ( top left as your looking at the guitar). when the switch is in the far right or all the way down position, that will be the saddle (or lead) pick-ups. And that works with only one volume knob(bottom right as your looking at the guitar) and the corresponding tone knob. when the switch is in the middle position, botjh volume knobs work and both tone knobs work. You've gotta kinda play around with them to find whatever sound yopur looking for. and tone knobs are very subtle in their changes. good luck
That is near fatal... you might find a Luthier that could repair it. I have repaired three broken neck instruments myself, an acoustic bass, acoustic hollow body, and a banjo... it is NOT fun and requires great care. The strains on the neck from string tension cause a lot of force that tries to re-break the neck.
Most likely it is wired like most Gibsons. The volume knobs are the two at the neck end, the tones are the two nearest the rear. The lower two are volume and tone for the bridge pickup, the upper two are for neck pickup. Switch down is bridge or lead pickup, switch up is for neck or rythym pickup, and centre position is both pickups one, where all knobs can be used together.
Epiphone is a budget conscious gibson. And probably not made in the USA. 1957 - Gibson's parent company, CMI, buys
for $20,000, originally intending to harness its upright bass
but ultimately reviving the Epiphone name on guitars. A full line of
designed acoustics and electrics is unveiled in 1958, and two years
Epiphone production moves into Gibson's factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
1970 - In the face of foreign competition,
production is moved to Japan. Through the 1970s and early '80s, the
line has little continuity, although it maintains respect as a quality
1983 - Epiphone production is moved to Korea.
1986 - Henry Juszkiewicz, David Berryman and
Zebrowski acquire Epiphone and Gibson. The Epi line is soon expanded to
traditional models like the Sheraton, Emperor and Howard Roberts, along
Epi versions of Gibson classics like the Les Paul, Flying V and
This will help for starters:http://www.epiphone.com/images/EpiOwnrsManul.pdf This site has good info in the discussion:http://www.thefret.net/showthread.php?t=4728 There's info here too:http://epi.p3net.net/bbs/index.php.