The luthier building my Jerrycaster - it is now in month 26 - is oh so close to finished and I have an appointment for this Sat. to travel to Baltimore to get it. However, it is still being wired up. While he's a sharp and masterfully talented artisan, there's some uncertainty, on my part, on two points. I could use some advice on them here and even, if possible, to discover some way to for us to reach someone knowledgable by cell phone quickly on Sat. if we get stuck on anything and a consultation becomes necessary.
Admittedly, I'm not certain how exactlyTiger was actually wired (though I've seen Waldo's schematic I'm no techie), but here are the outcomes I, personally, would like to achieve with my guitar's wiring.
One, I'd like to preserve the capability to use the guitar with or without engaging the OBEL, i.e., when I want and need to do so, I can simply plug one mono chord into the post-guitar controls jack out to the amp and have a hot signal ready for amplification.
Two, I think (am I wrong?!) I'd like for the UGB to be active in the circuit whether or not the OBEL is engaged.
My followup questions are these.
One, was Tiger actually wired this way and if not, how and why?
Two, we'll be using a CAE UGB. (I know but I bought it a long time ago before I'd even known of this forum or Wald Electronics!) The CAE buffer comes with its own schematic which the luthier has and plans to follow. I'm wondering whether anyone else here who installed one of these previously or is otherwise familiar with it knows if it's designed to work such that when I choose to go with use a single post-controls mono signal/cord out from my guitar there will be both be buffering of the signal *and* a guaranteed signal out from the guitar's output jack to the amp?
Three - related to two - after all of this introductory stuff, what if anything special will my luthier and I need to know/keep in mind when wiring the guitar to ensure positive results?
Thanks very much for whatever advice you can provide. I certainly do hope all goes smoothly on Sat. and I'll be posting pics of the final axe here shortly thereafter.
"For me, I think the only danger is being too much in love with guitar playing. The music is the most important thing, and the guitar is only the instrument." Jerry Garcia