I can't believe there is any aspect of Tiger's wiring that hasn't been covered here before, but I did a fairly thorough search on my two questions and didn't find anything, so I'll ask ...
First off, I'm a total noob when it comes to wiring. I've never done any wiring myself. But in anticipation of Santa bringing me all the soldering equipment I'll need to start doing some wiring projects of my own, I've been doing LOTS of research and study on guitar wiring, and it helps that I'm good at math and physics so I pickup on this kind of stuff pretty quick. I've studied lots of diagrams, and have a pretty solid (if somewhat basic) understanding of Waldo's tiger schematic. That said, I have a couple questions.
1.) Is the ground "bus" wire left exposed after all grounds are connected, or should it be wrapped to avoid extraneous "connections"? I've seen some other similar diagrams where they have you use a washer for all the ground connections, with instructions to wrap the washer in electrical tape when finished. It seems to me like leaving the bus exposed could leave an open door for problems, but again, I'm a total noob so perhaps I'm wrong?
2.) The other question I have is in regard to the placement of the tone caps. In every diagram I've seen, the connections are done such that the signal is fed to the tone pot first, and the cap is placed between the pot and ground. But it appears on Tiger, the signal is fed to the tone pot via the cap (i.e. the cap is wired straight to the 5-way selector and the input of the tone pot). My basic understanding of electrical physics tells me that really you could wire it either way and get the same results. Is that right? Does wiring the cap "tiger style" have any sonic difference, or was it solely done that way to make for a cleaner/easier wiring job?
I was also going to ask if someone could post a schematic with a variation of the Tiger wiring to match my configuration (H-S-H pups with coil splits and a single master volume and master tone), but I think it'll be a good exercise/test for me to try and draw it up myself and then have the experts here verify if I have done it correctly, or if I need to do more studying.
And a quick THANK YOU to all the experts on these forums who have the kindness and patience to help out noobs like myself!