Thursday, March 17, 2016

Gibson Robot Guitar Tronical Wiring Diagrams

Hello again everyone.  It's been a while since I posted as I completed watchmaking school and that was the purpose of this blog.  I may post useful information randomly in the future here however as I have no desire to start another site.

I have been working on overhauling my generation 1 Gibson Les Paul Robot Guitar.  I bought it at a Guitar Center back in 2010.  It worked decently, but the controls always seemed kind of wonky.

I had to rip the guts out of the thing to refinish it, and looking at the wiring it was pretty clear that someone had been in there before me and not re-connected everything properly.

This wouldn't normally be an issue, but as far as I can surmise, the wiring diagrams are posted nowhere on the Internet.  Not on Gibson's website or forums, not on the Tronical website (who made the tuning hardware) nowhere.

Gibson Tech Support was no help either, they don't have the files.  But, thankfully, Tronical still has the information on file and was kind enough to forward it to me.  I now post it here so hopefully some of you don't have to spend hours on hold with Gibson trying to get information they seemingly don't have.

Using the cpu dial as a Tone pot in a 1 tone 1 volume configuration

Using the cpu dial as a tone pot in the SG or Les Paul style configuration

Using the cpu dial as a volume pot in the SG or Les Paul style configuration