I am modding a buddy's Les Paul and considering the shape of the original wiring, decided to completely wipe and start anew implementing a new wiring scheme with his permission (new simply meaning not the stock wiring). It's a cheap chinese LP knockoff not an original, so it's not like it will lose value or anything. I am wiring it soldering all grounds to the bridge volume pot instead of using two conductor wires throughout the entire signal path as it was wired stock. Here is my question. For Les Paul wiring is it necessary to run a jumper from the back of the tone pot directly to the corresponding volume pot? Right now I have each pot jumpering directly to the back of the bridge pot alone. Should I jumper anything else (only regarding the pot wiring)? It is hard to describe what I am asking using words, so I drew up a quick picture describing what I am asking. http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt287/Guitarfreak5253/Pots1.png http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt287/Guitarfreak5253/Pots2.png Picture one shows every pot having a return path to the bridge pot, which in turn is grounded somewhere else. The second picture shows the same return network as before, but now every pot is connected to every other pot through jumper wires. Is it necessary or better to use the second method?