At this time, Western Swing was very popular, and not just in California, where Leo Fender lived and worked. This would be important because of the switching scheme used. I am a first timer experimenting on a squire and have the following parts. If you are using 20ft of cable it is very handy when you dont want to loose all your high end as you roll down the volume. All I did was switch two wires going to the posts on them. Is this what causing this? He hates short scales and Telecaster neck pickups, but loves twang.
Make sure you wire the volume controls as I showed them; not the way Fender normally does it. If the 5-way is in the bridge position it blends in the neck pickup. It's easy to confuse since lug 5 is physically closest to the neck pickup but remember the switch lever is rotating so when you push the lever towards the bridge the wiper on the opposite end actually moves towards the neck. With a normal coil split, the sound is kinda cool but the drop in volume is pretty noticeable. I used a Jazz Bass schematic to figure out how to hook up the two volume one tone arrangement.
There are other options too like Landau likes it a little different. There are many factors that could determine the wiring method that could best work for you not excluding cables, cable length, treble bleeds, pickup construction, what single coils you are mixing in etc etc etc. Anyone know where a schematic or layout for this might be found online? I don't worry about the math, I just trust what my ears like, don't worry about a number. Seems to be plenty bright with most humbuckers. I had lindy fralins in a guitar I sold that had a partial tap and I loved it.
I'm pretty positive that this is it. I ride my volume a lot though and the use of two for the singles and the humvucker is absolutely a necessity for my scheme. The alternative is re-label your switch positions to conform to Fender's labeling: 5-Bridge humbucker; 4-bridge auto-split and middle; 3-bridge auto-split and neck; 2-middle and neck; 1-neck. Please check out about splitting humbuckers. Next month we will talk about the master volume and master tone wiring in a Stratocaster. This mod is really easy to do. Wire the bridge pup straight to the volume 2 pot; the output to the first of the switch's poles.
The center tag of the tone control goes to the cap and then to ground as normal. It was going to be used only with the neck or bridge pickup, and never by itself. Finally got a diagram done for this. With three caps, highs will be bled off even when the cap doing the bleeding isn't selected. A pickup is a moving target and has a different impedance at different frequencies A 500K volume and 500K tone is not the same as a 250K load. Is it possible to create this config with the parts I have. Try this mod before you replace your bridge pickup.
If using a humbucker with 500K volume and wired to a 500K tone, like on many Gibsons, isn't it basically a 250K load on the pickup. But since each pickup now has an individual volume no pickup selector is required you could wire the 5 way to be a tone switch so you'd wire different caps off the lugs on one side to ground but because of how the 5 way works position 2 and 4 would give a bigger treble cut but you could get used to it but caps aren't cheap unless you're buying from china and getting economy delivery and then you have to do loads of experimenting to see what you like best. Connect the bridge pickup directly to the top tag of the second volume control. In a nutshell, this is the standard Telecaster configuration, but with three pickups and a 5-way pickup selector switch. This does have the Les Paul thing where if either volume is turned all the way down, then there is no output from either. . The Solution We Have Been Waiting For This is the installed switch.
The 2nd tone pot is a really cool passive midrange shaper control which will scoops out the mids as you turn the knob counterclockwise towards 0, and as you turn the knob clockwise towards 10. I need to try and work it out on paper, as the super switches lose me when I'm doing it in my head. I like the idea of partially tapping. If we combine these great sounds, we should have a Guitar That Rules the World. My biggest concern is getting everything connected in an efficient layout wires, capacitors, resistors. But if it works for you, great, and your maths make perfect sense. In other words a 500K tone and 500K volume is not the equivalent of a 250K volume with no tone.
The world is full of magical mysteries. I'm vaguely aware that my wiring with regard to the tone pot and maybe switch should change, but I don't know how. You guys need to consider all the factors involved too. The other side of the switch works exactly the same way. That is the beauty of the Mega switch, many possibilities. All done without permanently altering your guitar.
You do get the options for all pickups on and neck and bridge whit blending options. However, if anyone wants to try it my way to the fullest please contact me. If the 5-way is in the neck position, it blends in the bridge pickup. This wiring allows you to get tones similar to humbucking pickups, as well as single coil combinations not normally available. A hint taken from a review of a new signature guitar prompted me to see how his original guitar is wired. I have a Stratocaster with the master tone and master volume configuration that has a blend pot for an additional piezo pickup, instead of the second tone control.
The effect is the same. This allows automatic splits in two, three and four, and keeps the sound hum-free in those positions as well. I like a 250K with a low output bucker in a strat. The only way you could get something similar this wiring using that switch would be using 3 pots for individual volumes but then you loosing the tone control which I assume is a no. The Best of Both Worlds, Right? This seems like a great scheme. Getting the two different cap values will either require a dual gang pot which is basically 2 pots stacked on top of each other and controlled by the same knob or by moving the tone pot to a quadrant of the superswitch.