A wiring diagram is a kind of schematic which uses abstract photographic signs to reveal all the interconnections of parts in a system. I used it in one of my Strats a few years ago. It's primary purpose seems to be to combine with Neck or Bridge, to get the quack, or series positions. Plastic, wood, and air are types of insulators, inhibiting the movement of electrons high resistance. If you're looking for some new, unique tones with your old two-pickup guitar, this mod project will be helpful.
A wiring diagram is a form of schematic which uses abstract pictorial symbols to demonstrate all of the interconnections of components in a system. A wiring diagram normally gives info concerning the relative setting and also arrangement of tools as well as terminals on the gadgets, to assist in building or servicing the device. The middle knob becomes a pickup blend control, while the third knob serves as a global tone control. A standard blender pot added to that diagram does this: 1. The passive midrange control is available here at as well as by some other quality vendors. Seymour Duncan and the stylized S are registered trademarks of Seymour Duncan Pickups with which Premier Guitar magazine is not affiliated.
Playing guitars wired this way changed how I view combined-pickup sounds. The existing in a parallel circuit flows along each parallel branch and also re-combines when the branches meet again. The stock 5-way is a 2P5T, not a 1P. Note that positions 2 and 4 will be noise-canceling with the blender off but it will add in some noise as you turn up the blend. I have an extra pole, so I can multiply the settings times 2. All of them can be useful, there's no mambo-jumbo waste of space. This way, the pickups are decoupled from each other, and you can turn down the volume of one without affecting the others.
Line Joint A line represents a cable. If you rely on finding Middle frequently, without fuss, this is probably not for you. Each kind of switch has a different icon therefore do the different electrical outlets. Even if you don't end up caring for it, perhaps you need to decide only after experimentation, as I did. Tone control was a master for all three. It's a very simple job if you're handy with a soldering iron, since the 5 way switch is wired exactly the same as the 3 way switch the 5 way switch is just a 3 way switch with two additional notches. That seems like it would give some interesting blending possibilities for the parallel quack positions.
In this article I will show you how to wire a pickup blend potentiometer together with a classic 'volume+tone' stack. Going with a single master tone allows you to just use one side of the 5-way switch for pickup selection. I have a circuit you might like. Wiring layouts are made up of two points: signs that represent the components in the circuit, as well as lines that stand for the connections between them. I designed some crazy wirings for him but this is probably my favourite, it should be very versatile and intuitive to use. I can't seem to find a way to download my photo and schematic? Add a wire from the neck lug on the switch to the right lug on the blend pot. Having trouble to post an image? Thanks for the heads up.
But what amounts to a downside for some players can be an enhancement for others. I can follow a diagram, but it would take me a week of trial and error to come up with it myself. The first tone pot is a standard tone control which cuts highs. I've got 2 drawings of this setup. Wiring diagram courtesy Seymour Duncan Pickups and used by permission.
I wired it into a Strat and used it for over a year. But it just seems to sound better this way. You also sacrifice the sound of the middle pickup alone. Just wire the neck and bridge like a 3-way tele with one volume and one tone pot. It doesn't work that way. I'm pretty sure the tone control will work normally in both setups.
Typical standard Fender Stratocaster guitar wiring with master volume plus 1 neck tone control and one middle pickup tone control. This is unlike a traditional Strat blend, where Neck or Bridge is added to any existing selection. Materials for example gold or copper, are known as conductors, since they easily allow flow of motion low resistance. This is what you can think when you're looking on the Music Man Axis or some Charvel guitars. Another downside of the Blender Stratocaster is something that Les Paul players already know: the pickups are not decoupled from each other. This version uses one of the tone pots to blend in the Middle pickup when desired.
Connections, joints: This is a simple Stratocaster and Fat Strat wiring modification that changes the tone control capabilities. That quack is like nails on a chalkboard to me. The second tone pot is a high pass filter, which rolls off the low end. Again, the perfect solution is an active guitar electronic. A pole is a connection, not a whole setting.
If you want the middle pickup alone, you need to select position 4 Neck + Middle , also select Series pull switch , and then roll the blend down, removing Neck. Try to carefully push them to the inside of the switch. So, the 2nd drawing is wired up for 2 independent volumes - like a Les Paul. Dirk Wacker Dirk Wacker lives in Germany and has been addicted to all kinds of guitars since age five. With the normal Stratocaster wiring, the pickups are completely on or off, but with the Blender Stratocaster you can dial in all shades in between. I figure if there are sounds I don't ever use, I can simplify things, but I'd like to get a feel for out of phase, half out of phase, series, etc with these pickups.