If I'm remembering correctly the previous version of the Roadhouse had the same switching diagram - it appears Fender has pulled those from their webpage. Focusing on the new Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster here. They are slight but very noticeable. . Available in 3 color burst, white and candy apple red, this one features a new 6 position rotary pre-amp tone knob 1 to liven up things.
The S-1 switching system increases production costs but the additional pickup selections really make it worth the cost. When I select the middle pickup the volume drops. Is this a shielding ground, perhaps? The output jack has three terminals, and the battery box was not included. Bridge and Middle Pickup in Series Position 3. You can always take a flat blade screwdriver and lightly touch each pickup to hear which ones are actually on in each position. For years Strat players have been looking for additional sounds out of the 3-pickup configuration featured on the Stratocaster. It has the vintage noiseless pickups and onboard pre-amp.
An S-1 switch in the volume control allows you to bypass the V6 preamp for straight organic Strat tones. © 2006-2015 All rights reserved. I love it so much I bought the electronics to put in another Strat I own. Would appreciate any help anyone can give me. You may download and install the free Adobe® Acrobat® viewer to read and print these files. Just purchased a Deluxe Roadhouse Strat which I love.
I make no guarantees as to the accuracy of the information published here. As we are helping to promote those listings and sellers, we usually do not include additional photo credits besides a current seller link. Best of all, this Strat looks like any ordinary classic model besides the rear access battery compartment. Middle and Neck Pickup in Parallel Position 5. You may check the availability of older material by contacting Fender's Consumer Relations Department by phone at 480. This will let you know which pickup is turned on in each position.
If we have the document you seek, we're happy to send you a copy. If you would like to take a look at the wiring in the 2010 series American Deluxe Stratocaster you can check out this pdf of the wiring diagram. There are 3 output wires, 3 black and one white. Second question, there is a black and a red wired coming out of the battery enclosure. Note: All part numbers and specifications in each document are subject to revision, change or discontinuation without notice. The search began with the very first production of the Fender Stratocaster and players discovered that they could turn on the bridge-and-middle pickup or the middle-and-neck pickup by placing the original 3-way selector switch in-between the pickup selector settings.
One note, though; the V6 doesn't seem to be available as a replacement part. When I switch on the S-1 switching system the volume drops on all pickups and I hear the humming trebly sound again. The body I'm putting it in has copper foil shielding already, which overlaps with the aluminum shielding on the pickguard, so I'm not sure I need that. The wiring itself is very complex although the S1 switch makes wiring the guitar much easier than installing a rotary switch or multiple push-pull switches. The red obviously connects to a red wire coming off the pre-amp. I picked up a loaded Deluxe Roadhouse pickguard Texas Specials with active preamp, S1 switch to bypass and I'm a little confused on how to wire it up.
This list is by no means comprehensive, and documentation for other models will be posted as it becomes available. Bridge, Middle and Neck Pickups in Series Position 2. I believe it's either Olympic or Arctic now with a tortoise instead of pearloid pickguard. Am I anywhere close to correct? It doesn't seem to be as simple as a digital tone knob, i. Note: Many photographs presented in this blog represent eBay listings, and as such are the property of the original photographers. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link.
This is a personal web log, and as such, it contains opinion, bias, conjecture and ridiculous wackiness. Middle and Neck Pickup in Parallel Position 5. Here's the link: Per the next-to-last page the S-1 switch only bypasses the preamp - when the switch is up the preamp is engaged, when it is pushed down it is bypassed. The wires from the pickups only have to route to the S-1 switch at the volume knob and to the 5-position blade selector. Do this with the blade selector in each position. Bridge and Middle Pickup in Parallel Position 3.
Middle and Neck Pickup in Series Position 4. This gave players not only two new sounds but also two hum-cancelling settings for their Stratocaster. Bridge Pickup in Series with Middle Pickup Position 2. And the S1 is just as advertised. Also, this Mexico produced Deluxe Roadhouse is very affordable, and a whole lotta Strat for your gringo dollar! There appear to be no wiring diagrams available. Neck Pickup in Parallel with Special Capacitor and in Series with Middle Pickup Position 5. There have also been reports of a new S-1 switching layout for the 2013 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster.
I have five unconnected wires red to the preamp, white to the volume pot center lug, and three blacks to ground. You will hear the screwdriver tap the magnets through your amp when the pickup is on. For the usefulness, you just have to keep on experimenting. Where does the black one go? The latter would be really odd, since you would only be able to get unamplified settings in the not-normal-strat wiring configuration. Neck Pickup S-1 Switch Down On : Position 1. Bridge and Middle Pickup in Series and Out-Of-Phase, and in Parallel with Neck Pickup This diagram was created by Scott Bessell.