I did solve this problem, and now the Tele has two new better quality humbuckers and two push pulls so that you can split each independently. Phostenix, in the first diagram, would removing the purple lead between the master and middle vol pots remove the dependence noted by Walter? Thanks for all the interesting input to my dilemma! Since left-hand pin C is shorted to right-hand pin C, the signal from the middle pickup continues to right-hand pin C, where it then goes to the volume control. I didn't even have to put the neck back on to test the wiring! There are 3 posts on a pot. In theory, lug 1 of stage 2 would connect to the tone pot of the bridge pickup, but as you know, a standard Stratocaster offers no tone control for the bridge pickup. They really aren't that much money and are way better.
I replaced all the above and got a set of new tuners. Still a bit confusing but I guess that's the nature of this kind of thing! The typical elements in a wiring diagram are ground, power supply, cord as well as connection, output devices, buttons, resistors, logic entrance, lights, etc. If you take a good look at the switch below, you will see that there is a second row of contacts on the other side. There are also open switches without this spring, in which case the metal-framed side of the switch showing the screws is the one that should face the edge of the pickguard. I'm a meat-fisted tele guy and am baffled by having to choose between 5 detents.
It's time to learn by doing. Tone control was a master for all three. Typical standard Fender Stratocaster guitar wiring with master volume plus 1 neck tone control and one middle pickup tone control. © 2009 -2015 All rights reserved. Then there's that black wire that snakes from one side of the 3way to the other connecting Bridge, Middle then jumping to the other side and connecting Middle,Neck, then it goes to a post on the volume control that I can't identify. The next time I'm working on a Strat this is where I'll be looking. The 3 way pickup selector switch and the week DeMarzio pickups leave the guitar with a serious lack of the sort tonal variations I use to write music, so I completely rewire the guitar so it better suits my needs.
If anyone can help, please do. A wiring diagram is frequently used to repair issues and to make sure that the links have been made as well as that whatever is existing. I'm pretty sure the tone control will work normally in both setups. Discover the definitions of the fundamental circuit symbols and select the proper ones to make use of. N to N for neck and then the signal is sent to the tone pots. Since the Strat only has space for 3 pots, I've set this up for a Master Volume, Master Tone, and one dual gang pot to control the split of both pickups simultaneously. Notice the green connection jumper wire that connects both stages.
Click on the image to enlarge, and then save it to your computer by right clicking on the image. I'm sure if I actually had one infront of me then I'd follow this post just fine. More questions about 3way switches. With the volumes like they are in the above setup, if the Master Volume is turned down it takes the Middle pup down with it, so you can't get the Middle pup by itself. Try to arrange the positioning minimizing wire crossings. I've been studying the diagram, and it just doesn't make sense to me. Just wire the neck and bridge like a 3-way tele with one volume and one tone pot.
Older Strat versions had one of the tone pots controlling two of the pickups at the same time and there are many more options too! How about making the last knob a 3-way rotary switch, with one way being no middle pickup, the next being middle with whatever else is going on, and the last being middle by itself, all still under the master volume and tone? In real life, the standard is to mount the open switches with the switch spring facing the edge of the pickguard, as shown in the pic to the right. Thanks again for helping me rewire mine a few months ago! So, the 2nd drawing is wired up for 2 independent volumes - like a Les Paul. Now given that there are only normally three pickups, and the switch has three contacts on each side in addition to the common contact , you may be wondering why we need two sets of contacts in the first place. This allows the signal from the neck pickup to pass to the common pin on this side of the switch. How to wire or rewire a Fender Strat.
I can follow a diagram, but it would take me a week of trial and error to come up with it myself. How do you wire it so that when you toggle Middle you get input from both N and B? I have the common pin in the right-hand which is in the center of the switch but I don't know where is the other C pin. This allows each pickup signal to exit out of the same lug, and connect to the volume pot. This allows the signal from the middle pickup to pass to the common pin on this side of the switch. Tips to Attract Attractive Electrical Wiring Diagrams A good wiring diagram needs to be practically right and clear to review. Please have a look at the diagram below, showing you the standard Stratocaster wiring.
In an identical circuit, each gadget is directly linked to the power source, so each gadget receives the exact same voltage. I thought it was a Dan Armstrong wiring scheme, but all I can find for him is super strat diagrams--the opposite of the simple, effective design above. This allows the signal from the bridge pickup to pass to the common pin on this side of the switch. Not easy to wrap your head around that until you fully understand what's going on. Use a dot to suggest line joint, or usage line jumps to show cross lines that are not attached. When the switch is in the middle position, left-hand pin M middle is connected to left-hand pin C common.
Ensure the message placement looks clean. Again, thanks to all for posting here. Label components such as resistors as well as capacitors with their worths. Yeah, it's hard to explain the switch in simple terms. It might help to understand that first before moving on to coil splitting.