I don't know if it's going to work, but might as well try. Hey Jmax, thank you so much I was looking for a schematic just for this but like you said there isn't one Anyways, got my soldering iron in hand, lets see how this baby' gonna turn out Sanford, I haven't had a problem with the lack of tone pots on the singles. If anything, I like the middle being a tad brighter, and the neck sounds nice and punchy. I only ever feel the need to adjust the ton on the bridge pu.
Thanks Jmax, I'll give this a try as well. Do you think that the thin tone you get in position 2 is because of a phase problem with the singel and the humbucker? I got two stacked humbuckers as 'single' coils SD area 58s, they're fantastic, and yes they require k pots :-so I wouldn't have that problem. Thanks Jmax. Very informative! I'm surprised that no one uses this schematic. Question: Is is possible to have the tone pot controlling the 2 single coils instead of the HB?
What do I change on your diagram to accomplish this? I've been wanting to do this to my Warmoth strat for some time. But I'm using two concentric pots so there's a tone for the singles too.
I might just make up a wiring diagram and send it to you if you want to post it. Thanks for making this! Huge help.
I have a strat with a little '59 on the bridge and two volume pot, the k for middle and neck, and the k for the bridge, but the k effects the k volume Several comments since I looked at this page a while back. Some replies: I don't see any reason why you couldn't do the tone pot on all three pickups, as long as it was wired in after the switch. Much of my wiring mod relies on the double-pole switch, which isolates the circuits on both sides normal 3-day wiring doesn't really take advantage of the switch in the same way.
The grounds are essentially one common ground I've drawn them as symbols to minimize clutter in the diagram. But in reality, ground wires interconnect everything: pickups, switch, pots, and the ground wire that goes to the bridge. They all connect together, just like in any other guitar wiring design. Would you please give the 2 pole switch part number from Stew-Mac.
Thank you in advance, RP. I think most good-quality 5-way strat switches are double-poled. Most strat wiring doesn't fully take advantage of it, that's all. Thanks ever so much for your initial trial and error Ugghh! You must have the patience of Job! I have a Catastraster with a Dawgtown Custom Shop Alnico III in both the neck and middle, and a Dimarzio dual blade job at the bridge, which I am thinking needs a k volume as it does not have the top end I want.
Then I thought it would be neat to have a k AND a k volume, so I started looking, and there you were! Just a thought.
2 Volumes 1 Tone Strat Wiring
Thanks again!Log in or Sign up. The Gear Page. Strat wiring, 2 volume, 1 tone Jan 1, 1. Messages: 10, So I'm rewiring my Strat and I've gone online and can't find a wiring diagram for what I'm after. I'd like the neck and middle pickup to run off the first volume pot, the bridge off the second, and have the third as the universal tone control.
Anyone know where a schematic or layout for this might be found online? I haven't had any luck so far. Thanks in advance! Scumback SpeakersJan 1, Jan 1, 2. Messages: 2, Which volume control do you want to assign to position 2 mid and bridge? RvChevronJan 1, Jan 1, 3. Messages: 6, I wired the middle pickup to the middle pot so I could blend it in as I wish with any combination of the other two.
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I wired the bottom pot as a tone control for all 3 pickups. I used a Jazz Bass schematic to figure out how to hook up the two volume one tone arrangement. Perhaps that will give you enough of a hint to get you going Good Luck. Jan 2, 4. Scumback SpeakersJan 2, Jan 3, 5. RvChevronJan 3, Jan 3, 6.
Scumback SpeakersJan 3, Jan 3, 7. Messages: 1, Jim, The standard Strat 5-pos. Wire the bridge pup straight to the volume 2 pot; the output to the first of the switch's poles.
Wire the neck and middle pups to the second pole of the switch; take the common from that pole to the volume 1 pot; the output of that pot goes to the first pole of the switch. PDF Cheers.Includes a "neck-on" switch for up to 11 sounds!! This simple mod will turn a 5 sound strat into a 7 sound strat! The passive midrange control is available here at Rothstein Guitars as well as by some other quality vendors. The great thing about this configuration is that both the tone pots function as "master" tone controls.
The first tone pot is a standard tone control which cuts highs. 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 The control is neutral on 5, and is now available on a custom taper pot with a center detente by Rothstein Guitars. The nice thing about this is that a player can always fall back on the standard strat 5 way switching, but using mini-switches you can access some very cool tones.
In addition, a 3PDT switch is used to get a series connection between the neck and bridge pickups which will give you a noticeable boost in both volume and bottom end.
Also, the 2nd tone control on this mod is converted into a master midrange control which will cut mids as you move down towards 0 acoustic like and thicken things a bit as you move towards 10, while staying neutral in the 5 spot. The benefit here is that if the middle pickup is RWRP reverse wound reverse polarity this position will then be hum-cancelling. Just like the mod above only without the series connection.
If the 5-way is in the neck position, it blends in the bridge pickup. If the 5-way is in the bridge position it blends in the neck pickup. You can dial in as much or as little as you want. No tone control for position 3 middle only. Unlike in stock Strat wiring where both tone pots are low pass filters, but they each affect different switch positions, the PTB system's two tone controls each function as a"master" tone control.
The first tone pot is a low pass filter, like you will find on just about any guitar. The second tone pot is a high pass filter, which rolls off the low end. Secure Online Ordering. Series Switch.
Neck-on Switch. Pos 1. Pos 2. Pos 3. Pos 4. Pos 5. ON note : this has no effect when series switch is engaged.Dirk Wacker lives in Germany and has been a guitar addict since age 5.
When not working at his guitar workbench, he plays country, rockabilly, surf, and flamenco. Contact him at info singlecoil. Guitars Bass Amps Pedals Players. Welcome back to the world of hot-rodded Stratocasters! I hope some of you succeeded in getting rid of the penetrating high end by adding tone control to your Stratocaster bridge pickup.
Thanks to Seymour Duncan for the diagram. The history of this mod is a little bit funny. In a nutshell, this is the standard Telecaster configuration, but with three pickups and a 5-way pickup selector switch.Wiring Electric Guitar - 1 Pickup 1 Volume 1 Input Jack
So why should someone want this configuration on a Stratocaster? 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. I can only say that this configuration works very well, and it leaves the classic look untouched.
The differences in wiring between the standard Stratocaster and this modification are obvious. There is one less tone pot and a few small differences on the 5-way switch and wiring from the volume pot to the tone pot.
You only need some wire and a soldering iron to perform this mod, and you should be done in ten minutes. You can choose to use k, k or 1Meg pots—whichever is your personal preference. I hope you find use for this mod! Next month, there will be no mercy: you can put on your white lab coat and we will start to talk about the anatomy of the 5-way pickup selector switch. Until then, keep on modding! Dirk Wacker Dirk Wacker lives in Germany and has been addicted to all kinds of guitars since the age of five.
He is fascinated by anything that has something to do with old Fender guitars and amps. He hates short scales and Telecaster neck pickups, but loves twang. In his spare time he plays country, rockabilly, surf and Nashville styles in two bands, works as a studio musician for a local studio and writes for several guitar mags.
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HSS Strat 2 vol 1 master tone, split wiring doubts. Messages: The HB has more or less double output than the SC, so if splitted it will be equal output, being as close as a standard strat setup as possible. I pretend to have a k volume for the 3 single coils neck, middle and split bridgea k volume for the humbucker and a k master tone. This means that if I pull the switch I'll bypass the 5 way switch and the k volume, having in the line only the k volume and the k tone with the Humbucker active.
When pushed the humbucker and the k volume will be bypassed, having the normal 5 way switch, k vol and k tone with 3 single coils.
I hope my explanation is clear enough The idea is more or less to have two guitars in one: a Strat with 3 Single Coil when the HB is splitted and a strat with a lonely bridge Humbucker. Here is the diagram of what I pretend, the lugs in the 2nd and 3rd pot are swapped, my fault!
Volume k controls the neck and middle pickup, bridge pickup when splitted 2. Tone k master tone, control all the pickups options 3.
THis way, the single coils including the slitted bridge HB will see 2 x k pots, what it means around kohms So, my question is Any tip will be welcome! Thank you in advance.
I've omitted the pots' ground, but I understand that the 3rd lug of each pot must be grounded. Also omitted the cap circuit on the tone control to simplify the diagram. Last edited: Jun 26, Messages: 2, I mostly see what you are doing.
Do you really want the versatility of the two volumes for setting different levels? But if he level setting is the key thing, then carry on, you can set a clean tone on one and have full drive from the other. I think your concept will work. Take a bit of care in considering which humbucker coil to split to, so you get humcancelling when combined with M.
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Add No Thanks. Add gift options. Have one to sell?Discussion in ' Pickup Forum ' started by kingdavidy2kOct 16, Fender Stratocaster Guitar Forum. Messages: Has anyone seen a diagram for it? It's for my HSS Strat. Can someone actually explain the basic concepts on how the lugs on the switch actually works?
Age: 44 Messages: 2, If the switch you're using is a CRL type not enclosed like the switches that are used by Squier you can actually hold the switch in your hand and move it around to see how it works.
The terminal on one end of the switch connects to the "wiper" that moves as you change the switch positions. This is the "common" terminal. The other side of the switch works exactly the same way. I know how to wire your controls to accomplish what you want, but I'm horrible at making wiring diagrams on the computer and my scanner is shot.
This is so frustrating StratplayerOct 16, Thanks for that Mike. All you have to do is type which connects to where. I hope this helps Thanks again Mike. Messages: 9, HughOct 17, I'm here now. I forgot all about this until it got brought to the top again.
Best way I can figure would be to wire the pickups directly to the volume controls before taking the signal to the selector switch. These are hard to come by but I've seen them somewhere. I'm sure this can be accomplished with one of those 4-pole "super switches" too, and then the pickups could go straight to the switch and then the volume controls like normal.
I need to try and work it out on paper, as the super switches lose me when I'm doing it in my head.