Because this output wire shares a switch lug with one end of the jumper, you might be able to unsolder both at the same time. That quacky tone is a favourite of many Strat lovers, and they insist that their fat friend be able to crank it out. To replace the too-warm stock single coils, I ordered a set of. Drop an email to guitarservices aol. Why have it if you only use one coil? As soon as I accepted this basic truth, I chose my path and set up my pickups accordingly.
Do you have any more questions I can help you with? Thanks, that looks very close to what I need. Now, a strat is an easy thing to tinker with, and so I set about changing the pickups. S I had a Gibson once, and the 300 K pots were kind of muddy sounding to me. Take a look at the , starting with the Strat pickups. Only problem is that it only has 1 tone control.
Mine does, but I am pretty sure I've wired it wrong, as the positions on the 5 way switch are upside down. Now going back to your other post I see by paired you mean wire respective to each coil. If you want matching output levels: The first thing you need to understand about this approach is pretty much any full-on humbucker will be hotter than a vintage output single coil. So you want to move the volume and tone down one, and be able to have neck and bridge on at the same time or all 3 pickups on at the same time? I like Tom Morello's playing too. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link.
No Contact Tape them off is for Humbucker sound, Connect to ground for Single Coil sound. I can't play his stuff, so I've never really looked into that kind of mod, lol. As I say, this works. Just looking for a very smooth full drive tone. This is apparently especially true of the volume pots, which have an effect on the resonant peak frequency of the pickup.
Thanks ever so much for your initial trial and error Ugghh! And, I moved the tone control so it would affect all 3 pickups instead of just the bridge. I would gladly trade one of the tone controls which I almost never use for a second volume. I apologize for any inconvenience to you as your hard work and professional input has really inspired and helped a newbie at strat wiring as I am. You must have the patience of Job!. I really wish people would quit saying they follow Seymour Duncan charts. Several comments since I looked at this page a while back. Only problem is that it only has 1 tone control.
In general, a vintage output humbucker like the or the will match pretty well with a moderate output single coil, like the. Choose one and live with it. The two tone controls continue to function as normal, operating independently on the neck and middle pickups, and you get an expanded tonal palette consisting of five distinct sounds: solo neck or middle single-coils, two combined single-coil settings neck-plus-middle or middle-plus-bridge , and, of course, the full-throttle solo bridge humbucker. I have been looking for some time now and its driving me nuts. I have a strat with a little '59 on the bridge and two volume pot, the 250k for middle and neck, and the 500k for the bridge, but the 250k effects the 500k volume. My projects always come out great the first time, but then when I have to go back and fix mistakes, they come out looking like an 8th-grade science fair project.
If you're repairing or modifying your instrument or simply need some replacement part numbers, these lists and diagrams should help you get started. In the other position, the switch kicked in the other humbucker coil and ran the humbucker past the five-position switch to the top of the volume control. © 2006-2015 All rights reserved. It is loaded with the Lace Sensor package that came with the guitar. Great versatility but when I used it in humbucker on drive it just comes up flat.
If you match your single coils to the full humbucker, they will overpower the split humbucker. What needs to be changed in the diagram? Here's what I came up with click for a bigger version : This is a little different from the GuitarNuts version; I wanted a 500K tone pot for the humbucker alone, and no tone on the single-coils at all; their version had a common tone control; I can't say if that complicates things or not, 'cause I haven't tried it. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. Seems like a reasonable thing to do, but if you try Googling this, you will find almost nothing in the way of advice or wiring diagrams. What should I do about pot values in both those cases? Plus, I thought it would be nice to be able to control the volume level of the humbucker separately. I do understand they play mostly larger Les Paul bodies and this is of course is a Strat Does anyone have an opinion? Late to the party, but. Not just the first one.
I've shown everything connecting to ground just to minimize the number of lines in this diagram; in the guitar, there is a common ground wire that connects all the pots, and all the pickup grounds come back to the pots too. 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. I was hoping to get a Tonerider humbucker for the bridge position, but they don't sell individual pickups, and they also don't make them in white. First, take off the strings and detach the pickguard. I have a guitar with really hot humbuckers for metal. Removing the jumper lets us use each side of the switch independently. I considered this, but reckoned Fender chose 250K pots for the strat for a reason; they might become too bright as a result.