January 20th, 2010, 05:34 PM
I'm looking a wiring diagram for a two single coil p/u guitar with a Vol/Vol/Tone configuration. I want to add a push/pull pot and have a series parallel option. Went over to the SD website, but could not find this particular diagram there.
January 20th, 2010, 06:03 PM
A tricky thing here is how to deal with volume for each pickup when you're in "series" and "parallel" modes. When two pickups with their own volume pots are connected in parallel you can have one of two ways to wire them:
1. turning down one volume turns down the total volume (output from middle lug)
2. turning down volume changes tone (but not everyone notices the difference in tone, YMMV) but allows one of the pots to be turned down without affecting the other
If one chooses option 2 of above for parallel, the wiring for "series" gets complicated, requiring a complicated switch. i.e. one can have option 2 for parallel and option 1 for series (option 2 is not possible for "series").
So, the question is - are you willing to do this even if the wiring gets really complicated? You most probably will need a 5 way super switch - what will you do with the spare position?
Or, live with simpler (relatively) wiring but live with the limitations?
Here is a thread (http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-tech/177141-any-info-installing-blend-pot-tele.html) which is close to what you want (the simpler one) but with two tone pots. It would be easy to remove one of the tone pots from that diagram.
March 18th, 2010, 06:54 PM
thanks for writing back. the easiest thing to do actually, is to buy your single coils with 3 conductor wiring. pete biltoft at Vintage Vibe does this gratis.