November 7th, 2010, 12:57 PM
I was wondering if some one her know how to put an extra wire in my strat so that the second tone pot engage the bridge pup, also.
Very glad for all help in this matter.
November 7th, 2010, 01:13 PM
RED WIRES in diagram
So really all you do is take the wire that runs from the switch to the lower tone control and move it up to the empty lug on the switch.
Then take short jumper wire and solder it across the two lower lugs on the diagram ( so you have neck AND middle tone control if you want otherwise all you will have is neck tone with the upper tone control).
just put a jumper wire from the second lug from the bottom ( right side of the switch in the diagram), to the lug above it ( the one that currently has no wire) and you will have BOTH the middle and bridge on the lower tone control.
Disregard all the other tone capacitor wiring and things on that diagram as that is most likely different with how yours is and has nothing to do with what you are trying to accomplish.
November 8th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Thank you very much!!
November 8th, 2010, 12:22 PM
That diagram may do more than you asked for. It gives each tone control its own tone capacitor, which can be useful. I first used this back when I was only using three-way switches, in Strats. I never really cared for the inbetween positions. If the guitar has a three-way switch, this wiring makes sense, because the middle tone control works for the neck and middle pickups, and the outside control works for the bridge pickup. In a setup such as this, it can be useful to give the bridge pickup its own tone control, with a different value tone cap. However, if the guitar has a five-way switch, the middle+bridge position is loaded down too much.
If you use the inbetween positions a lot, and don't use the middle pickup alone, then Eric Johnson wiring might be better. (Look on Fender's website.) That removes the tone control from the middle pickup, and gives it to the bridge. The middle position has no tone control, but each of the other four positions has only one tone control. This does not overload the middle+bridge position, and it gives the bridge-only position a tone control.
If you feel you need a tone control for each position, and you do not want to overload any one position, you have two options. Either wire one of the tone controls as a master tone control, or get a 4P5T switch (a Strat superswitch), and wire it so that each position gets the tone control you want.