July 5th, 2012, 12:19 PM
I have built myself a lovely telecaster in aged olympic white. I've treated her to a set of tone rider single coils. I also recently wired an esquire for a friend and was interested by its switching possibilities, considering it only has the one pickup.
My question is:
I would like to have some fancy switching. Does anyone know how to amalgamate the esquires tone shift when switching with a usual telecasters switching? I have a standard 5 way CRL switch and many many caps to choose from.
I would really appreciate it if you could help me out, also if you have any other 5 way schematics that run through a standard 5 way would be fantastic.
July 5th, 2012, 12:36 PM
There are a lot of options, try and pick some you'd like and go from there. My baritone esquire I just built only has a 3 way switch but I included a "kill" switch position, one with all conrtols working, and one that is wired straight through that bypasses the tone and vol pots. I've not messed with any dark circuits any or different caps.
July 5th, 2012, 01:03 PM
Ideally I would like the following switching:
1 - Neck
2 - Neck and Bridge
3 - Bridge
4 - Neck and bridge with full bass
5 - Neck and Bridge with bass cut
I'm not great with terminology, so a schematic would really help.
July 5th, 2012, 04:02 PM
Have a look at this one:
- Bridge and Neck
- Bridge and Neck Out of Phase (Strat like)
- Neck (less bottom)
July 5th, 2012, 04:08 PM
And some more!
July 6th, 2012, 06:52 AM
Excellent, thanks for the scccccchematics there.
Can't wait to get this thing finished. I've been working on her for about two months now. Had to wait 3 weeks just for the fancy bakerlite scratchplate.
Does anyone know enough to actually draw me a schematic for the switching I am after? Or is it impossible to get this switching?
July 7th, 2012, 09:44 AM
OR just a tutorial on how to build your own custom mods so I can get an understanding of 5 way switches.
July 7th, 2012, 03:13 PM
If you will look at your switch from the sides you will see where there is a a swiper that moves as you move the switch.
There is on terminal on each side of the switch that is in contact at all times with this swiper. These two terminals are known as the COMMONS.
Then as you move the switch you will see what other of the 3 terminals per side are touched by the swiper thing in all the various positions.
In a typical oak grigsby or crl type switch there is a common on each side along with 3 more terminals on each side.
On a 3 way switch these three terminals connect one at a time with the common in each of the 3 switch position, however in a 5 way switch the first terminal will connect with the common in position 1, but in position 2 both the first terminal and second terminal are connected to the common. Then in position 3 only the second terminal is connected to the common. Position 4 connects the second terminal and third to the common. Position 5 connects only the third terminal to the common. This is how you get 5 positions out of a strat with only 3 pickups.
Maybe some searches of the different types of switches with get ya some usefull diagrams as well. I hope this helps some...