May 30th, 2006, 09:47 AM
Hopefully this is the right forum.
I have a tele project almost done and as it is a 1.5" body dont have quite enough depth in the control cavity for a standard switch. I chose a PCB switch as it has a smaller profile. I cant work out how to wire it up. I am remedial with switching and cant visualise how it works.
The switch has 8 points down one side ie:
neck position =either 3+4 or 8+5
middle positioon = either 2+4 or 7+5
bridge position = either 1+4 or 6+5
points 4 + 5 being common probably would be output?
I am stumped.
How do I make it work?
When I wired up the last tele I just copied a drawing and it worked fine but this time there is no drawing.
June 1st, 2006, 02:12 PM
I asked the same question recently. A guy was kind enough to help out but has deleted his post! Damn!
Maybe this will help you a little, I wired my esquire according to this schematic and it worked, as you may guess I am not an electronics expert but this is the best way I know to explain...
1 2 3 0 0 1 2 3
Fender 4 a side switch-
0 1 2 3
1 2 3 0
A and B are the two different 'poles'. Hope that makes a bit of sense, it worked for me. Obviously it doesnt matter which way round you have the switch as the effect is the same.
June 1st, 2006, 02:43 PM
Current production Squiers use a switch like that, and the support section of the Squier web site has a wiring diagram for it. Here (http://www.squierguitars.com/support.php#productwiringtele) is the product support page with lots of resources including that, or if you prefer, here (http://www.squierguitars.com/pdf/diagrams/SquierTELE0310202.pdf) is link direct to the pdf format file for a Squier Tele with two single coils.
June 1st, 2006, 07:07 PM
The squire diagram is also supported [almost] by a poster on the pickup forum. So I guess I will start with that. Very clear and easy to follow. I am wondering though, how one would get one of those deep standard switches into a vintage correct 1.5" body? That is why I used the pcb. There just wasnt the depth to get it in there. Seems a pity to use it but I guess it will last well enough. I seems to be pretty ok.
June 2nd, 2006, 08:07 AM
The squier diagram works perfect for the pcb switch.
At last this project is almost done. Sand & buff the headstock where I put on the logo. Fix a rub through on the body [damit!! i just knew I should'na done that last cut n polish] Bolt on the neck string and set up the bridge . Will post some more pics next week.
The body before buffout.