new(ish)? wiring config
Hi - thought I would share my tele wiring config, which I see as an up-to-date reworking of some of the original wiring schemes.
-volume pot as normal (I like this near the bridge PU with a reversed plate.)
-no tone pot, but a blend knob mixing both PUs (iron gear PU's - brilliant, fantastic value)
-switch, 5 way super switch.
pos 1; bridge PU only, direct (a must for that unadulterated tele scream)
pos 2; both PUs routed through the blend knob
pos 3; both PUs in series
pos 4and5; routed through blend knob but with an added preset tone cap to each. I like very subtle tone effects to just take the very biting highs off and have used very low values. to my ears this kind of sounds like the top end is 'pinched' and focussed with some amp settings
if you are a true tele purist I guess this is not for you, though you get a lot more tones with no extra knobs, and the concepts are all taken from the earlier instruments.
great for fine tuning a sound for recording - useless if you value your tone knob or use it 'on the fly'!
love to hear what you think!