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Old January 21st, 2013, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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4 way Switch -- Please help

I am in the middle of a telecaster rebuild and have wired my plate in reverse and have tried to do the Fez Parka mod as well. (see picture)
Anyway - the pickups work correctly in all positions, but the series position (position 1 - all the way back because its reversed) doesn't seem any louder or different than the normal fender parallel (position 3). In fact, the parallel actually may be a little louder than the series.
Did I do something wrong? Please help.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 12:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The neck hot pup connections are not right on the switch.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 12:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Could you please elaborate - what exactly is wrong? Thank you in advance for your time.
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When you reverse the plate, you normally would not reverse the switch. The switch and its selections should be facing the same direction as standard.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 01:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I want the positions to be as listed on the picture. All the way back series, then bridge second from back then parallel second from front then front neck pickup. As I have drawn and labelled them in the picture - do i have them wrong?
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Old January 21st, 2013, 02:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Still looking for detailed help

i realize that this involves walking through all the connections, but I can't find where I went wrong.
Just to be clear, i have reversed the control plate so the bottom of the picture is toward the bridge. and I am calling position one the one with the switch lever all the way back toward the bridge.
i want the positions to be series, bridge, parallel, neck.
do i have it wired right?
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Old January 21st, 2013, 02:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Tuxedo:
Could you please elaborate - what exactly is wrong? Thank you in advance for your time.
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Did you notice the difference between your graphic and Tuxedo's?
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Old January 21st, 2013, 02:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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OMG -- so sorry - I thought that his picture was just mine recopied. I DO see the difference.
Thank you so so much.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 04:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think it is positioned like the standard - am I wrong?
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Old January 21st, 2013, 04:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Tuxedo - In your picture, it seems to me like the second position ( the one second from the back of the guitar) doesn't control anything. No circuits connected and it is supposed to be bridge only. Is this right?
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The neck hot pup connections are not right on the switch.
If I am reading this right it is set as
Series
Neck
Parallel
Bridge

...and I wanted
Series
Bridge
Parallel
Neck
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 11:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
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So turn the switch around, and swap the neck hot with the bridge hot.

You also may - or may not, it depends - need to lift the ground of the bridge pup, in the same way you've probably/hopefully already done with the neck pup.
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So turn the switch around, and swap the neck hot with the bridge hot.

You also may - or may not, it depends - need to lift the ground of the bridge pup, in the same way you've probably/hopefully already done with the neck pup.
You also may - or may not, it depends - need to lift the ground of the bridge pup, in the same way you've probably/hopefully already done with the neck pup.[/QUOTE]

If I turn it around and switch the hots wouldn't that put the series last:

Neck
Parallel
Bridge
Series

My original still seems right to me (see above) in concept -- I just can't figure out why its not working.

To my ears it sounds like:
1.Parallel
2.Bridge
3.Series (loudest, most full)
4.Neck
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