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4 way Switch -- Please help

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by djevans, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. djevans

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    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.
    thanks
    David
     

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    The neck hot pup connections are not right on the switch.
     

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    Tuxedo:
    Could you please elaborate - what exactly is wrong? Thank you in advance for your time.
    David
     
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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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    Koko:
    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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    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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    Did you notice the difference between your graphic and Tuxedo's?
     
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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.
    David
     
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    I think it is positioned like the standard - am I wrong?
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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