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Adding middle HumBucker to J5 squier tele

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Tollehouse Twang, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Tollehouse Twang

    Tollehouse Twang Tele-Meister

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    Hey guys, new member here. So I've been talking with a guy that has a J5 for a steal of a price! The only reason I want it is to take on the project of making it a HHH configuration.

    Ok so, this guitar has 2 volume knobs. No tone.

    Would a on/off switch for only the middle bucker be the easiest way to add a middle pickup?

    Any other suggestions on wiring? If so, diagrams please! Thanks guys!!
     

  2. metale

    metale Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I would make it a triple volume setup. Like keep the current switch, and a third volume adds the middle humbucker straight to the jack.
     

  3. Tollehouse Twang

    Tollehouse Twang Tele-Meister

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    Thanks for the reply! So I would wire the pickup to the volume pot and from there to the input jack?
     

  4. metale

    metale Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Yes, so you would blend it in or not at all. The hard part would be to route the guitar and pickguard cleanly.

    And choosing the humbucker. The stock ones are very nice IMO.
     
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  5. metale

    metale Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    By the way... it is a great guitar :D

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  6. Tollehouse Twang

    Tollehouse Twang Tele-Meister

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  7. Tollehouse Twang

    Tollehouse Twang Tele-Meister

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    I know there's plenty out there... But if anyone would like to share a wiring diagram for that extra bucker to volume pot to Output, it would definitely help!
     

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