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JD Tele Wiring Diagram

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by boymambo, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. boymambo

    boymambo TDPRI Member

    5
    Mar 23, 2003
    Hi,

    I am new to this forum, and was after a little info that I have not been able to find yet.

    I have a MIJ JD Tele that I bought second hand. It is a real player, very nice feel. The original picks sounded great but were very, very noisy, so I have changed the pick ups to Virtual Vintage and an SD Vintage model. I am happy with the sound but have not quite got the wiring right and would like a copy of the original schematic diargram for a JD.

    I am also considering putting a Fishman VT on this and to do this I would need to lose the Tone control. I am thinking of using a new five way with Neck, Neck+Bridge, Bridge, Neck + Capacitor, Bridge + Capacitor. I do not want to lose all the treble, so wanted advice on what capacitor to use.

    Thanks

    David Bullock
     

  2. bdkphoto

    bdkphoto Tele-Meister

    429
    Mar 16, 2003
    NYC
    Try Fender.com

    Go to fender.com. the Mr. gearhead section and you
    should be able to download a pdf diagram. Good luck.
     

  3. boymambo

    boymambo TDPRI Member

    5
    Mar 23, 2003
    bdkphoto,

    Thanks for the advice, I have already tried Fender.com and MrGearhead. I have a feeling that this may be a little more specialised.

    Thanks again,

    David
     

  4. steve s

    steve s Tele-Meister

    471
    Mar 17, 2003
    Atlanta

  5. Michael Murphy

    Michael Murphy Tele-Afflicted

    Here's a link to the JD wiring diagram. At one time (pre-internet) I wrote Fender requesting a copy, and received a reply saying that it was 'prorietary information', and they would not make it available.

    It uses a special Yamaha switch (available from Stew-Mac) rather than a standard 5-way, and as you can see the wiring is fairly complex. I don't think you will be able to retain the JD functions and use the switch in conjunction with the Fishman- you'll probably need a separate mini-switch for it.

    I have seen a pic of a '52RI that was modified w/a Fishman, and had a new pot added between the existing two already on the control plate. It was a little crowded, but do-able. You might consider a mini-pot to give your fingers a little more room.......

    -Michael
    Charter Member S. Texas He-man emoticon-haters Local #316
     

  6. boymambo

    boymambo TDPRI Member

    5
    Mar 23, 2003
    Michael and Steve,

    Thank you very much that has been very helpful. I shall follow this up asap.

    David.
     

  7. Deaf Eddie

    Deaf Eddie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Sunny San Diego, CA
    JD setup... alternative?

    I JUST had an e-mail from someone who was looking to improve on the JD setup they had, suggested the FIVE-TONE Tele switch scheme I've used a couple of times. No capacitor involved, the stops are bridge, bridge+neck series/out of phase; bridge+neck parallel; bridge+neck series; neck. The series/out of phase has monster BITE if you play it crunchy...

    It uses the SuperSwitch five-way available from Stewmac.com or guitarelectronics.com, or you can get it from me PRE-WIRED - e-mail me for a drawing or more info...

    Deaf Eddie
     

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