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Stew-Mac Diagrams Wrong/Misleading?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Huddy, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Huddy

    Huddy Tele-Meister

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    Is it just me or are these reversed for the CTS Push/Pull pots?

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    Just in looking at the diagram for the coil split this would have the coil split in down and humbucker in up position.

    Shouldn't down be normal and up be the change?
     

  2. tessting1two

    tessting1two Tele-Meister

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    I think they're correct. Compare to this where the switch is 1-C1-2 on the left column and 3-C2-4 on the right column:

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  3. Tuxedo Poly

    Tuxedo Poly Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 19, 2011
    Merseyside UK
    This is afaik the CTS drawing of the pots. It would seem to confirm Huddy's suspicions

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    Last edited: Sep 11, 2017

  4. Huddy

    Huddy Tele-Meister

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    Based on the orientation of that pot in the top picture I'd be tempted to say that's actually "C2" and "3" that they're showing to split when pulling up - which is correct.
     

  5. tessting1two

    tessting1two Tele-Meister

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    Looking at that CTS drawing shows you're right! Stewmac has been selling those pots for at least 2 years now so apparently nobody is using their diagrams.
     

  6. Huddy

    Huddy Tele-Meister

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    I may just send them a nice little note... I think they come in all their pickups too...
     

  7. Huddy

    Huddy Tele-Meister

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    Stewmac confirmed the error. I bet most people just assumed they did them backwards or something... or others knew and never looked at the Stew-Mac diagrams.
     

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