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3 pickup, 1 vol/ tone, 5 way diagram?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by gitlvr, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    Hi, guys and gals.
    I'm building a strat-ish style build, and I want to have the 3 strat pickups, but only 1 volume, 1 tone and a 5 way switch. Anyone got a diagram (not schematic) for this?
    Thanks.
    I'm building the guitar on Youtube. Winter has put a stop to the build right now, as I build outside, but here is a link to one of the videos in the series.
     
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  4. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    Thank you, gentlemen
     
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    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I like James Burton 5 way switch wiring because the middle position is the Neck and Bridge combined, not just the middle pickup by itself. Requires a super switch though, I believe.
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    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    You can really jazz it up with an s-1 switch.
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  7. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks, Colt!
     
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    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    No problem. My buddy Robert Shafer asked me how to keep his middle position when we added a strat middle pickup, and I searched forever to find out about that wiring diagram.
     
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    My favorite three-pickup wiring uses a FreeWay toggle-style switch:

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    They now make a blade-style switch, which allows ten different positions...
     
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  10. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Hey guy :), good to see you,how's the wife? My latest 12 was a short scale and I used 3 rail humbuckers. I went stupid and tried the Brian May switch scheme, disaster and like most of these too complex. I simply installed a Tele humbucker harness with a jumper from the main switch to a small toggle to the middle pickup. Now I have the middle in any position or not at all ;)

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