5-way switch/bridge humbucker wiring diagram

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  1. jshape

    jshape TDPRI Member

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    What's up, y'all! After looking around at some other posts, I think it's possible to use a standard Strat 5-way switch with a 2 pick-up Tele. Would anybody be able to direct me to a schematic for a Tele with a standard 5-way Strat switch, hot-rail humbucker in the bridge, standard Tele single coil in the neck, 1 volume, 1 tone, and with the switch positions as follows:
    1 bridge humbucker
    2 bridge split
    3 neck + bridge humbucker
    4 neck + bridge split
    5 neck

    Is this even possible? Thanks for the help!
     
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    It's possible, I've got an import (cheap douglas spad ) that came wired this way, but I don't think I have the schematic, the one on Rondo's site show it with different wiring.
     
  4. jshape

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    Man, it doesn't seem like this would be such an uncommon scheme, but I can't seem to find a diagram for it. I can't even find it on Phostenix. I found a prewired package of this set-up on Ebay, so it's got to be doable. It just pains me to spend $150 on it when I feel like I should be able to do it myself. I just can't seem to find the schematic anywhere. I think I'm just going to start soldering and see what happens. Maybe I'll stumble across something else I like by accident.
     
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    Hey. If you want
    1. Bridge humbucking
    2. Bridge humbucking + Neck
    3. Neck
    4. Bridge split + neck
    5. Bridge split

    That is easy to do w/ the standard strat switch.

    I'm struggling to draw any other possibilities w/ the standard strat switch. Now if you had a 5-position, 2 pole or 4-pole switch this would be easy..
     
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    Yeah, that scheme would be fine. Looks like it's the same tones/combinations I'm looking for, just in a different order, which doesn't make a big difference to me. Do you have a diagram for this? Thanks so much for your help!
     
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    I have pointed to the "common lug" to emphasize that it is best that you locate the common lug on your own switch before you start following a wiring diagram. The view should be from the bottom of the control plate as it would be when you are soldering it.

    The SD pickups I think are usually out of phase with Fender pickups. If your neck pickup is Fender you may want to pre-emptively reverse the phase on the SD bridge pickup, that would be accomplished by exchanging "BLACK" with "GREEN" in this diagram

    Oh and you will need a bridge ground wire running to the back of the volume pot
    not shown.
     
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