5 way switching with cocked wah and series PUs

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by peterg, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. peterg

    peterg TDPRI Member

    Mar 7, 2013
    I found this wiring diagram on another thread.


    It is based on Craig Anderton's 5 way switching except that the bridge pickup has the cocked wah option instead of the neck PU.

    In order to understand the circuits I drew the diagram below. I’m puzzled about position 2. Since the neck pickup white wire is connected to the volume pot and it’s black wire is connected to ground via a cap the pickup will be heard. This position is supposed to have bleed off from the bridge + side only. What am I missing?

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  2. dlaroe

    dlaroe Tele-Meister

    Mar 17, 2009
    Not quite BFE, NC
    It's been a while since I've delved into this and I'm having trouble following either diagram; I'd have to re-draw them to follow them.

    The switching order would drive me batty too.

    It's also often easier to build it then troubleshoot I've found.

    This is what I use. The position 4 that has both the bass cutting and treble dumping caps does have both coils hot.

    You'll notice it's the same wiring with the pickups flipped and a cap instead of a jumper from the hot side to the ground side.

    Deaf Eddy seems to have deleted his tdpri-drawings folder.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2020
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