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Cabronita Wiring with Push/pull 1 knob

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Colaiza1965, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Colaiza1965

    Colaiza1965 Tele-Meister

    Aug 31, 2015
    Orange County, CA
    Hello wiring gurus,
    First of all, sorry if this is repetitive. I was wondering if someone could help me. I am building a Warmoth Cabronita with TV Jones Powertron plus in bridge and Powertron in the neck. I am ordering an alder 1 knob and a 3 way toggle switch. I spoke personally with Tom (TVJ) and he suggested that I split the pickups in order to have more tonal possibilities. It didn't occur to me to ask him more as were on the phone a while talking about the best wood for the pickups. But I'm thinking push/pull tone pot 500k to split both pickups? Is that correct? I have searched for a wiring diagram and can't seem to find one with 2 tv jones and push/pull pots for splitting. can anyone help me out. I really appreciate it.
  2. poolshark

    poolshark Tele-Holic

    Mar 20, 2011
    A standard push-pull pot, like this CTS pot from StewMac, will be DPDT. That's enough lugs to split two humbuckers, and StewMac also provides a basic overview. If you're not comfortable figuring out the wiring from there, you might want to see a pro.
  3. Spanker

    Spanker TDPRI Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    If you have any soldering skills ,this is a relatively simple mod. Basicly the two wires
    on each pup which are simply connected together and not connected to anything else are connected to the middle lugs of the push pull switch. When the push pull is pulled up the 2 wires connect to ground which leaves only the inner coils of the pups in circuit. This diagram might be helpful.

    There is much written on the web on this subject.

    If you want to cut to the outer coils the push pull is wired to connect the 2 wires to the hot wire.

    You might also want to consider ,as a slightly more complicated alternative, adding 2 push pulls and using the coil swap mod. I understand this works well with TV Jones pups. See 1st diagram 3050417682_11d6e5081d_o.jpg
    If CoilTapDual.jpg .
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