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Custom Wiring Query

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by lewiecox, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. lewiecox

    lewiecox NEW MEMBER!

    Aug 25, 2017

    New here so forgive me if I'm come to the wrong area but it seems right?

    I'm planning on building a tele-style guitar and wanted it to be a P-90 at the neck and some kind of hot single coil at the bridge (sounds great to me but please tell me now if that's a horrible idea)

    What I'd also want to do, and what I'm asking about, is how I would go about wiring that with just 2 volume knobs, no tone and a two-way selector switch?

    Would the wiring be any different if it were a 3 way switch?

    Would I need a capacitor?

    I've also read some stuff about the guitar sounding too trebley without a tone pot, or would a capacity fix this problem?

    How easy would it be to have the switch in a Les Paul position, considering the wiring channels etc if i were cutting them myself?

    As I'm sure you can tell I don't have much of a clue but I'm determined to build this as it would be perfect for my play style and so any help (a nice, easy to read schematic?) would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Peter Rabbit

    Peter Rabbit Tele-Holic

    Sep 17, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Welcome to the forum!
    A P-90 in the neck of a Tele is a great idea. If you want to keep more treble, you can exchange 250k pots for 500k or even 1meg pots. Also, you can insert a "treble bleed" circuit-


    2-way switch: upload_2017-8-29_10-15-29.jpeg


    3-way toggle (Ignore the tone connection, and treat each pup as a single-coil, as above):

    These should get you started.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2017
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