How do I wire HSH w/ Cloth Wired HBs & a superswitch?

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  1. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

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    25CD1C1D-6532-46B2-8203-5BAFBC7D0D42.jpeg I didn’t order the wiring harness or pickups. The problem being I can’t find a wiring diagram that has vintage cloth wired humbuckers on a 5 way Superswitch. I know the wiring is wrong can you help me fix it?
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  2. Fred_Garvin

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    I'm no expert but I think the cloth ones are grounds and connections.The braided metal shield ones probably go to the pickups and unless there are at least 4 wires and you can't split them. Check out stewmac or seymour duncan for diagrams.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    I know I needed 4 wire but the person purchasing them didn't ask. Now I just need to use the harness I have and the pickups as is.
     
  4. gkterry

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    The shielded wires are the 2 humbucker pup wires - each containing a hot and the shield is the ground . The black and white cloth covered wires are the single coil pup hot & ground wires.
    Without the 4 (or 5) wire humbuckers you may not need that superswitch. A regular switch should work fine. Parallel/ series, out of phase humbucker switching would not be possible without the 4 wires (containing the wires for each coil of the humbuckers) in my understanding. Someone else may school all of us differently.

    If you google 'HSH 5 way switch' you will find a lot of diagrams in short order. You will have to be careful to select diagrams with 2 wires for the humbuckers though.
     
  5. Deaf Eddie

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    You MUST tell us what combos you want. If it's just the standard Strat three, it's pretty simple:

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    But I think I see a cap on the 5-way??? What's that about?
     
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