HSS tele sounds "hollow" on position 5. Help?

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  1. nate7784

    nate7784 TDPRI Member

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    Plus whatever the hell that other smaller switch does to tone.
     
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    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    1. Neck
    2. Neck middle
    3. Middle
    4. Middle bridge
    5. Bridge
     
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    Ebidis Tele-Afflicted

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    That switch is for a coil split, or phase reversal.

    The way it's wired now, it's doing nothing. That is why you get nothing in one position.
     
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    ‍♂️ just not thinking.
     
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    What should I do to fix that? It works for everyone position but bridge only.
     
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    If you want the switch to split the humbucker, so it's a single coil, connect the HB red+white leads to one of the middle lugs, and connect the other lug to ground, like shown here:

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    So instead of taping them off then.
     
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    Update: pickus now work on all 5 positions, no feedback, and the coil split works for bridge. Sorry I fumbled along, I really appreciate y'alls help. Guitar sounds awesome and I am glad I changed my bridge pickup.
     
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