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MIM Deluxe Player's Strat Wiring. Problem?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Hockey Rocker, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Hockey Rocker

    Hockey Rocker Former Member

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    Something's whacky with my Deluxe Player's Strat. As you may be aware, it features a push button between the tone pots that activates the bridge pickup in positions four and five of the blade switch. Nice feature, right?

    The electronics seem to function properly unless I have the switch in position 5, neck pup only, without the button pushed down. When it's in that position the second tone pot (middle pickup) acts like a volume control in reverse! Meaning when I roll back the second tone pot with just the neck pup engaged I increase the volume. Rat bags.

    I've wired my own T-style partscaster, but I don't think I'm ready for this unless it's an easy fix. Help!

    Does this make sense to you? Can you please offer guidance? Should I try to open it up or head for the shop? This couldn't possibly be normal for a Deluxe Player, could it? Thanks!
     
  2. Hockey Rocker

    Hockey Rocker Former Member

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    I took it in yesterday. He thinks it's just a short. Weird though. It's covered by warranty. He will throw on a Tusq nut for me and set it up with 10s while he's fixing it. I don't have the right tools for slotting and my finishing work on pre-slotted nuts is okay but I tend to hack 'em up a bit with my files.
     
  3. porto leone

    porto leone Tele-Meister

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    unless your stock nut is very low you don't need a Tusq one (IMO).
    your wiring problem must be an easy fix (must be a short or something).
    the first thing i would consider to change is the whole bridge (the saddles atleast).
    have fun with your DP!
     
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