Nashville Tele + S-1 + Blend Mod

rawgerpaper

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I realized my am ultra tele with a middle pickup routing. I plan to mod it into a nashville tele in the future. Been googling wiring diagrams and reading forums. I think I'm going for the wiring diagram made by @simoncroft but I want to add (1) and (2) below. Thanks to @simoncroft

I would love to hear your thoughts coz:

1. I would love to have a blend knob for that middle coz I tried the Brent Mason tele and it has that cool eq thing going on. But I also want a middle strat pickup that could play alone that's why I went for a nashville tele diagram instead of a Brent Mason diagram. Will a master volume #2 a better choice than a blend knob? Or could we make modifications to the wiring diagram?

2. I would love to have a neck + middle + bridge sound for a fuller sound like the Brent Mason haha. (I didnt went for the Brent Mason when I was buying, was about to but I don't like the gibson mini humbucker and SD middle strat pickups it has)

3. I like the S-1 switch of neck + bridge (series) for thick chord play. That's why I chose this s-1 switch diagram. (the diagram below has this)

4. I like the neck + middle (parallel) and neck + bridge (parallel) for rhythm playing. (the diagram below has this)

5. I only prefer a 5-way super switch, I do not plan on a 6+ switches.

In summary:
N
N+M (parallel)
M
M+B (parallel)
B
N+B (parallel)
N+M+B (parallel)

N+M (series)
M+B (series)

Blend knob for the middle


Wiring diagram from: @simoncroft
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rawgerpaper

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I feel like there's gonna be another push and pull here if there would be a n + m + b. But would it be possible if I would replace the middle and bridge in series (the #2 in S-1 Up diagram) into a n + m +b instead? I don't think I'm gonna have fun with a middle strat + bridge tele (series).
 

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Here's how I have my Nashville wired. Pretty useful. No duplicate positions. Three singles, four parallels, and three series. For interest, I place a cap on one of the series for a honky tone. The diagram shows a modded TBX which I use as treble cut, bass cut, no-load center detent. But you can just use a regular tone pot if you prefer.

It does not have a volume control for Middle. Note: if you want to both want to play Middle alone, and want to control it's volume independently, you'll need to wire it as a 2nd vol pot, not a blend / rheostat. It adds a lot of complexity. Tossing off the idea as a casual want may cause much design pain. Decide how bad you want that feature.


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rawgerpaper

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This is sooo cooool. Very much appreciated on this one. Thank you for sharing this. Definitely gonna go for thiiis hopefully someday with some slight modifications.
 
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