Problems with a 4-way wiring

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  1. reteps4002

    reteps4002 TDPRI Member

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    I recently decided to upgrade my kit built tele to have a 4-way switch. I wired up the switch (OAK Grigsby) according to the fralin diagram. I have triple checked the switch wiring and it matches the diagram. The problems arrived when I tested the new wiring. When I put the switch in the bridge only position it works fine but I get no signal at all from any of the other switch positions. I did go through the steps to split the neck coil from the cover. Is there a short or loop somewhere that I’m not seeing or did I not ground the cover correctly?
     
  2. Steve 78

    Steve 78 Friend of Leo's

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    Buy a multimeter (you can get cheap ones for around $10) and do a continuity check to make sure the all the connections are correct and nothing is shorted unexpectedly in each switch position. It's much more reliable than using your eyes.
     
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    Urshurak776 Tele-Holic

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    Seconded. Use a multi-meter to verify connections. I have been fooled many times.
     
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    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    How could we possibly tell? Post the diagram you worked from. Post a non-blurry pic. Then we may be able to help.

    Multimeter is always the right choice.
     
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    Another possible cause: one of the solder terminals on the switch or perhaps one on a pot is in contact with the control cavity’s shielding paint/foil.
     
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