Tele 3 Way Series Wiring w/SD pups

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  1. groove guru

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    I'd like to try wiring in series, but have only found one diagram online and I can't verify if it's legit.
    I had a 4-way switch mod but found it a bit clumsy. I currently have a BG1400 in the bridge and a Pearly Gates in the neck. Both work fantastic on their own, but sound too quacky together in parallel for my needs.
    Anyone have a clean drawing to work from?
     
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    Contact Duncan and ask.
     
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    You just want a four-way series diagram for Tele?
     
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    Hi.

    So, you mean you want a three way switch diagram, with each end being the respective pickup on its own, and the middle position being both combined in series? Thus, no parallel option?

    if so, I get that. The four way switch doesn’t appeal to me at all. Although, I’m thinking about a mini toggle for series / parallel.

    Can’t help sorry, but I’ll be watching too to see what turns up for you.

    Pax/
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    Oh, I get it now...

    I'm not familiar with the BG1400, but 'stacked' means it's a humbucker in a small footprint, right? And I know the PG is a full HB...

    I can't imagine two humbuckers in series is gonna sound good. The buckers themselves consist of two coils apiece, wired in series. High end and clarity is going to suffer, IMHO.

    The series option is usually meant to get the sound of a pseudo-humbucker from a pair of singles. It's like a spread-out humbucker, with two coils wired end to end.


    Anyway, here it is. Works for any two pickups, singles or humbuckers.
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    Thanks for the reply!

    I have a strat equipped with the Duncan "everything axe" set that has a pull pot that activates the neck and bridge pickups in series. While it does sound a bit tubby if the volume is all the way up, as soon as I roll back the volume(with treble bleed) a bit I get the most glorious chimey but full tone ever.

    Can you tell me how the jumper wires in your diagram make the circuit different from the other diagram I had found?
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    BTW, the BG has tons of treble. Sounds great clean or dirty.
     
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    The people at Duncan are very helpful with wiring questions of their pickups. Just drop them a line and ask them.
     
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    That diagram simply won't work. Lots of problems...
     
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