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Tele 4 way wiring w/ Humbucker Neck pickup ?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by jads57, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. jads57

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    Thanks to everyone for their input! I need to digest it so I understand it a bit better.
     
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    63 vibroverb Tele-Afflicted

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    As long as you set your bridge pickup to be a good bit louder than your neck pickup, your combined positions will be sweet and clear with no mud. Set that humbucker low.
     
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    Thanks Again to everyone for their time and knowledge. MUCH APPRECIATED !
     
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    Hi everyone , very interesting topic !
    Moosie , could you indicate wich position is 500k or 250k in your shema ? thanks !
     
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    In that diagram, every position in which bridge is active, the pot has the resistor in parallel, bringing the 500k down to 250k. The only time it's not used is Neck position.
     
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    I tested the wiring, it sounds out of phase when the switch activates only one humbucker coil, big volume drop and thin sound ... how can I fix that ? although it sounds good with the neck and bridge together...
     
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    There will always be a volume drop when going from a humbucker to a split. Two coils in series, vs one coil.

    When you say out of phase, is this the split coil alone? Or in parallel with bridge? Because one coil alone can't be out of phase. Compared to what?
     
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    Moosie you're right , the same thing happens with only the neck pickup is engaged , drastic drop of volume and thin sound , so no out of phase beetween the two pickups.
    may be my humbucker has a differrent cables color code ? I will check that.

    surprisingly the fourth position , with two pickups in series , is not too muddy and adds a pleasant mid boost , but both neck/bridge position would benefit of a 500k .

    so is there a 4 position wiring possible with 500k impedance when both pickups are engaged ?

    thanks
     
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    500k. Sorry, no, not possible. You'd need a super switch.

    OOP. Are you saying it sounds thin with the full neck humbucker, alone? Not split? If that's the case it might conceivably be wired out of phase, internally.
     
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    Neck pickup sounds ok when there's no split.

    here are the sounds : Bridge / bridge + Neck parallel / bridge + Neck parallel splited / Neck / Neck splited / bridge + Neck serie / bridge + Neck serie splited





    it's an Ambers humbucker , no info on their website about the color code

    any ideas ? I checked the wiring again , everything is right.
     
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