Wiring diagram needed for HSS guitar with 1 Volume and 1 Tone control

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  1. telestratosonic

    telestratosonic Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    As the tittle says, I'm looking for a wiring diagram for a HSS guitar with two single coil pickups (neck and middle) and a humbucker in the bridge position.

    One Volume and one Tone control.

    5-way selector switch.

    The humbucker has two wires. One is the ground and the other is the lead.

    I'm looking for the easiest setup to wire up.

    Any and all advice/help is greatly appreciated.
     
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    You won't be able to do anything tricky with the humbucker, with only two leads.

    So for wiring purposes, think of it as a single coil. What can you do with a SSS Strat, with a five-way switch, and master tone knob.

    Standard Strat wiring comes to mind... Of course, it still depends what kind of 5-way switch is in there. If it's a Strat type switch, then it's really a three position with two detents that capture positions 2 & 4. If it's a super switch of some kind with five actual throws, then you could do a little more, perhaps. Depends what you want it to do.

    But for simple sake, just use a standard Strat diagram for SSS.
     
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    Yes, it's Strat type switch. That's the way I'll go. Thanks.
     
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    What about pot values (250K/500K) ??
    The humbucker will be working with a 250K pot?
     
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    If you want the humbucker to see 500 and the others to see 250, install a 500, and use a 470k resistor across the singles. This requires a super switch to selectively apply the resistor to positions 3-5. With a stock Strat switch, you can either apply the resistor to positions 4-5, or 2-5.
     
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    Here's a diagram. As drawn, only position 1 sees a 500k volume pot. The rest, including position 2, see 250k.

    If you want positions 1 & 2 to both see 500k, then remove the red jumper on the switch. The tradeoff is that position 3 will also see 500k, which you may not like.

    I show a 500k resistor, but a 470k is more common, and should be plenty close enough.


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    Check guitarelectronics.com they may have the diagram you need
     
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    The guitar presently has 500k pots.
     
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    The guitar presently has 500k pots. I was going to replace them with new 500k pots.
     
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    That works. The value of the volume pot affects tone more than the value of the tone pot. So, a pair of 500s will be fine. But, assuming the other two pickups are true singles, they might not sound very good without the resistor. I find that 500k pots against Strat singles sounds 'sterile'.
     
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