Wiring help request - 2 HB, 2 DPDT, 2 Tone, 1 3-way, 1 Volume

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  1. TomBrokaw

    TomBrokaw TDPRI Member

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    Electrical circuits are not intuitive to me, so I'm hoping someone can provide some guidance.

    As the title suggests, I've got two 4-conductor humbuckers. I will be running them each to a DPDT on-on-on mini-switch to allow series-single-parallel. I also will be using individual tone pots. A single/master volume is sufficient; I'd have done individual volumes but there wasn't room in the control cavity.

    Seymour Duncan has a nice drawing of DPDT switch wiring, so I think I'm good there.

    Next they'll go to individual, no-load tone pots, and that should be pretty straight forward, but maybe not. Which lugs or does it matter?

    From the tone pots to a "standard" three way switch - not sure what this would look like - and then from there to the volume.

    So my questions are:
    Which tone lugs to use?
    What would the connection from the individual tones to the 3-way look like?
    What would the ground wiring look like?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Lowerleftcoast

    Lowerleftcoast Friend of Leo's

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    2HB, 3 Way Blade Switch, 2DPDT on/on/on, 2 Tone, 1 Vol.

    Ground all pots, Bridge, Shielding.
    (Back of pots shown)
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  3. Billy3

    Billy3 Tele-Holic

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    Check out guitar electronics. I used one of their diagrams for a knockoff Les Paul but it has 1 tone two Volumes with 2 on,on,on switches for parallel, split, series with a Les Paul style three way toggle. I don't know. Might be help.
     
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    TomBrokaw TDPRI Member

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    @Lowerleftcoast, thanks very much! I was expecting a verbal explanation but you took the time to draw a picture! I really appreciate that. I realized after the fact that I was referring to a 3-way toggle switch, but I expect to be able to adapt that to your drawing.

    For grounding the pots, I'm thinking I'd run a wire from the NT to the BT to the V, and then the wire to the bridge would also get soldered onto the V. Is that correct?

    @Billy3, I actually got all the parts from there, and checked out their diagrams. They have diagrams that are close to what I need, but if something goes wrong, I don't trust my ability to troubleshoot my amateur adaptation. I'd rather get it right the first time. They do custom diagrams, too, but I didn't want to pay $35 for one.
     
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    Lowerleftcoast Friend of Leo's

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    I am faster drawing a picture than typing one thousand words. hah!

    The bridge can be grounded to the closest pot (or other good ground). Remember to ground the jack.;)
     
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    Tuxedo Poly Friend of Leo's

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    The Seymour Duncan Triple Shot is a very neat alternative.
     
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