Wiring help

Onebean

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My son and I are wiring up his jazzcaster, and we are using the attached diagram. I assumed this layout was shown from the back of the switch plate, but the tabs on our switch are opposite the diagram. Now I’m wondering if this diagram is shown from the front of the switch plate. We have it wired up now, and it doesn’t work in any position on the switch. Just hum/buzz like that noise when you plug in your guitar. Any help appreciated.
 

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Check your jack wiring. Here is a diagram
 

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Which side of the switch you use doesn't matter, You can wire one side or the other.
Pretty sure that's intended to be a back view.
 

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That is definitely shown as from the back of the control plate - just as it would look as you were wiring it. Can you see the light gray jumper wire between the four lugs on the 3-way? I drew it in red so you can see it better:
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As far as the lugs on the 3-way being "opposite" in this drawing, there are a couple of different 3-ways available, and a couple of different way to wire them up to get the SAME result in a tele.

The biggest thing you need to confirm is which end of the poles the COMMON lugs are on (each pole is the four lugs on the same side of the switch). In this drawing, the pickup hots are connected to the commons (left pole lowest lug and right pole highest lug). Get that figured out and the other the lugs are wired the same on other similar (even opposite) switches
 

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Just got back home. Here is what we have.
 

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The switch seems to be wired correctly. I can get continuity between both the neck and bridge pick up through the switch to the wire that attaches to the volume pot. I get continuity through both in the middle position, and only neck or bridge in the forward and back position.
 

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Jack is wired backwards. My son must have got them flipped around after we discussed orientation. I’ll let you know if that solves it.
 




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