'91 American Std Strat; bridge Fast Track II, neck Chopper?

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'91 American Std Strat; bridge Fast Track II, neck Chopper?
« on: September 06, 2015, 05:28:23 am »
Hi all,

I am new to the forum so I hope I can learn a lot of things from you. I have a '91 American Strat; at the bridge position, I have a Fast Track II, neck and middle are the factory single coils. I also have two push/pull 250k pots, one for the volume (now it splits the FTII) and one for the neck tone (now it activates neck pickup). Bridge/middle tone is Fender TBX system. The plan is to add a Chopper in the neck position. My plan is to remove the splitting on the Fast Track since I don't like the sound when split, and rather use the pp for series/parallel sound. I'd love to do the same eventually for the upcoming Chopper, but I'd also like to keep the neck activation together with the bridge PU. Would it be possible with what I have at the moment? How should it be wired. If you have suggestions on pickup choice I'd gladly hear those too. I mainly play grunge, punk, hard rock and some more metalish stuff.

Thanks again to those willing to help!

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Re: '91 American Std Strat; bridge Fast Track II, neck Chopper?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2015, 09:30:05 am »
Are you asking about being able to have the neck and bridge active at the same time?  Which should be possible.

Or being able to use a single p/p to have both those pickups series/parallel?  Which I've never seen or heard of a way to do this.

Or something else?
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Re: '91 American Std Strat; bridge Fast Track II, neck Chopper?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2015, 12:30:49 pm »
I would like to have FT2 + Chopper with dual sound (series + parallel) using the two p/p pots I already have.The question is: if I also want to  activate bridge + neck or 3 PUs together, do I need another DPDT switch?

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Re: '91 American Std Strat; bridge Fast Track II, neck Chopper?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2015, 06:14:28 pm »
Have you taken a look around http://www.guitarelectronics.com/category/wiring_resources_guitar_wiring_diagrams/ ?

Yes I had a look at the site but couldn't find a matching scheme, yet.  :-\
Maybe I just have to do without the neck activation, I guess..

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Re: '91 American Std Strat; bridge Fast Track II, neck Chopper?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2015, 12:31:50 pm »
Sometimes it comes down to piecing together parts of different schematics. 
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Re: '91 American Std Strat; bridge Fast Track II, neck Chopper?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2015, 04:38:13 pm »
Sometimes it comes down to piecing together parts of different schematics.
First of all thanks for all the replies. By joining a couple of diags it seems I would need another push/pull pot OR a DPDT switch. What's your opinion about this two PUs together on the same guitar? Will it be a good combo?

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Re: '91 American Std Strat; bridge Fast Track II, neck Chopper?
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2015, 05:00:04 pm »
If it sounds good, it is good.

Not a cop out, but sound is quite relative to the listener. If it gives you the tone you want, then you are good. Won't know until you hook it up....it's just a few minutes to find out.
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Re: '91 American Std Strat; bridge Fast Track II, neck Chopper?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2015, 05:02:45 pm »
If it sounds good, it is good.

Not a cop out, but sound is quite relative to the listener. If it gives you the tone you want, then you are good. Won't know until you hook it up....it's just a few minutes to find out.
I just bought one and it should be on its way. But I'll have to wait end of the month to install it since I am on holiday