(Another one) simplified wiring schematic

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(Another one) simplified wiring schematic
« on: January 09, 2020, 06:10:33 pm »
Hi guys. I'm asking for your help one more time!
I have in the bridge of my strat style guitar (HSS) the Pro Track and in the neck a single coil Fender Stratocaster pickup.
As i never use my middle pickup standalone (always in 2 & 4 positions) i would like in the middle position to have the combination of the bridge and neck pickup for a pseudo-tele sound.
Can you give me instuctions please how can be wired? Do i need a different switch than my ordinary 5-way?
Please don't use "hot" and "ground" words, i'm totally clueless.  ;D
Just simple directions, like sold this wire to that pot, etc  :D :D :D

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Re: (Another one) simplified wiring schematic
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 07:02:08 pm »
Keep 5 way. Add some mini toggle switch for on/off to get neck + bridge ....
Easiest way, keep 5 way, add mini toggle.

Not sure which one - there are multiple types of it, but it can be done.
Wiring noob myself also. But I've seen some people did it in past.

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Re: (Another one) simplified wiring schematic
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 07:05:53 pm »
Hey, thanks for your input!. I would prefer to have it in the middle position if possible, though!

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Re: (Another one) simplified wiring schematic
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 09:21:07 pm »
This gives you all 5 original positions.

And mini toggle would give you 2 extra: neck + bridge , and all 3 pickups. ;)

I've seen people did get it in that way. ;)

So if you are on like:
Neck + middle .... So in 2nd. If you add mini toggle for bridge, you will get all 3.
Or if you are on neck only, and add toggle on bridge, in 1st would give you neck + bridge.

But the trick is: you need to decide if you want that mini toggle on bridge or neck. You can get it on 1 pickup only.

Pretty much like Stratocaster tone pots.
You can either get it for like bridge, and other for neck and middle.
Or you can get it for middle, and other for neck and bridge. ;) So you can get like, difference in sound based on different pot values. FE bridge tone pot on 10, middle tone pot on like 6. And together you get that something not regular.

Same with this mini toggle.

You are either like, all time on bridge. In that case you kinda do add mini toggle to on/off neck one.

Or if you are more on neck, add mini toggle on bridge ......

Deprends what is more practical for you.

If I would kinda play clean more, I would put it on bridge.
And if I played dirty more, I would put it on neck.

But you need to decide for yourself.

Cause you can't like put 2 mini toggles both on neck and bridge. ;)

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Re: (Another one) simplified wiring schematic
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 09:22:53 pm »
This pretty much works like regular 5 way.

But it's an on / off switch for other like 2 positions. ;)

So you really keep original 5 positions.

And with on/off you get this 2 extra options.

But it's better to choose it for 1 pickup only.

Either neck or bridge. ;)

Depends if you play more clean or dirty. ;)

If you play more dirty and bridge, add it on neck.
If you play more clean and neck, add it to bridge.

Add it to pickup which you use less of the two. I find this way more practical. ;)
« Last Edit: January 09, 2020, 09:24:47 pm by Mew »

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Re: (Another one) simplified wiring schematic
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 04:11:34 am »
If you are set to get the B+N combination in the position #3 of the 5 way switch, you need either an Eyb Megaswitch type E or a 5 way 4 pole switch (aka "Super Switch", available from Allparts or the Eyb Megaswitch M type). With a regular 5 way switch you can only do it as Mew described but then you would not have that combination in #3. If you do not want an extra miniswitch you can use a push-pull pot.

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Re: (Another one) simplified wiring schematic
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2020, 07:16:05 am »
I did seen people did it for two pickups somehow. Like both neck and bridge ... But I would do it on my way. ;)

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Re: (Another one) simplified wiring schematic
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2020, 02:24:20 pm »
Thanks for your inputs guys!
I still prefer to have only the 5-way switch and not install an extra mini toggle because to me it's not as handy!
So i'm kind of dissapointed that it can't work with the ordinary switch and i'm thinking to install a super switch type...

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Re: (Another one) simplified wiring schematic
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2020, 08:41:55 am »
I'm happy that you don't need regular middle SC alone sound.

This is even more simple then, then 5 way + mini toggle.

Way more simple.

Solution with mini toggle or push pull is complicated for me. XD

But luckily I'm in same boat.

I don't care about neck + bridge.

It would be cool to have. But I use that position like 1% of time. So funky middle SC only, is way better for me. ;)