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  1. #1
    CenturyBoy
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    Default Super Switch Wiring Stratocaster

    I need to wire my Fender Stratocaster in the standard way, like this:
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
    Position 3. Middle Pickup
    Position 4. Neck and Middle Pickup
    Position 5. Neck Pickup

    I have a 5 way super switch, can someone help me giving me a diagram?
    Last edited by CenturyBoy; 05-03-2013 at 07:38 AM.

  2. #2
    Funkfingers
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    Default Re: Super Switch Wiring Stratocaster

    Welcome to the forum.

    In my opinion, it is a bit of a waste of an expensive switch to wire it the standard way but, if that is what you have to work with, that is what you will have to do.

    First question, which exact "superswitch" do you have? 12-contact, two-pole Oak Grigsby type? 24-contact, four-pole type? One of the many Schaller 11-contact types? One of the numerous OTAX 24-contact PCBV types found in some Ibanez guitars?

  3. #3
    CenturyBoy
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    Default Re: Super Switch Wiring Stratocaster

    I have this kind of superswitch:
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  4. #4
    Funkfingers
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    Default Re: Super Switch Wiring Stratocaster

    Looking at the photograph that you have posted above, imagine the terminals of the outer plate of the switch numbered, left to right, 1 - 12.

    Link 1 and 12 - These will carry the output to the volume control.

    Link 2 and 3 - Bridge pickup

    Link 5 and 6 - Neck pickup

    Link 8, 9 and 10 - Centre pickup.

    The simplest way to connect up the tone pots is with a link wire directly to the same terminals as the pickup that you wish to control. e.g. 5 and 6 for neck PU to the upper tone control. Things only get complicated if you wish either of the tone pots to act on two pickups. I am not about to explain every possible variation at this time.

  5. #5
    wolf5150
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    Default Re: Super Switch Wiring Stratocaster

    Need the exact same info.
    In my case, my guitar is rear routed and the only blade switch that is long enough to reach through the top is a special Oak 5 way super switch.

  6. #6
    CenturyBoy
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    Default Re: Super Switch Wiring Stratocaster

    The contacts are 24! Can you explain how to control whit tones all the 3 pick ups? I'm not very used doing this kind of things.. so can you pleas make a pic like this of the diagram? It wuold be te best.
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    Last edited by CenturyBoy; 05-03-2013 at 11:56 AM.

  7. #7
    Funkfingers
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    Default Re: Super Switch Wiring Stratocaster

    For the sake of simplicity, this schematic is the same as I wrote about in post #2.

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    Except that terminals 1 and 12 are not linked.

  8. #8
    CenturyBoy
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    Default Re: Super Switch Wiring Stratocaster

    All the pickups are with tone control?
    Last edited by CenturyBoy; 05-04-2013 at 06:05 AM.

  9. #9
    Funkfingers
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    Default Re: Super Switch Wiring Stratocaster

    Nope. That would involve using the inner plate of the switch. This is both more complicated and more expensive than using the basic two pole, eight terminal CRL switch.

  10. #10
    CenturyBoy
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    Default Re: Super Switch Wiring Stratocaster

    Are you able to write me the diagram with control to all the tones? I'know it's harder but it's what I've got to do

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