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    Default Telecaster SH wiring - Again

    Hi, it's me again.


    I still don't know if it's possible but I'd like to have this wiring sheme in my guitar :

    I have a single coil in the neck position and a Humbucker (sh10) in the bridge

    Pos1 - neck
    Pos2 - Neck & bridge split
    Pos3 - bridge split
    Pos4 - bridge HB

    thanks <3

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    You need a 4 way super switch. I was looking to do something similar with a 5way switch. Decided on a 3way and a push/pull for coil split. With the push/pull in the down position the bridge is split so my Tele acts and a sounds like a Tele. Pull up and it's FYF! SCREAMING!

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    You would need a Strat 5 way super switch (I'm not aware of a 4 way super switch). The simplest solution would be your regular Tele 3 way with a push/pullon the vol or tone pot to do the bridge split. It's also a pretty simple procedure to add a DPDT mini toggle to your control plate by drilling a small hole between the vol and tone knobs. Either way, a separate switch to split the bridge pup is the easiest way to get what you want.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Yeah, do they make 4 way super switches? That would be cool, but I've never seen them.
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    No need for a super switch ... Just a 4 way

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    Oh wow, I learned something today!
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    Yeah, electrically, you can take the red/white and either short it to ground or hot. It changes which coil you're using and may effect polarity. You would then have to tweak your wiring (and/or flip magnet) accordingly for noise cancelling, etc.
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    Is that the Oak Grigsby 4 way Tele switch?
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyydogg01 View Post
    No need for a super switch ... Just a 4 way
    Technically, that will work. But there's one potential problem. In positions 2 and 3, you're "floating" one coil of the humbucker on the "hot" side of the circuit. Like this:

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    In certain environments, you'll be able to listen to AM talk radio while you play.

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    Default Re: Telecaster SH wiring - Again

    I've finally made my decision and went with a 3 way super switch, and don't use the neck alone position.

    Thanks for your inputs !

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyydogg01 View Post
    No need for a super switch ... Just a 4 way

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    Well, that's not what the OP was asking for.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Flip it over and it is exactly what he is asking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyydogg01 View Post
    Flip it over and it is exactly what he is asking for.
    Uh...no.

    I'd say "not quite", but it's actually not even close.

    And split isn't the same as parallel (electrically or tonally).
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    Uh...no.

    I'd say "not quite", but it's actually not even close.

    And split isn't the same as parallel (electrically or tonally).
    Uh ... Yes.

    He asked for split in his original post. Read it again.
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    Yes, and if I can read it correctly, your diagram says "...bridge (parallel)" for position 2. The OP wanted neck and bridge SPLIT
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Default Re: Telecaster SH wiring - Again

    ...So funny, I just googled this for my Jazzmaster (but w/ 5 way)



    http://www.tdpri.com/threads/fat-tel...1/#post3058308

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    Yes, and if I can read it correctly, your diagram says "...bridge (parallel)" for position 2. The OP wanted neck and bridge SPLIT
    It's saying that the Outer coil in the neck and the bridge are then wired in parallel. Just like positions 2 and 4 of a strat; those pickups are in parallel. And by the diagram, there is no way for the neck pickup to be parallel with itself and be connected with the bridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    Technically, that will work. But there's one potential problem. In positions 2 and 3, you're "floating" one coil of the humbucker on the "hot" side of the circuit. Like this:

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    In certain environments, you'll be able to listen to AM talk radio while you play.
    Wouldn't this be negated with a covered pickup? The cover would basically be acting as Faraday Cage, blocking out RFI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyydogg01 View Post
    It's saying that the Outer coil in the neck and the bridge are then wired in parallel. Just like positions 2 and 4 of a strat; those pickups are in parallel. And by the diagram, there is no way for the neck pickup to be parallel with itself and be connected with the bridge.
    Ah, I see my confusion...you've got the switch positions backwards. From where you have the "common" terminal on the switch located in your diagram (top left terminal), the black wire from the neck pup is connected to position #1, not 4. Therefore, position 1 is neck pup in series (not bridge pup). And when you said "flip it over" in a previous post, what you meant was to read the switching positions in reverse order. I never bothered to follow the electrical diagram, only your labels.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    It's all good, man!!
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