Post by somekindahate on Jun 9, 2006 22:58:49 GMT -5
I'm trying to rewire a friends guitar that doesn't work, and the soldering is pretty bad on it, and i'd like to just redo it all, but I can't find a schematic with this type of switch. It's a silvertone strat copy with a 5 way switch, and it looks like this.
Anyway, any help or info with this would be greatly appreciated, thanks for your time.
I have not seen a switch like that. the best thing would be to get a multimeter, set to a resistance setting, to figure out what lugs connect to what in each position.
However, a reasonable guess would be that the central lug is the pole and goes to the volume control outer hot lug. The three on the right go top to bottom, neck, middle and bridge pickup, and the three on the left are, disconnected, middle tone control, neck tone control. The general wiring diagram would otherwise be as a standard strat, unless you plan to change it.
With that guess, the multimeter check will determine if the central lug is being connected to those other lugs, or if the switch is the fault.
hmm, thank you for the info, but what about the wire on the top, by the spring? It's going to the top of the middle tone pot.
Do you mean it is soldered to the casing of the tone pot? then it is a ground wire. Another thing that would be helpful would be to try to trace out a diagram of all the connectios in the current set up. Then you have a reference for rewiring, and you could post it here to get opinions.
On the left side are three lugs, one for each pickup.
On the right side are three lugs for tone controls.
Both side designations are arbitrary. It's essentially a DP5T switch with common pole wipers.
For a given side, it connects the common wiper to the bottom lug, then the bottom and the middle lug, then the middle lug, then the middle and top lug, and then the top lug,
as you cycle thru the positions.
If'n yer gonna futz with wiring, absolutely go buy a cheep digital multimeter, and an "Electronics for the Less than Hyper-intelligent" book and a good guitar electronics book (Borders/Barnes&Nobile). If yer a member of the Sears Craftsman tool club, today is the last day that one can buy a decent one for $10. I have several Sears multimeters cuz they're cheep. They're fine