Hello, again, to all my old friends. And I see there are some new guys that are really contributing as well. Work has been more than enough to keep me away from guitars for a little while, but now I've got a project in mind and I'm completely stumped.
My uncle had a Nashville Tele with SD vintage stacks that he hated so in return for replacing the stock TexMexies for him, he gave me the Duncans. I stayed up all night drawing up the body they would go in, but now I need some help or suggestions on the electronomical side of things.
I would like to have 3 pusher pots (my favorite) controling on/off for each pup. Pots would be Master Volume, Master Tone, and maybe a preamp. I then want the 5-way to configure the selected pups like so:
5-Dead 4-Series Out 'o Phase 3-Parallel 2-Series 1-Blowout (ALL coils active in series, regardless of on/off position)
These are stacked hums that can sound a little "non-tele" like to my ears, so I want only single coils for 2-5, then all three hums in series for quick change lead breaks on 1.
I don't even know if this can be done. I've got a 4-pole 5-way to use, and I think I've heard about an 8-pole job somewhere in the archives. My attempts at solving this led me to believe that all could be accomplished except the out of phase stuff. Another challenge is that I would prefer to maintain stock strat appearance: just three knobs and a switch (although I have been swayed to superior alternatives in the past).
So, friends, what can be done? You're the only folks I know that understand what I'm talking about, so I haven't had the chance to bounce this off anyone else for feedback. Help me, or convince me I'm wrong (but if you choose the latter, please offer your opinions of a better alternative)
Thats what I figured out, too. But I may not even want that option. I seem to be the only one I personally know that likes that sound. I've already had several fender freaks offer to buy it once it's finished, so I might take out the dead and OoP settings to better suit mainstream needs.
one problem is see is with the series OoP.
with 3 pickups, 2 are in-phase, one is reversed phase.
so for one combination of 2 pickups on, they will still be in-phase.