I really like the Bridge and Neck combination and am much more interested in series/parallel wiring than phasing. The latter never appealed to me to be quite honest.
I really like the Bridge and Neck combo's too.
You probably don't think much of phasing in parallel combinations because, well, it's not much to like unless a 1/2 out of phase approach is used. It's great in the series modes tho'.
1. How can I wire this up for a master tone control? Could I just omit the tone controls on the top right and implement a master tone control as per Seymour Duncan?
2. If I were to wire it up in such a way, where would the B- and N+ leads go?
To where they go now, except not to the tone pots that are not desired.
3. Just out of curiosity; how does that neck tone control drawn up there work? I'm not interested in separate tone controls for each pickup, but that's a pretty interesting way of wiring nonetheless.
It bypasses across the neck pickup only. This works just like it does in the parallel modes on a boring regular Strat, and in series modes it lets one modify the tone of just that pickup. It sounds great in series, especially WITH phase control.
I'm a huge fan of this wiring scheme, which is why I use it and had drawn up my schematic and wiring layout of it.
Post by kulturvultur on Jan 27, 2008 22:07:29 GMT -5
To be honest Chris, your diagram looks mighty complicated! I think I'll skip on the phase controls (it's just making things too complicated and I've always hated push/pull pots) for now and just get this thing wired up and working. I can always add them later, right?
Anyway, just so I'm clear: The B- lead would go to ground and the N+ lead would go to the volume pot along with the lead from the DPDT?
To be honest Chris, your diagram looks mighty complicated!
Well, it might look twice as complex, but that's because the upper left 1/3rd is a schematic and the lower left 2/3rds is a wiring diagram which shows all of the wires, even those left off of Mike's hand-drawn schematic (and the reason for your connectivity question).
The column on the right side lists all possible combinations including phasing.
I assure you, it is exactly the same in functionality and complexity as the original.
I originally redrew it some years ago due to Mike's original using a DiMarzio super switch which had a different pinout than the one's available today.
I can always add them later, right?
Yes, they are separate modules upstream from the main switching.
The B- lead would go to ground and the N+ lead would go to the volume pot along with the lead from the DPDT?