Im trying to add 2 more sounds to my stock strat, Neck/middle(series) and Bridge/middle(series) while maintaining the original 5. I also would prefer to make as few changes to the appearance as possible.
I drew up a diagram of a possibility... but im a complete amateur, so would that work? If not, any other ideas on how to do this?
So does that mean that my way wouldn't work? And what did I do wrong? Just trying to learn
I 'ave no idea. Your hosting site is blocked by my VPN ("imageurlhost"sounds like way too much fun) so I can't see your diagram to begin with.
I'll see if I can fix your link for visibility. Nope, I can't.
What is this "S none switch"??
It is a play on words as in "The addition of the S-None switch (it does aboot the same thing as an S-1 AmDlx Strat, but only uses two poles, so it can't be as techno'whizzy)", hence the "S-None" monikerization (as in subset thereof).
Is it a push pull pot?
Or a DPDT mini-toggle, or a DPDT push button, or whatever form a DPDT comes in.
I put it on the bridge tone pot since it was at the "lonely" end of the wiring chain. The actual switch can be on any pot or not.
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2008 12:49:29 GMT -5 by ChrisK
The DPDT switch switches the signal return of the middle pickup from the guitar ground to both the bridge and neck pickup's signal output.
This will effect the following combinations;
5. (Neck + Bridge) 4. (Neck + Bridge) 3. (Neck + Bridge) in series with Middle 2. (Neck + Bridge) 1. (Neck + Bridge)
Unless one is especially fond of the (Neck + Bridge) combination, I'd look for additional versatility.
If one actually is especially fond of the (Neck + Bridge) combination in lieu of the Middle only, consider my version based on the Schaller MegaSwitch"E" from StewMac.
Since the 5-way switch switches the signal outputs from the pickups, the signal return side of the Bridge and Neck are the more opportune places to do the series/parallel structure, as I and other's before me have done. While Mike Richardson (see below) did a design that used both 5-way poles to effect this, my variation was to eliminate the dead selection in Middle/series while preserving the other pole for tone control uses.
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2008 15:50:44 GMT -5 by ChrisK