i just joined to get help with this wiring setup. a strat with 2 humbuckers, a 3 way blade selector. i was going for 2 vol 1 tone but i think i'd prefer 1 vol 2 tone. this seems hard to find. the blade has 8 lugs in a line and seymours stuff hasn't worked.
there seem to be some good forums here and i'm modding abit so i'll hang about. that info is a little too adavanced with no other info... i did have a thought that i could follow this diagram: www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=3s_1v_2t_5w but cut out the mid pickup and wire the other 2 hot pickups to the old mid position as well as there own positions. i have given up for the day... do you think that could work?
I'm afraid not. Connecting both pickups to the same switch terminal would mean both are on, all the time. You would most likely want to follow the wiring for a telecaster, except rather than a master tone, wire each tone control around the relevant pickup (i.e, wired between the ground connection and the relevant pickup's 'hot' lead.
Hello and Welcome! Even though you "just joined to get help" with your current project, we hope you'll stick around even after we answer your question.
But we need some additional information. First of all, are your humbuckers of the 2 wire variety, or perhaps 3 or 4 wires?
If they're of the 4-wire variety, you have much more in the way of wiring options. You may want to consider doing something more than just a 3-way switch. But if it's a three-way switch you really want, that's fine.
i think i'd prefer 1 vol 2 tone. this seems hard to find
This is the standard Strat arrangement so I don't know how it's hard to find.
Fender has called their 2-HB version of the Strat a "Big Apple Strat" at times, at other times a "Double Fat Strat". There are wiring diagrams for both on Fender's website. I'd give you the link here but my computer's acting up for some reason on Fender's site.
Anyway, those diagrams utilize 4-conductor HBs and a 5-way switch so they won't directly translate to what you want, but they can be adapted. Those diagrams will show you how to wire a single Vol and 2 tone pots- but so do most strat wiring schemes.
More definitive help will be along.
Also, with all the lugs in a row, it sounds like you have an import version of the std Tele/Strat 3-way switch. Go to our reference page and look for "import switches", see if you can find one like yours among the diagrams. Or post a picture of it.
seymours stuff hasn't worked.
This implies that you have wired up, and tested, one or more configurations. Are you using SD pickups? What have you tried and what didn't work about it?
EDIT: And while I was off ordering pizza mid-post, several others jumped in and said much the same. Durn we're quick around here...
I did have a thought that I could follow this diagram:
It is an excellent basis to start with. I can certainly mark up that diagram for what you want.
I looked in the Fender wiring diagram archive, but virtually all HH Strats use a 4P5T lever super switch. While any large number of drawings a'web can be used as a mark-up basis, we might as well just use the one that you posted.
Two questions need to be answered;
1. What pickups exactly are you using (Mfgr/model please)?
2. Each tone control will be active when each respective pickup is selected alone. Do you want both tones to be active in the middle/both position, or, if not, which one should be active?
cool! i'm tempted to give it a go now but it's a bit late. i'll try it tommorow and if it works i can use it on another strat with 2 gfs mean 90's. it will have the same config. 3 way blade 1 vol and 2 tone. thanks!!!
half way there guys. i've checked twice. it's 1.30am uk time and i've gotta hoover the solder up!!! anyway. vol is ok all positions. t2 is fine on bridge pickup. neck is very different to bridge but very les paul-ish no treble at all. mid and neck position sound the same t1 does not work...
Last Edit: Oct 29, 2008 20:41:48 GMT -5 by prolife
cool that got it. thanks. i think i got some pots i had from an old rusty strat in it or something because it's fine after i redid the job with other stuff. what are the recommended pot and cap value for this setup? as i think i'm going to get some new ones anyway.
yeah i know. i found that odd. but i'm going to try it anyway as for some reason i don't like the tone i'm getting where i did before. i took out a mid pickup though. i had a single coil hsh config. actually i had it out of phase and i liked the variation. perhaps 2 hb's are just plain sounding after that config.