i was modifying my strat according to this mod, www.1728.com/guitar3.htm , however, its not goin as it is described, it should work in either the 1,3 or 5 positions on the 5 way selector, although i still hav to select the final pickup(1 or 5) to make the 'humbucker go.
...it should work in either the 1,3 or 5 positions on the 5 way selector.
I presume that this means that it's not working in these positions.
What does "not working" mean?
Does the sound not change from the single coil sounds, or is there no sound in these positions?
...although I still have to select the final pickup (1 or 5) to make the 'humbucker go.
A "humbucker" will be created in either position.
Can you post some well-focused digital pics of your wiring? The designs schematic representation of the lever switch does not necessarily translate to what one sees on the actual lever switch, and there are pinout variations among lever switches as well. Furthermore, the existing tone control switching can complicate things.
Better yet, do you have a digital multimeter and can you take some resistance readings if we ask you to? It's much easier to troubleshoot electronics with test equipment.
For instance, taking resistance readings at the output jack (by touching the leads to the other unplugged end of a cable plugged into the guitar) can really help us.
Depending on what is seen in a few positions, it may become necessary to take readings in every combination of the switches to help create perspective in what's going on internally.
In this case, there would be 20 readings, but first things first.
'Too bad you had to take the guitar to the shop. Here at GuitarNuts, we always do our best to avoid spending money. '
lucky one of my friends knew the guy at the repair shop, so i got it done for a reasonable price!
'I was curious if you brought the diagram to the shop or if they were already familiar with the mod or they just found the problem on thier own.'
i took your re-drawn diagram into the shop, the guy worked through it and then rewired the guitar, i think my soldering job didn't cut it! he also thought that an older mod which i had was making this mod not run properly, it was a no load pot blend. ill stick some pics up when i pick the guitar up again