oops sorry about that, it was my intention to post it under electronics and wiring but i went to look at the schematic section to see if there was anything there that was close to what i was looking for and i forgot where i was at and posted it in the schematic section by mistake.
I looked at that thread first and i guess it is kind of similar but not exactly what i am looking for.
What i am looking for is the standard 5 positions, but when you pull the pot it makes positions 2 and 4 into series instead of parallel.
i thought that is what the s1 switch does but maybe i am wrong. When i played a strat that had that, even when you activated the switch it seemed to only make a difference in the 2 and 4 position, 1, 3, and 5 still sounded the same (normal single coil)
ok the more i study it the more i can see it. I still have a couple of questions though. What is the order of the pickups, i am relating the 20080922 drawing to the stock one except the stock one isn't quite the same as the wiring in my guitar. It looks to me that the left most pup is neck then to the right would be middle then bridge. And is the dpdt on one of the tones on the drawing? i was going to put it on the volume, can i assume that i can use it anywhere and the drawing stays the same i would just reconfigure it to the vol pot? Thanks
And is the dpdt on one of the tones on the drawing?
Yes, but you can adapt the diagram quite easily to the pot of your preference.
It looks to me that the left most pup is neck then to the right would be middle then bridge.
Correct, but it is better to realize that the lugs on the switch are numbered 1, 2 and 3, and the pickup selections are numbered 1-5 (in the inset to the left), with the bridge designated as "1". So the pickup connected to the #1 lug on the switch is therefore the bridge, #2 is the mid, etc.
A wiring diagram is not necessarily a layout diagram. The representations in the diagram might have been in another order for clarity in showing the wiring.
The drawing is both a wiring diagram as well as a layout diagram as the components are in the positions that one would see when looking at the underside of a right-handed Strat pickguard. The numbering is irrelevant.
The initial standard 5-way lever switch diagram is pretty much what Fender sells in most Strats. The S-none modified drawing shows the wiring changes effected for the conversion.
I would start with a 0.022 uF film cap for the "special cap" (I never use ceramic caps).
I just finished this mod and i also shielded it. It sounds amazing!! I have a les paul that i play most of the time and this strat is a knock off that i got for a gift, its a $150 silvertone that is made of plywood, but it has decent pups and a nice neck so i have always enjoyed playing it but i was never much of a strat gut though. I think i like it more than my paul now. I do have one question though. My neck tone, when turned down, shuts the guitar off. The only thing that i knowingly wired differently is the cap between the two tones. In the picture it shows the cap being grounded and i wired it directly to the other tone pot instead, because of the shielding, but i probably should have wired it to the star ground point. After looking at the picture today, I think this is why its acting this way, but i thought someone might be able to say for certain before i cut my strings off to change it. Also if i wanted to use separate caps for each tone how would i wire that.
chris, after studying the picture more, i am sure that i did it wrong. I am not sure how to post the picture and then mark on it, so i will attempt to explain what i did. In the picture, under the title "3 single coils and the "s-none switch" there is a picture titled "std strat 5- way wiring 20080922 w/ s-none switch. when i wired the guitar it was getting late, so i was running out of brain power and the ability to reason. so on the neck tone pot the cap grounds to the pot then goes to high side of same pot, then goes to wiper of middle tone pot. what i did is i put the cap between the two pots, but still grounded the high side of neck tone pot. i am fairly certain that this is not right, but i was hoping you would be able to say if that would cause the neck tone to shut the guitar off when the neck tone is turned down. Also if i wanted to use a individual cap for each tone pot how would i wire it.
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