The modification was optional because it's switch would have altered the 'stock' appearance of the Telecaster. Which got me thinking if you're going to use a SPDT you may as well use a DPDT On-Off-On switch and get more out of your tone control.
The "Tone wire" is the wire you'd usually have coming from your hot signal that runs to the tone control. I left it seperate from the "Hot signal" wire as plenty of schemes seperate the two - a standard Strat, for example.
In the position "Down" on the diagram, the tone control's a regular treble-cut job. In the middle "Off" position, it functions as a bass-cut by putting a cap in series with the pickups. And in the "Top" position, the control cuts both highs and lows.
Post by ChristoMephisto on Jun 19, 2011 13:14:28 GMT -5
I'm looking at the diagram and am terribly confused... it's the signal of the pickup suppose to go through the low cut cap? in the switch below, the cap connects the pup's ground to ground via the same cap, more or less behind the pickup instead of in front of
What we often talk about as ground really isn't until it connects to something which is connected to earth or meant as a reference voltage. In the case of a guitar it's more correct to call the sleeve of the jack a signal return, though even that is pushing things a bit, since we're talking about AC signals.