Post by thetragichero on Jun 16, 2011 12:15:04 GMT -5
so i ordered a 3-way switch for the squier strat i'm refinishing for the hell of it what would be the best bang-for-the-buck usage of it on a SSS guitar with three pots? i'm thinking wiring the neck and bridge like a tele, and then using the pots for master volume, master tone, and blending the neck in parallel? i also have two dpdt switches at my disposal, although one is already earmarked for a phase switch
Post by JFrankParnell on Jun 16, 2011 22:25:00 GMT -5
"blending the neck in parallel" You must have meant blend the middle in?
I have master tone on my strat, and I find that when switching between N or M and B that I wish i could tone down the N or M and leave the B bright. But, I have a SD lil 59 in the bridge spot, so it's prolly a darker pup. I'll wind up using a concentric pot sooner or later, cuz i dont like the top knob so close to my pinky.
For the toggle, I suggest some sort of series option, cuz its a real thick and juicy tone...with the tone all the way up.
I remember every little thing...as if it happened only yesterday. I was barely seventeen, and I once killed a boy with a Fender guitar. I don't remember if it was a telecaster or a stratocaster, But I do remember that it had a heart of chrome and a voice like a horny angel.
That scheme isn't a bad idea, except I'd hate to lose the Position 3 "middle pup only" setting (I know, I may be in a distinct minority on that . . .)
I found myself wondering if a DPDT On-Off-On switch could be wired so as to give the middle pickup with the 5-way selection in one position, and without the 5-way in the other, with the middle pup off when the switch is to the middle.
Edit: Not an On-Off-On, but an On-On-On will do it:
(I called it a 3-way on the diagram, mistakenly wrote 5-way on the "switch Selection" graphic. Ooops.)