Perhaps it seems that way without referring to the original diagram. I updated the drawing to show how it connects to the original.
Yeah, my fault, I wasn't looking at the whole.
For future reference, when editing prior posts, and particularly diagrams, please leave the original post intact and add new material as an "Edit" (expressly so designated), or use a new post. Otherwise, threads become hard to follow for lack of continuity.
And minions, to answer your last question, yes, you're on the right track here.
Alright. So I've wired up my Strat using the above wiring (4-way w/ Middle series/parallel).
For some reason, however, there is no signal when I plug it in and strum.
I opened it up and tested some spots with my DMM. Whenever I touch one probe to the Volume wiper (going to the jack's tip) and the other to the Volume out (going to ground), my DMM (set on CONT) indicates they are connected. It does this in all positions except when the Middle Pickup switch is set to series. I can't find a visible short between the hot signal and the signal ground!
When I plug it into my amp and tap the jack tip with a screwdriver, at first, there is no signal going to the amp, and then all of a sudden I hear it. When I start testing with my DMM, the signal goes away. Then if I start probing with the screwdriver again, the signal gradually returns again.
I'm confused and frustrated. Does anyone have any advice?
You're sure the V pot is turned all the way up? You haven't wired it backwards so that you think it's all the way up, but actually all the way down?
this happens to the best of us... most recent strat i threw together, i thought the pickups were SUPER dull with the 500k pots turned all the way up turned the tones all the way down and was surprised at how bright it got!
Okay, so now I'm confused. If one probe from my DMM is going to ground and the other is at the jack tip, should it read 0 ohms? Because currently, that's what is happening. If this is a short, how to I actually find where the short is occurring?