So I have ran into a problem while wiring a guitar, I have a strat with 2 dimarzio hum cancelling single coil pickups and a dimarzio humbucker. I would like to have two volume knobs (one for the neck/middle and one for the bridge), and do a series/parrelel switch on the humbucker. Also I have a stacked tone pot. Is this combination possible? Thanks in advance as I am a complete rooky!
Also I have another push/pull pot that I just got for the volume for the neck/middle so if there is anything that could be done there that would be sweet. Cheers!
Most of the strat switches have two separate sections and can support the use of two volume controls. But some of the import switches have the two sections electrically tied together internally. If you post a pic of your switch we can probably identify it.
One section of your switch would be used to select Neck and/or Bridge and connect it to the first tone pot and volume pot. The Bridge pickup would be directly connected to the second tone pot and volume control. The other section of your switch would connect the wiper of the first and/or second volume control to the output jack.
The only minor nuisance with this arrangement is in the Mid + Bridge position. Here you have 2 volume controls connected to the output jack at the same time. The volume controls will work well through much of their rotation, but if either volume is turned to zero, it will kill the sound from both pickups, not just one. As long as you're willing to accept that limitation, you'll likely to be pleased with a two volume arrangement.
With two DPDT switches or push-pulls, you have a few possibilities. You could select the slug coil / screw coil / both coils in parallel / both coils in series (for the bridge HB). Or you could use one switch to do series/parallel on the bridge HB and use the other switch to put your middle pickup out of phase with the other two.