I have a Squier Strat and I have been trying several configurations for a while now. I think I have settled on what I like and would like to implement all of the parts together.
Well my enthusiasm far outweighs my skill as I quickly found out.
The diagram below is what I currently have. To summarize it...
I have a push pull 500k volume - with a treble bleed hooked to the pull/push for on off (Doesn't work) I have a TBX control which works fantastic. Obviously it is wired to effect all pickups and it is definitely working. I have an on-on-on DPDT toggle switch to coil split the humbuckers. I think it is working (haven't put strings on it yet so I'm not certain.
The volume now no longer works...sounds like it is on full all of the time. It was working until I wired up the TBX, Coil Split and the Treble Bleed. The treble bleed on and off does not work. It is fine in one position, but the other not so much. Could someone take a look and see what errors I have made?
I really appreciate your time! Ron
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2016 8:53:09 GMT -5 by onestring
Sorry, but I had to move your post, as it didn't belong in the Schematics section.
I have an on-on-on DPDT toggle switch to coil split the humbuckers. I think it is working (haven't put strings on it yet so I'm not certain.
Best is to test it to see what coils are working before you wire it up. Plug in and use a screwdriver (or any other steel object, it needs to be magnetic metal) to tap the coils, switching between the full HB and spplit-coil settings. It can be difficult using this method with HBs, but you should hear a pronounced "thump" from each coil when the full HB is on, and one "thump" with a lesser thump when the pickup is split.
Your diagram look correct for what you want, although you did not describe the pickup settings on your 5-way. I assume these are what you wanted, since you didn't mention any problem with that. The split coil setting should work as shown, although it would be a bit neater if the red/white from one pickup went to one side of the switch, and the other pickup to the opposite side, just to avoid having 4 wires go to the same place. If you find the coil splits to not be working, I'd be suspicious of that 4-wire junction. Also, since both HBs are Seymour Duncans, the coils selected for the split-coil mode are likely of the same polarity (i.e., both north or both south), so you won't get hum-cancelling in position 3 of the switch. If you're interested in having the split-coil setting being hum-cancelling, that can be easily done, just ask. But check them for now to see what you've got.
As for the volume control, it sounds like a bad connection, either from the switch to the V pot, or from the volume pot to the ground side.
The treble bleed on and off does not work. It is fine in one position, but the other not so much.
I've never seen anyone switch a treble bleed on/off, but your diagram looks OK on that. What does it do in the other position? When you say it is "fine" in one position, is it fine with the treble bleed switched on or off?
Also, I don't see an output wire from the V pot to the jack. You may have omitted that for clarity, but given that there's apparently a problem with the volume pot, we need to see how that's wired here.