Was wondering what switch I would need (number of poles) I would need to have the following wiring scheme for a Strat, along with a wiring diagram if possible. (-1/2) indicates parallel out of phase in series with a capacitor.
1 B 2 B + N -1/2 M 3 M 4 M + N 5 N
1 -N X B 2 M + B - 1/2 N (Half-out-of-phase) 3 -N + B 4 N + B 5 N X B
Those kind of proposals, where a lot of connections are being changed at each step, tend to require the max number of poles. So if it is possible, then I reckon you would be looking at a 4 pole 5 way super-switch, plus a 4 pole two position switch to make the changes. This could be a toggle, or a Fender S1 switch, such as is included on the volume pot of Fender Deluxe models.
But, we don't yet know if it is possible and I haven't worked out either how to do it, or enough to be sure that it can't be done.
Let's see if anyone has an idea. Meanwhile, take a look through our schematics section for designs that may be in the same direction, and google search on 'Phostenix guitar wiring' (Phostenix is a guy who has made a large number of such complex schemes, and draws them very well)
I have used some of Phostenix's wiring diagrams previously - they are quite excellent.
I should have elaborated in my initial post - I have a 6P4T rotary switch at my disposal at the moment which I'm intending to use if I can, with one of the throws of the rotary switch to have all three pickups in series regardless of the blade switch position.
I have wiring schemes for the two arrangements separately, just no single scheme that combines the two without an extreme number of additional poles.