What I am looking for is stated. A wiring diagram for the SSS Stratocaster with 3 push pulls. 1 Vol, 2 tone. I know how to do the Phase and Series. I think. How would I wire the tone to be completely bypassed?
This is the closest diagram I could find for what I am looking for. Can SW1 be modified to be a tone bypass?
Last Edit: Mar 20, 2021 20:00:07 GMT -5 by markuser
Probably. We'd have to work up a diagram (if you need one), but basically, the wiring to the SW-1 switch would all be removed and the volume pot wired to output as is standardly done. One pole of the SW-1 would switch between connecting the bridge tone pot and connecting straight to the volume pot. The other pole of SW-1 would do the same with the middle tone pot.
Looking at the diagram, you would "break" the bridge tone connection at the dark green wire running from the 5-way switch to SW-3, and "break" the middle tone connection at the light green wire attached to the tone pot at SW-2.
Poorly worded on my part. By that, I just meant bypassing the tone pots.
While you disconnected the correct wire for the bridge pickup, I meant the light green wire at SW-2 for the mid tone, it runs from the right-hand center lug of the phase switch (SW-2) to the mid tone pot. My fault for not being more specific. Reconnect the darker green wire the way it was, and make the break at the light green wire.
No need to ground the wires at SW-1 or to connect the upper lugs together. All we are doing is disconnecting the "signal in" to both tone pots. They will remain connected to ground but that won't matter, no signal is going to them.
And, as always, let's try to get someone else to validate this just to be sure . . .