We've repurposed dozens of old albums that were no longer playable and headed for the dumpster by turning them into mounting plates for our harnesses. The super switch is also used to assign a 500K tone pot with a. So I came up with this switching to allow you to cut to whichever coil desired. A pickup is a moving target and has a different impedance at different frequencies A 500K volume and 500K tone is not the same as a 250K load. It also gives you a different tone cap value for the bridge pu on its own. If the red and white are joined together as per the diagram they will not split in any position. Transform Your Strat Into A Blues Monster! Mainly cause someone he respected told him to.
Anyone good in electronics comment on this for me? I don't understand all the math involved with it, but it ends up sounding better to me. For instance a dark guitar stick with 500K, Bright guitar stick with 250K tone for the humbucker. You might be confusing Scott's wiring with Eric Johnsons. Read more about vintage drifted caps in our blog post by clicking. We've also wired it so that all three pickups have a tone control. The Volume pot will correctly switch it's load and the tone cap gets changed to the correct value and that is much more important than the Tone pot value.
In standard switching, it works on the bridge or the neck, since both won't be on at once. The advantage of this over the neck-on switch is that with a blender pot you can dial in as much or as little of the other pickup as you want. You guys need to consider all the factors involved too. There are many mods out there, and in my 15+ years working with guitar electronics I have pretty much seen them all, and even created a few of my own too. I have a Tex Mex and the bridge has real bite that needs control. Look at a Gibson, shorter scale, lots of mahogany.
The benefits: Access to a stunning array of combined-pickups sounds, including the outer pickups together—a gorgeous color not available from conventional Strat wiring. Also consider many guys like Landau or Henderson will rarely put their volumes on 10 cause they like the sweetness of maybe 8 or 9 with a booster on top. Something brand new for your Strat: Gibson 50s wiring! I guess I'm going to attempt the Suhr wiring. There are many factors that could determine the wiring method that could best work for you not excluding cables, cable length, treble bleeds, pickup construction, what single coils you are mixing in etc etc etc. Below you will find our mod which takes it one step farther by putting employing a 470K resistor in parallel with the volume pot for positions 2-5. When I used an 80's style, one humbucker with one 500K pot, showing my age! Still not exactly what you're after, but I'll get them posted here a bit later. In other words a 500K tone and 500K volume is not the equivalent of a 250K volume with no tone.
The Tone Control A basic tone control consists of a capacitor and a potentiometer the tone control itself. We choose Bees rated from. Disconnect all the connections going from the 5-way to your tone controls that's going to be two wires. In tapping the humbuckers with a screwdriver while going through the switch positions and knobs, everything works as expected with one problem. I'll have to open up my Suhr Pro Strat to see how and where they place all of the components Hopefully everything works the first time, because it looks way over my head to try and troubleshoot. If your pickguard has metal foil glued to the backside of it, these wires may not be necessary for the guitar to function. This is as a result of the limited tones available on the Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster.
This mod will work equally well with single coils and humbuckers, and is not mutually exclusive with the other mods I have discussed. Most of these mods are available on our various. This version uses one of the tone pots to blend in the Middle pickup when desired. The advantage of that is that, assuming the pickups are wound the same, using opposite coils will give you hum canceling. Anyway, this diagram helped me install the Shawbucker and I really only used the bridge and neck pups on the strat. That's joining the North and South coils together so they are humbucking regardless of what the selector switch is doing. As a pre-requisite to understanding this, one must know a simple formula for resistors in parallel.
I've got two Duncan Pearly Gates if that makes a diff. This wiring also allows you to use different caps for each control. This is important because Seymour Duncan uses opposite polarity and wind. For clarity, essentially, he could have his front and bridge totally rolled off and flip to either the 2 or 4 position and have it wide open bright with no tone control load whatsoever. For years Scott Henderson who used a 59 Duncan swore by using a 250K volume even when mixing singles and humbuckers. I really do wish I could go tinker with it now, haha! I really feel like there has to be a cold joint in there somewhere.
I'm always trying to make a better mousetrap. Move it up one so that it's on the 3rd lug, corresponding to your bridge pickup. So on a normal 5 way the tone is tied to the pickup and not to the position, there can be situations when combo positions will have 2 tones working in parallel with double the capacitance. Also, he got started because Country guys kept wanted borrowing his Tele prototype because of its bright sound and twang, so it could be that he took it as gospel that bright is exactly what players were looking for. If one selects 250K pots, the single coils will sound right, but the humbucker will be a bit too dark. I agree, not an intuitive set of selections.