Terry Hello again John, Some do not even know about this rotary switch that was factory installed on these Strats. I think I am correct in saying that it will be the same as the mexican Standard,except for the pickups which are obviously going to be different. But as you can see, getting tone control on the bridge is just a matter of adding one jumper wire. Below is a graph obtained by running the circuit through a network analyzer. In the last fifty-four years, tastes changed a lot, and now few Stratocaster players use the bridge pickup alone because the sound is too trebly and shrill to them.
A lot of players like to engage the series connection for guitar solos. This way you never have the neck loaded down with two pots as pointed out, and you can always have different values dialed in between the mid and the other two, which helps quack. Chances are good that this will do it for you, and save you some bucks! To discover all pictures in Fender Stratocaster Wiring Diagram pictures gallery please follow. That's a 6-pole, 2-way, non-shorting rotary switch, it should work fine if it mechanically fits. I was told I should shrink wrap the metal braid?? This is when you short one of the coils of a humbucker to ground. That's what we're here for.
The middle pickup keeps its independent tone in all positions. The math becomes really easy if the value of R1 and R2 are identical. I am hoping you can think it's great. That's the great thing about Strats e. That's the best deal-- check around yourself! They're also a dealer for Pots. Some of these mods provide more versatility and better tone than stock wiring, but quite frankly some mods will actually degrade your tone.
I may be completely wrong but that's my best guess until I track down the wires and draw a schematic. We wish to make an internet site helpful for many people. As we are helping to promote those listings and sellers, we usually do not include additional photo credits besides a current seller link. I'm assuming I can cut a small piece of wire from an extra pickup I have laying around. Either way you can't go wrong. You may check the availability of older material by contacting Fender's Consumer Relations Department by phone at 480.
This then begs the question: Can we dynamically fake out the pickups in such a way that the humbucker will see 500K pots and the single coil pickups will see 250K pots. The search led me to this great forum. New genuine Fender pre-wired, loaded Eric Johnson Bodies. At the end of this site there is additionally a American Standard Stratocaster Wiring Diagram picture gallery, if the picture over is inadequate for you. I keep ordering new parts and they will soon all be here. Be able to have a position like the middle number 3 of the 5 positions to just have my neck and bridge pup work at the same time. You could be a service technician who intends to try to find references or solve existing issues.
That how I wire mine and prefer it. I am going to remove the jumper and give a tone pot exclusively to the bridge pickup. Actually that was Leo's original wiring - tone control for the neck pickup and tone control for the middle pickup. Meanwhile, the middle pickup is routed directly to the output jack, bypassing the tone and volume controls Diagram 2. This mod will work equally well with single coils and humbuckers, and is not mutually exclusive with the other mods I have discussed. The reason for not including a bridge tone control is a little convoluted.
In many Strats Fender has just kept with that tradition, as inflexible as it is. I was surprised at the difference when I first installed a no-load. The actual frequency dipped is in the 850 Hz range see graph below , but will vary somewhat depending upon your pickups. Strat style guitar wiring diagram with three single coils, 5-way lever switch, 1 volume, 2 tones. Disconnect one tone control and make the other a master tone for all three pickups. Not good, not gonna work.
This had many advantages for the working guitarist, most notably the ability to bring a single axe to a gig and get all the required tones! Third, you should have double checked all soldered connections and verified the wiring per the schematic before putting the pickguard back on and restringing the guitar for testing of the completed job. If you want to change some parts, you can get a super switch and then have tone control assignments, coil split, etc. The Mod Simply solder a piece of wire between the two terminals shown, as shown in red, and your rear tone control will affect the bridge pickup as well as the middle pickup—easy, no? If however one selects 500K pots, the humbucker will sound right, but the single coils will sound too bright. As you probably know, caps let treble through easier than low frequencies. Check their Electronics section for interesting pre-amp and onboard mid-boost products for Strats! I found it's not working for me. I am not there to troubleshoot with a Fluke Multi-meter Meter to see where you went wrong.
This mod is really easy to do. A common and useful mod is to provide an option for a series connection. Here's a couple suppliers for really good guitar cable who stock friggin' tons of the stuff! You could come from a search engine, after that find this site. The contents of this diagram in whole or part are copyrighted and published for personal use only. If you're repairing or modifying your instrument or simply need some replacement part numbers, these lists and diagrams should help you get started. I am looking at it and it does appear the signal does not go through the tone pot.
This is also wy the bridge pickup on the Tele and Strat is slanted towards the bridge. You also sacrifice the sound of the middle pickup alone. The original is a 4-pole 2-way; the schematic I've posted on this thread could be useful in working out how to hook up the Alpha part. All you will need is a mini-switch which can be implemented as a stand-alone switch or housed on a push-pull pot. The table below lists instruments by model name, part number and document revision date. This is how Les Paul guitars were wired in the 50's, so it is commonly referred to as 50's Tone Wiring.