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Need help with Telecaster wiring

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by FArfel, Jun 29, 2012.


  1. FArfel

    FArfel

    Nov 23, 2011
    I'm in the process of putting a Stratocaster pickup in the mid position of my Telecaster. I need someone to draw me up a wiring diagram. Here's what I want;
    position 1: bridge
    position 2: bridge/middle
    position 3: bridge/neck
    position 4: middle/neck
    position 5: neck

    I know that I can find that diagram on the Fender website, but I want to install a push/pull tone pot to use the middle pickup by itself.

    Can anyone help?
     
  2. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
  3. Stealth

    Stealth

    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Not quite, though, that wiring doesn't give a solo mid pickup.

    Here's the Seven-sound-strat mod. Just delete the last tone pot.
     
  4. FArfel

    FArfel

    Nov 23, 2011
    Thanks Stealth! That's exactly what I'm looking for!
     
  5. Stealth

    Stealth

    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Deleting that tone pot was a badly worded suggestion. Since you're starting off with a Telecaster, ignore the tone pots on the topmost wiring on that site, just wire the switch and the push/pull. Wire the output of the switch to the volume, then the volume to the tone and output jack as they are already connected on a Tele.
     
  6. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    He asked for:

    position 1: bridge
    position 2: bridge/middle
    position 3: bridge/neck
    position 4: middle/neck
    position 5: neck

    That's on that switch.

    Then the middle pickup can be done with the push pull, with that switch I posted.

    But the middle pickup alone is about the most boring setting on a Strat. That's why that switch has the neck and bridge instead.
     
  7. FArfel

    FArfel

    Nov 23, 2011
    Thanks SGD Lutherie! You guys have really helped me out.
     

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