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Old 10-16-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Need Help With Pick Up Wiring Asap

I took the wiring out of a strat, took a pick up off, and screwd everything up.. Then I tried to rewire it again, and screwed it up even more.. Can someone please just tell me how i need to wire this to make it work with only two pick ups. Please! And thank you!
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:46 PM   #2
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I'm guessing that you want it to be wired like this:

Master Volume
Master Tone
5-way switch

1)Neck
2)Neck+Bridge
3)Bridge
4)Neck+Bridge
5)Neck

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Old 10-16-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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Yes, please
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:20 PM   #5
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Awesome thank you!! But I'm kind of confused on the ground?
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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Awesome thank you!! But I'm kind of confused on the ground?

The ground goes to the casing on the pots. All other grounded leads, like the ground for the pickups, go to the casing of the pot as well.

Also, I don't think the switch wiring in that diagram will work for a 5-way switch.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:07 PM   #7
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oh, I need one for a 5 way.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:23 PM   #8
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oh, I need one for a 5 way.

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:26 PM   #9
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Thanks!!! is there a diagram to go with this?
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:29 PM   #10
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Thanks!!! is there a diagram to go with this?

Use the diagram sheldonpardy posted, but substitute the switch in the diagram with the one I drew up.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:31 PM   #11
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Also, I'm assuming you used the pickup with the yellow lead for the neck. If not, then switch it around.

edit: NVM, I labeled it wrong in the pic. Just follow the colors and you should be ok.

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Old 10-16-2012, 09:03 PM   #12
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Im still confused as to where the grounds go, like the ones that are meant for the bridge casing. Sorry, I'm new to wiring. But thank you for all the help!!
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #13
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Im still confused as to where the grounds go, like the ones that are meant for the bridge casing. Sorry, I'm new to wiring. But thank you for all the help!!

All grounds are connected. Typically the casings for the pots are connected together and then to the output jack ground, then all other grounds are grounded to them.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #14
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I'm very sorry for being so naive... but can you draw up a diagram for someone that has no idea what their doing?
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:50 PM   #15
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I'm very sorry for being so naive... but can you draw up a diagram for someone that has no idea what their doing?



Ok, that's should do. The little gray circles are solder joints just to avoid confusion.
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Thank you so very much!!!!! Which connections are the ones coming from the jack?
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:13 PM   #17
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You're welcome!

Red is the hot lead, green is the ground.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #18
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Sweet!!! THank you so much!
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It didn't work
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:35 PM   #20
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That's a very vague description of the problem. What's it doing?

That diagram I drew up is sure to work. Double check everything. Remember, all the green and black wires on that diagram are going to the casing on the pots, and the pot casings are connected.

The only other thing it could be is a different kind of switch. I drew the diagram with the import style switch. Could also be a bad switch. I've had a few of those import switches go bad on me, though they were 3-way switches.
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