#1
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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Last edited by plethuraguitar at Oct 16, 2012,
#2
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

???
#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.
#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.
#11
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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#12
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!!
#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.
#14
I'm very sorry for being so naive... but can you draw up a diagram for someone that has no idea what their doing?
#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.
#20
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.
#21
Ok, I'll have to double check tomorrow; I burnt my hand really bad on my soldering iron,but thank you for putting up with my stupidity. lol
#22
Soldering iron burns hurt man. You might want to check that the ground wire from the bridge claw is soldered to the back of the volume pot with all the other grounds. I don't know that it will affect the sound but it will need to be done.

Also ensure you've soldered to the right lugs on the jack, as they can be easily mixed up. The hot lug is in front in this pic, while the ground lug is at the back: