#1
ive just won an alder strat body and a fender neck off ebay, and i believe ive gotten my wiring drawn up to a funtional system for use with it. now im in the process of deciding wich pickups to use for this beast, i want it to be a classic rock monster so im dead set on a duncan jb for my bridge because a friend of mine had one in a tele and i LOVED the tone it produced. so that leaves me with the question of wich 2 other humbuckers will run well with it, and also deciding to use either 2 bridge hums and 1 neck, or 2 neck hums and one bridge. ive got the neck plate, mini switches, and pickguard ordered. and i will get my 5 way switch from guitar center when the body and neck arrive. im also trying to decide whether to go with the stock trem, a floyd rose, or convert it to a hardtail, ive never used a trem other than the one on my buds strat, so i have no idea whether i want one or not. the guitar will simply be a cherryburst strat with a rosewood fender mexico neck with 3 coil tappable humbuckers, and a gold pearloid pickguard. i will post pics as soon as the body gets here wich should be in a week or so

any suggestions, or other random commentary would be greatly apriciated
thanks guys

heres a copy of my wiring:
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/rontheninja/pictures/gear/general/543674
#2
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#3
Just a couple of questions about the wiring:

1) Why not just connect the tone to the vol as per normal master vol/tone combinations?

2) What purpose does the switch with the pink wires going in serve? They aren't connected to anything so nothing would change?

3) The individual toggle switches, are they on/on (pp pot) or on/on/on (toggle)? Either way from your diagram it looks like you would have normal series HB or off.
No split:=

When in the 'left' position the N+ is unaffected but the N- and S+ are connected in series (normal HB wiring).
When in the 'right' position the N+ is shorted to ground at the toggle switch and N- is not connected to anything (no circuit).
If an on/on/on is used, no matter which way they throw the middle 'on' position results in nothing (either the N+ is shorted again or the N- is unconnected).

Check out the Ultimate Wiring (search) thread for more help and check out the Seymour Duncan and Stew Mac sites for help on coil-split and toggle switches.

EDIT:

Look at these diagrams for guidance:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=3lh_1v_1t_5w

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=3wmt

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=2w_mt_pp

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=coil_splitting

http://guitarelectronics.zoovy.com/category/wiringresources.wiring_mods/
Last edited by bellerophon at Feb 14, 2009,
#4
you know that telecaster pickups arent the same as strat pickups right but i guess you could try it?
#5
bellerophon
Why not just connect the tone to the vol as per normal master vol/tone combinations?

2) What purpose does the switch with the pink wires going in serve? They aren't connected to anything so nothing would change?

3) The individual toggle switches, are they on/on (pp pot) or on/on/on (toggle)? Either way from your diagram it looks like you would have normal series HB or off.
No split:=



1 thats the way it was set up on the diagram i had, i could change it
2 the pink wires allow me to get the other 2 combos to the strat switching system, like a seven sound strat heres where i found that idea: http://www.premierguitar.com/issue/features/images/200810_sevensoundstrat_2.gif

thanks for the mini switch page its guna help a lot

i will re draw this up 2nite after work
Last edited by rontheninja at Feb 14, 2009,
#6
The 'pink wire switch' is just a neck on switch then?

The terminals on 6 terminal switches are only switched in circuit along each 3 terminal sides and are independent of each other:

x o
x o
x o

The x and o are electrically separate unless a jumper wire is used to connect them.
The Neck terminal on the switch needs to be connected to either the top or bottom (x or o) and the common out (other wire) from the switch should be connected in the centre (x or o depending on which was used for the neck wire).

x o------>neck terminal
x o------>common terminal
x o