#1
Hi all. I've unearthed my first guitar - an '03 mex strat and i've cleaned it and stripped all it's parts. I've ordered a new trem that will arrive in about a week, might replace the tuners as well, in the future, we'll see about that...

Now I've been thinking about the pickups and wiring and all that. And I was wondering if it were possible to screw the tone knobs and the 5-way selector switch, and wire each pickup to a separate volume knob? It would be interesting to "blend" the different pickups, a la the jazz bass.

Now, the question, how would I go about with the wiring? Each single coil pickup has 2 wires, right? One to the volume pot and the other to the selector switch. If I were to remove the selector switch, and control the "tone" by the volume/output of each pickup, where would I solder the wire (that was originally soldered to the switch) to?

And, will I have to solder all three volume pots to both the output jack and the tremolo?

Thanks for the time, and your comments will be greatly appreciated.
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#2
this is very intresting to me id love to do that if i had a stratocaster but anyways

fire your question in the wiring thread

but this is a good idea if you pull it off

you should well do it and maybe get a master tone somewhere!
#3
Sure, here's the one with the switch:



Just eliminate the switch if you want and connect the wires of the same color.
Last edited by matt154 at Apr 1, 2011,
#4
Thanks for the schematic. I've seen it as well, prior to posting the thread. However, if I'm doing away with the 5-way selector switch, what should I do with the wires that were originally soldered to the selector switch? Solder them to the input jack sleeve?

And since there's no 5-way selector switch, do I have to connect all 3 volume pots to the trem and output jack?
Fender American Vintage '62 Jaguar
Fender Crafted in Japan '62 Telecaster
THD Flexi-50 + Vox V112HTV Handwired Cab
Last edited by lithium26 at Apr 1, 2011,
#5
please use the wiring thread for all wiring questions. you can find a link to it in the essential links sticky at the top of the forum. thanks.