I have a Squier Affinity Strat. It has gone through several changes but here?s gist of it: The first time I replaced all 3 pickups, I just wired all 3 wires to where the stock wires used to be and left everything else untouched. That worked fine. The second time I replaced all 3 pickups, the volume pot, and the switch. It was a different switch than the one that came stock so I used this diagram: http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/schematics/3singlecoils_1vol_2tones.html .
I noticed that the pot wiring was kinda different than the stock Squier wiring, so I decided to just change the pickup wiring and leave the pot wiring alone since my soldering sucks. Turns out that everything works fine except the middle pickup tone pot, which I could live with.
Last night I came across this idea: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=321728 and wanted to try it out. I thought, since I?m gonna have to mod my pickguard, now would be a good time to fix the middle tone pot wiring. I realize that desoldering all the stock wiring and strictly following the diagram would probably fix this problem but that?s last resort for me. The cap wiring is the thing that confuses me the most. One of the leads is grounded to the back of the neck tone pot and the other is wired through the middle lug of the middle tone pot to the third lug on the neck tone pot.
My question is: can this be fixed without changing the cap wiring? Also, am I right in thinking that there?s more than one way to arrange wires and still get the same outcome (like how the stock wiring and the wiring schematic from the seymourduncan website have the same function)?
Any help would be appreciated.