#1
"in phase, series, parellel" what does all this mean? I was reading about the tele baja and it was talking about the s-1 switching. I've actually played it and loved how it works, but I don't understand the physics.

On the topic of circuits, what is the "Greasebucket" circuits of the Highway 1 mean?
#2
Series and Parallel are forms of circuitry, series increasing voltage out the ass and parallel increasing current.

Current X Voltage = Power (Watt). I'm guessing the circuitry would be wired in series-parallel, which would give a high wattage, thus a strong signal? That's just my guess.
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#3
^ yeah, basically. I think.

In real world terms, parallel has less output, i.e. a cleaner/less overdriven tone, and kind of a hollow tone- think the normal in-between position on a tele, or positions 2 or 4 on a strat's 5-way switch.

Series wiring is the way the two coils of a humbucker are wired- increased output, thicker sound, more distortion.

the greasebucket circuit, i think, rolls off the highs without the bass getting boomy and/or flabby. I think.

in phase- i'm not quite 100% sure on that. I could make an educated guess, but I don't want to tell you something which could be incorrect.
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#4
In phase is how guitars normally sound. Out of phase gives a hollow, tinney sound. Gilmore uses the out of phase sound often. I have one of my Strats set up w/ a 1/8th mini switch to go out ot phase on the 2nd & 4th positions. Love it.
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#5
Outstanding, you all are really helpful.

Putting a hotrail in the bridge with a coil tap would probably not be possible and allow the phase switch to work, huh? Or would a tap not be necessary since I'd have a phase switch?