#1
So, I'm considering building a Telecaster (or rather, I have been for a while), and the knowledge that some people have used a 4-way switch on a Tele to put the pickups in series has caught my interest.

However, I'm considering taking one step further.

Basically, my concept was to have something like this:

1: Both pickups in series
2: Neck pickup
3: Both pickups in parallel
4: Bridge pickup
5: Circuitry bypass on the bridge pickup, similar to the Esquire.


Basically, would such a thing be possible?
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Guitars:
-Epiphone Dot Studio
Amps:
-Fender Stage 112 SE
Effects:
-BBE Soul Vibe
-Boss OD-1 Overdrive
-Ibanez DE-7 Delay
#2
You could just do a 4 way, and a push/pull pot to activate the 5th setting you want. I can do up a little diagram for you in a few minutes.

EDIT: I've attatched the diagram. I'm not 100% sure if it will work right. Someone will probably come in here, see it and give it the thumbs up or down.
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Last edited by Will_Minus at Feb 23, 2008,
#3
Bump?
Do YOU know who Les Paul is?

Guitars:
-Epiphone Dot Studio
Amps:
-Fender Stage 112 SE
Effects:
-BBE Soul Vibe
-Boss OD-1 Overdrive
-Ibanez DE-7 Delay
#4
Funny enough, I recently changed to that exact setup on my Tele and it works great. The one I used (with a standard 5-way Strat switch) has the bridge pickup in the middle position and I actually prefer it that way. I used the third wiring diagram down on this page, though you may as well get a superswitch and do the top one.

Also, I've found I can fine-tune my neck pickup by changing the cap value - I'm thinking of fitting a variable capacitor to make this even easier...