#1
Hey all, well shortly in the future I'm going to rewire my Strat (SSS) with all new pots, pickguard, caps + switch etc because my pickguard's a bit too.... badly drilled and very messy.

I want to change my switching options, but keep the appearance of the guitar totally stock. Having tried the Neck On switch and loved the Neck/Bridge in parallel tone, I wanna use that. I preferred that by far to the Bridge + Middle one, so I wanna replace that with the Neck+Bridge.

So what I wanna do, is have this setup on my 5-way switch:

Pos. 5: Neck
Pos. 4: Neck + Middle (Parallel)
Pos. 3: Middle
Pos. 2: Neck + Bridge (Parallel)
Pos. 1: Bridge

Stock basically, apart from position 2 where I wanna change the Bridge/Middle to be Bridge/Neck.

Is this at all possible? I can't seem to understand the switches.... What kind of switch will I need for it?
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Quote by MrCarrot
Hey all, well shortly in the future I'm going to rewire my Strat (SSS) with all new pots, pickguard, caps + switch etc because my pickguard's a bit too.... badly drilled and very messy.

I want to change my switching options, but keep the appearance of the guitar totally stock. Having tried the Neck On switch and loved the Neck/Bridge in parallel tone, I wanna use that. I preferred that by far to the Bridge + Middle one, so I wanna replace that with the Neck+Bridge.

So what I wanna do, is have this setup on my 5-way switch:

Pos. 5: Neck
Pos. 4: Neck + Middle (Parallel)
Pos. 3: Middle
Pos. 2: Neck + Bridge (Parallel)
Pos. 1: Bridge

Stock basically, apart from position 2 where I wanna change the Bridge/Middle to be Bridge/Neck.

Is this at all possible? I can't seem to understand the switches.... What kind of switch will I need for it?
It's possible, but not with the standard Fender style 5-way switch. You could do that with a SuperSwitch. In fact you can do all sorts of things with a SuperSwitch.

Quote by MrCarrot
I can't seem to understand the switches....

I'll keep this part brief:
  • -The standard switch has 2 poles.
  • -Fender usually wires it so one pole selects which pickup(s).
  • -Fender uses the other pole to select which tone control(s).
  • -There are only 3 throws on the switch. We will call them 1, 3, and 5.
  • -The other 2 positions are called "notch" positions (2 & 4)
  • -In position 2 you get whatever is wired in throw 1 AND throw 3
  • -In position 4 you get whatever is wired in throw 3 AND throw 5


If you want to know more about switches and pickup wiring, try Guitarnuts
It's a tutorial site made by a guy named John Atchley. Good stuff.


There's also a forum . They don't do tabs, or hardly anything else other than guitar wiring.
These guys come up with the most incredible wiring ideas.
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