#1
So on my fender strat, which has HSS, I decided to do something similar to this:

http://alexplorer.net/guitar/guitars/black2.html

To sum up: He uses push/pull pots to do Series and Parrallel, he also has a phase switch for the middle pick up.

The differences: I have a HSS, also I had an ON/ON/ON switch with the humbucker that then fed into a phase switch. Also I used switches instead of the two push/poll pots. Besides that, I wired it exactly as the page states.

My problem: The two series/parrallel *AND* phase switches turn off the sound completely depending on the what setting the 5 way selector at. What am I doing wrong? I tried removing both phase switches, still the series/parrallel switches turn off the sound completely in some of the settings. I also tried using my two tones as series/parrallel benders, *STILL* they would turn off the sound completely in some locations.

So what am I doing wrong?
Last edited by styphon at May 7, 2008,
#2
No suggestions?

To add: i have 2 texas specials, the bridge is a pearly gates. The guitar goes completely quiet when I turn the phase switch(bridge) whenever it is in position 5 or 4 (bridge or bridge+mid). Also the guitar goes quiet in position 3,4,5 when i turn the parrallel blender all the way up.

Well. This is my best attempt at modifying the previous schematic. I removed the phase switch that i had to the bridge, and left the other switches in.

Last edited by styphon at May 7, 2008,
#3
Looks like I may need to find another mod to do instead of this one. Damn my excessive need for switches.
#5
Alexexplorer has similar diagrams. But the page you just referenced has nothing on doing parrallel or series with switches/push-pull pots.