#1
Hey guys,

So I've had this old strat lying around for a while now and recently I decided to strip it all out, get some new pickups and fix it up. The only problem is not matter how hard I try the only output I can get from it is from the neck pickup! I;ve just used standard strat wiring, I've check and rechecked and checked again all the wiring and I'm 100% sure that I've followed a standard diagram. I've tested parts over and over again. All the pots work and I get a reading for the pickups. The only thing I can think of is that there is something wrong with the 5-way switch, does it matter which way I put it in? (ie. if the spring faces out or in?) I bought the neck and bridge pups off ebay but the mid is a brand new seymour duncan so there shouldn't be any probs there. (Just an offside - with my multimeter set to 20k I get a reading of 3 for my neck pup, 6ish for the mid and 3 for the bridge - should the bridge be higher than that? Could that have anything to do with my probs?) I've used a 0.047cap, is this too high? Should I go for the 0.022? I've checked the grounding and there's definitley power bcos the neck works. Can anyone offer any help or ideas as to why I am having troubles? Or give me some more insight into the 5way switch? Which lugs should be in contact in the different positions? I've tested it with a multimeter (spring on my left and lug 1 being top left, lug 5 being top right) and the only ones that ever seem to be connected are lugs 4 and 5 (because they're the ones joined with wire) and lugs 6 and 8 (when the switch is in position 2,3 & 4) Is that normal?? It's the only thing I can seem to think that is making a difference...

Anyway, I'm hoping that this is somewhat understandable and that someone can help me out, anything at all would be appreciated. Thanks heaps in advance!
#2
seems like everything is right, it might just be the switch is bad, like u suspected. otherwise, WTF!?!?!?!?!
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