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    Heres a doozy. Stratocaster pickup wiring

    I'm having a hard time finding a diagram for the set up I'm trying to do.
    I'm Wiring a Dimarzio Chopper for the neck and Crunch lab for the bridge to a 4 way switch with 2 volume and no tone.
    Here's what I'm trying to get.
    Position 1: bridge humbucker
    2: bridge and neck humbucker
    3: neck humbucker
    4: neck coil split

    I've been trying to find a diagram for this but I haven't had much luck. Dose anyone have an idea how to do this?

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    Nevermind, I figured it out

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    Ok, so maybe I didnt have it figured out after all. The pickup selector works in the order I wanted it to, but the volumes don't control each pickup individually, each volume controls both pickups whether that pickup is selected or not.
    It's actually kind of cool in its own way because of the ammount of control you get over the output, but I wanted the bridge and neck pickup to have its own volume.
    So I think my problem is I wired the center post of each pot together, then to the output jack. I'm just not sure how to make it work the way I want it to. The solution might be obvious but I'm not seeing it.

    Im not sure if this helps. The switch is a telecaster custom 4 way switch.


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    Uhh I am here but I am not quite sure I understand. Here is my best attempt

    YOu have this switch

    Code:
    CA 1A 2A 3A 4A 
    ---------------------
    1B 2B 3B 4B CB
    Going with the positions you want here is what you want to wire up
    first wire your volumes like a Jazz Bass and just delete the tone

    then CA goes to The neck volume
    1A is empty
    2A is Neck hot
    3A is Neck hot
    3B is Neck tap wires

    CB goes to the bridge
    1B is bridge hot
    2B is bridge hot
    3B is empty
    4B is empty

    Let me know if that works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron View Post
    Uhh I am here but I am not quite sure I understand. Here is my best attempt

    YOu have this switch

    Code:
    CA 1A 2A 3A 4A 
    ---------------------
    1B 2B 3B 4B CB
    Going with the positions you want here is what you want to wire up
    first wire your volumes like a Jazz Bass and just delete the tone

    then CA goes to The neck volume
    1A is empty
    2A is Neck hot
    3A is Neck hot
    3B is Neck tap wires

    CB goes to the bridge
    1B is bridge hot
    2B is bridge hot
    3B is empty
    4B is empty

    Let me know if that works
    So I already had the switch wired how you listed, and the switch works in the right order. My only problem is both the volume knobs has control over both pickups. For example, no matter what pickup is selected you can use either volume knob to control the volume.
    I looked at a jazz wiring diagram and as far as I can tell I had the output Jack and lead wires going to the wrong posts on the volume pots. Right now the output jack is wired to the center post but should be on the outside, opposite of the ground.
    I'll give that a try to see if it fixes my problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmardigan View Post
    So I already had the switch wired how you listed, and the switch works in the right order. My only problem is both the volume knobs has control over both pickups. For example, no matter what pickup is selected you can use either volume knob to control the volume.
    I looked at a jazz wiring diagram and as far as I can tell I had the output Jack and lead wires going to the wrong posts on the volume pots. Right now the output jack is wired to the center post but should be on the outside, opposite of the ground.
    I'll give that a try to see if it fixes my problem.
    It also looks like you have the common (CA and CB) connected. For this to work, they should not be connected.

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