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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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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 
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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 :yesway:
 

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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 
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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 :yesway:
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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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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Sorry I haven't updated, I didn't get a chance to rewire it till today.
I took a differnt approach. I wired the output jack hot to the switch on CA and CB, the hot from the pickups to the pots and then hot coming out the pot back to the switch.
So now only in position 2 both volumes can control the output. Position 1 uses bridge volume and position 3 & 4 uses the neck volume.
It's wasn't important for me to be able to blend the neck and bridge pickup in position 2. All I wanted was to have the neck volume rolled off a bit so I can stay on the dirty channel and just switch between neck and bridge to go from a somewhat clean tone to full out kick you in the nuts.
 

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Well, I'm an idiot. Just realized I have no volume control when coil split is selected. Lol.
I'm pretty sure I know why.
Looks like I get to bust out the soldering iron again.
I'll say this. If nothing else I'm getting pretty dam good at soldering. I just have to get a handle on the putting the wires in the right spot.
 

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Ok, I got it now. It was like you said *******, just wire it like a jazz bass. So now in position 2 I can blend neck and bridge pickups with the two volume knobs.

Here's what it looks like don't the right way

 
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