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Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by Micktobora, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Micktobora

    Micktobora Strat-Talk Member

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    Its very coincidental you should mention that as friend of mine only last night said the same thing!
    Would i need another guard to accommodate the 'push pull switch' on the humbucker? I'd need to get my guitar tech to do the job as its beyond me. Great idea!
     

  2. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    No new guard. The push/pull just replaces one of the current pots.
     
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  3. Micktobora

    Micktobora Strat-Talk Member

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    20171111_141053.jpg ...here is a photo of the p'ups re this thread and the pots, (which im not sure are CTS as only the serial number and '250K' can be seen.)
    Which pot is best suited to replace with the push pull switch /pot?
     

  4. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Depends on your preference. You can replace any of the 3 pots. If you want the push/pull right at your finger tips, replace the volume pot. If you want it down and out of the way, replace one of the tone pots.

    Here is a link for quality push/pull pots. You need the split shaft type. http://www.stewmac.com/Pickups_and_...s/Potentiometers/CTS_Push_pull_Pots_DPDT.html
     
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  5. Micktobora

    Micktobora Strat-Talk Member

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    Many thanks @Ebidis . The volume pot would probably be the most convenient place for it i think.
    Secondly, is the procedure complicated to 'coil tap' the Pearly gates to give single coil option?
     

  6. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Or try a push/push pot - much easier to use. The reason that push/pull pots don't work well on Strats is that Strat knobs are not designed to be pulled up.
     
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  7. ryunker

    ryunker Senior Stratmaster

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    Very easy to do. Did it on mine. Much cheaper than swapping the pickup, and you still keep the humbucker in case you want it.

    This is my HSS coil tapped. I use the bottom tone pot.

    20171111_063624.jpg
    This one has two '59s and a hot rails humbucker. My take on a vintage style strat.

    My other strat is SSS hardtail with texas specials.

    Both different enough to justify to myself...
     
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  8. sjtalon

    sjtalon Senior Stratmaster

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  9. Seymour Duncan

    Seymour Duncan Senior Stratmaster

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  10. sjtalon

    sjtalon Senior Stratmaster

    and there you have it :thumb:
     
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  11. Micktobora

    Micktobora Strat-Talk Member

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    Absolutely! !