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Korean Squier 2 Strat w humbucker rewire

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by powderpigskeeper, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. powderpigskeeper

    powderpigskeeper New Member!

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    62AE407A-C724-4239-AD13-581F55C4B51A.jpeg 05B40F46-CBAE-485F-B3BB-3947B287020B.jpeg I’m in desperate need of help I just tried to rewire my S9 89-90 Korean Strat sqiuer 2 and I don’t have tone adjustment but volume was working. It’s an SSH it’s in SSH and I was swapping out pots w a500k alphas for volume and 2 tones .73 cap on tone 1 and new switch. Switch position 1 also shutting off all pick ups.

    This is the first time soldering and working on the electronics as a guitar someone please help me!!!! It was sounding pretty damn good even though the tonew werent adjusting. Played like 6 hours over 3 days. Next thing I know the volume spikes louder than it should be while I was playing then after about a minute cuts out completely until I turn the volume knob on the guitar all the way Max on but barely coming through on the amp amp and cable or checked on my les Paul.

    I unplug moved a few wires about nothing came loose worked a minute and then volume drops out unless I turn guitar volume knob all the way max then little volume...

    Please help!!!!
     

  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-A-Holic Strat-Talk Supporter

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    What diagram did you use? can you show us?

    You have a LOT of hot wire exposed near the 5-way...way too much...that could be touching something and grounding out....
     
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  3. jalmer79

    jalmer79 Strat-Talk Member

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    I once found a youtube video of a guy completely wiring a 2 HB Les Paul type. I'd look for something like that as I get into trouble trying to follow schematics.
     

  4. powderpigskeeper

    powderpigskeeper New Member!

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    Can you recommend another way to wire the switch?
     

  5. powderpigskeeper

    powderpigskeeper New Member!

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    OK I Double checked all the wiring and solder joints on the pots and compared to my old set up and they matched. after watching some videos on YouTube I decided I had wired this new switch incorrectly.

    So I’ve got my old switch back in there just like I had it before from my old pictures and both of my tones came back everything was going good then after a minute bam volume cuts out again!

    Did I blow my new capacitor by wiring the switch bad in initial rewire!?!?
     

  6. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-A-Holic Strat-Talk Supporter

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    No, you have either cold solder joints I'd say or the 5-way has gone bad...do you have contact cleaner spray?
     

  7. powderpigskeeper

    powderpigskeeper New Member!

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    Well I have the same problem with the new switch too And I replaced the pots. I know this old switch was working.

    I am new to soldering so I’m not really exactly sure what cold solder joints are or the spray you suggest will do? but I do want to let you know that I was playing this sucker for about six hours with no problems Except for the tones not working because I hadn’t wired the new switch properly. Then all of a sudden Bam after minute volume cut out I swapped out the new switch for my old switch I’ve got both tones back but after a minute Bam for him cut out again .

    What do you recommend I try because I’m pretty sure this thing is wired up exactly like the old setup now?!?
     
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  8. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-A-Holic Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You should probably take it to an experienced tech if you have issues with soldering and can't identify cold joints etc