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Stratocaster 7 way switch?

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by Clapton22, May 13, 2010.

  1. Clapton22

    Clapton22 Strat-Talk Member

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    Do they make a 7 way switch for strats so you can every possible pickup configuration?
    I think i remember seeing a strat with one on ebay.
     
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    I'm interested in that too. I know they have the S1 switch..........
     
  3. Clapton22

    Clapton22 Strat-Talk Member

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    I heard that isn't reliable.
     
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    drf64 Strat-Talker

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    I have not seen a 7 way switch. However I modded my strat by replacing a tone pot with a push pull pot. Pulling up turns the neck pickup to always on. I then use the regular pickup selector to get the neck bridge and all pup combos.

    dan
     
  6. LukeM

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    Yes, the best way for the 7 way switching is to replace a tone pot with a push/pull that allows bridge on/neck on.

    My blender wiring harness is also an option, with no need for push/pulls.
     
  7. Clapton22

    Clapton22 Strat-Talk Member

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    I found this on ebay, Link, this would work right? But should they have a 250k and 500k version, which one should I get?
     
  8. LukeM

    LukeM Strat-Talker

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    :rolleyes:

    Don't buy that. It's the cheapest piece of crap available.

    If you're going to upgrade, at least do it with CTS pots and a CRL or Oak switch. Not Alpha pots and a box switch.
     
  9. Clapton22

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    what size pots? 250k, 500k, etc......
     
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    250k for single coils; 500k for humbuckers - that's the general rule of thumb.
     
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    drf64 Strat-Talker

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    depends somewhat on your pups. If they are straitforward single coils, 250 will be fine. If HB or some noisless, 500s will do better.

    dan
     
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    If I do this, I also wanna make it so the middle tone knob will be for both Mid and Neck pups and the bottom tone knob for the bridge pup.
    So my knobs after I mod it would be:
    1st knob(closet to pups) - Master Volume/push pull for '7 way' switching
    2nd knob - Tone for mid and neck pup
    3 knob - Tone for bridge pup.

    How hard will this be? I have some experience with soldering, I'm taking an electronics class now which we solder parts to circuit boards, to make stuff. And how much money you think if will cost?
     
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    I have a switch to turn on my neck pickup anytime I want, i find myself not playing with bridge + neck combo, but i do use all pickups, when I need a very clean tone, it does the job.
     
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    I'd personally put the push/pulls on one of your tone pots.

    But yes, that wouldn't be hard to do. If you would like one from me, please PM me or email me.

    I've given my advice in this thread, and it's your choice whether you take it. I'm not telling you to order from me, but merely pointing you away from buying crap. And believe me, that is the cheapest crap he can find.
     
  15. Clapton22

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    Why the tone pots? And how much would you charge?
     
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    Because the CTS pots have a smoother taper and I prefer them on the volume pots so they're not jumpy. Whereas tone is different, so the push/pull can go on one of those pots.

    Email me at info@macguitars.co.uk detailing what you want and I'll give you a price.

    Thanks.
     
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    alright, will do.
     

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