Fat 50's Wiring?

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  1. UmpaHimself

    UmpaHimself Senior Stratmaster

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    Was watching one of the numerous NAMM videos today. The legend Greg Koch was talking to Mike Lewis with the Custom Shop. He mentioned Fat 50's wiring that sounded very interesting. Can anyone explain this to me in a bit more detail, and where would I find a diagram?
     
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    You have to give us a link to the video, I can't find it....I know Fat 50s is a kind of pickup.....never heard of Fat 50s wiring....
     
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    sjtalon Senior Stratmaster

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    Gibson 50's wiring

    Fezz Parka/Ted Greene

    IDK why he calls it Fat 50's, never heard it called that myself.
     

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    Ted showed me how to do the Gibson 50's wiring on my Tele decades ago. When applied to a Fender, its a cool thang to do.
     
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    What's the end result of the mod?
     
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    You didn't lose high end when turning down the volume on the guitar.
     
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    bsman Senior Stratmaster

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    So it's essentially a treble bleed circuit? My AM Pro strat has that (treble bleed), but to be honest, I don't really perceive an enormous difference as compared to a 2012 Am Std strat I had (and sold) last year.
     
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    No.

    It changes the way the pots load down the pickups.
     
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  9. UmpaHimself

    UmpaHimself Senior Stratmaster

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    Thank you! I don't know why I had such a hard time finding it.

    Right, from what I understand the results are similar to the treble bleed mod but it actually reduces the load as well which is supposed to add a bit of a bloom to your plucks. Sounds really cool. I'm going to give it a try.