Strat wiring with bridge pickup straight to output

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  1. Florent

    Florent New Member!

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    Hi guys,

    My strat is wired with a blender pot for neck/bridge pickup, depending on the pickup switch position. I can only recommend you try it, this allows for some interesting additional sounds without modifying the aesthetics of the strat.

    From experimenting with esquire builds, I realised I love a bridge pickup wired straight to output or only to the volume pot (tone bypassed).

    Now, would anyone be kind enough to show me how I can adapt the wiring below, courtesy of singlecoil.com, first to get the bridge pickup wired straight to the output jack and second to have the bridge wired to the volume pot only? So I can try both and see which I favour.

    Thanks a lot ☺️

    Florent



     
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    1) N (Tone + Volume)
    2) N+M (Tone + Volume)
    3) M (Tone + Volume)
    4) M+B (Tone + Volume)
    5) B (But direct to Output / Volume no Tone)


    depends on what type of 5 way switch you are using
    and I think if not using a 2P5T you have to do some EDITING or Trick work

    Note with the Blend plot like this you will always have B and N in play
    1) N+(B Depending on the Resistance on the Blend Pot)
    2) N+M+(B Depending on the Resistance on the Blend Pot)
    3) M
    4) M+B+(N Depending on the Resistance on the Blend Pot)
    5) B+(N Depending on the Resistance on the Blend Pot)
     
  3. Florent

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    Absolutely, this is how my strat is currently wired. I wonder whether anyone would know how to edit this wiring so that when in bridge position the pickup goes straight to output, or at least bypasses the tone.
     
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    You are only using one side of the 5-way switch wafer in your diagram.

    Disconnect tone from volume and connect tone to lower lug on unused side of switch.
    Connect jumpers across the switch from where neck and middle pups connect to the corresponding positions on the other side of the switch.

    Now tone will only be in circuit when bridge and neck are selected.

    In bridge position tone will still be in circuit if you have any neck blended in.

    I think...
     
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    WallyB Strat-Talk Member

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    Why not use a no load pot, for your tone knob. Then you can disconnect it from the circuit, whenever you want?
     
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    No load would work but sometimes you might want the tone set at a value and switch to bridge with no tone and back to eg middle without having to adjust the tone.

    I have a push-push switch on Tone1 to disconnect from tone circuit on my strat.
     
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  7. Florent

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    I'll give it a try, thanks!
     
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    Thank you for the suggestion. An avenue definitely worth exploring but if I can use what I already have, it's a plus.
     
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    WallyB Strat-Talk Member

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    You can make your current tone pot a no load pot. Its easy to do
     
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    I'll look into it then. Cheers