Step Three - The Capacitor Before connecting the jack - lets add the capacitor. The treble bleed capacitor is the only optional thing that actually makes a difference. He has a bunch of great diagrams. Old bridge position pickups in parallel. Solder the capacitor from Tab 2 of the tone control to the back of the tone control, being mindful of polarity. High frequencies reach the output jack almost unchecked, giving your Tele its signature sparkling quality. Leo Fender clung tightly to this wiring design, with total disregard to growing customer demand for an alternative — which led to a lot of people modifying their own instruments to meet their needs.
It gives you one more option which is both pickups in series, rather than parallel. John C, thanks for clarifying 'current model' versus 'discontinued model' on your above post. . . I like this one because you get all the traditional sounds, plus two great higher-output settings. Treble bleed: on a normal passive guitar circuit, as you turn the volume from 10 to 9, the sound gets darker. Not that any of this matters, you have what you have, just pointing out the differences.
I don't really care wheather it's Neck Middle Mid+Bridge in series, Mid+Bridge Parallel Bridge. It will save you plenty in the long run. Should that be the green wire instead? Hold your soldering iron onto the pot casing to warm the area and flow solder in to complete the joint. Follow the below 3 way switch wiring schematic and solder the end of the wire to the furthest switch terminal lug 1 on the diagram , then lug 2, then 7 and finally 8. Choosing the Right Telecaster Three-Way Switch The three-way switch that you will use is something that you should put a bit of consideration into as well.
Telecaster 4-Way Reverse Wiring Diagram. But in the other two, you get the beefier, full-output bridge pickup alone, and the full-output bridge pickup mixed with the neck pickup. Then that bottom terminal on the right has a wire to the volume pot. Attach a new wire to that, and connect it to ground. I actually have had perfectly good success with the so-called fezz parka mod or 50s wiring mod. Solder a wire from Tab 2 of the Volume control to the tip of the output jack.
This cap is not shown in the circuit drawing and is no longer used today. Additionally, resistors attenuate higher frequencies more than low ones, which explains the prominent lows and midrange of series-wired pickups. I will draw it out then photograph it. Telecaster 3-Way Reverse Wiring Diagram. The only special part you need is a 4-way switch. The Phostenix diagram looks good. The switch though wired differently works the same.
Standard Telecaster Wiring Diagram deluxe jaguar bass wiring diagram concentric jazzmaster gibson les paul mustang telecaster deluxe please note on wiring jaguar and jazzmaster guitars especially if rewiring 2 full size cts. The treble bleed lets highs back into the signal and as you roll back the volume the sound stays bright and doesn't get muffled. . In series mode, however, the ground wire of one pickup is connected to the hot wire of the other. After 17 years of existence, the neck pickup preset vanished and a new wiring that provided a more traditional dual-pickup switching was adopted. The last link is straight from the Fender service diagrams.
If I understand your question, you're wondering which end the terminal is on for each pole. Exact switch position isn't as important to me as results were, and it was looking as though my little change was a lot more complicated than I had ever thought it would be. . Please keep in mind, though, that you must convert your neck pickup to three-conductor wiring as mentioned above, assuming it has a metal cover connected to common ground. Either you live with this and make it work for you, or you use some kind of treble mod. Yes, it would appear that both the green and black wires from both pickups should be soldered to the back of the volume pot. If I understand your question, you're wondering which end the terminal is on for each pole.
Naturally, this arrangement works with any two-pickup guitar, not just Telecasters. As previously mentioned, there have been many small changes to the circuit design, such as capacitor and potentiometer values, etc. A stock three-way Tele switch has two stages, each with four soldering lugs. The switch though wired differently works the same. Tinning the components before makes for an easier and more reliable solder connection - both electronically and mechanically. I think Stewmac switches is that way? That's the Telecaster harness completed.
This is much easier to see and understand in the diagram. Fender standard telecaster wiring diagram img source : svlc. How would I do this? The Telecaster was the first commercially produced guitar in the world. Hitting this goal is as easy as wiring the two pickups in series rather than in parallel. Solder a wire from Tab 3 of Stage 1 to Tab 1 of the Volume pot. .
If you can't find the wiring specifically for a 4 way switch, I recommend heading on over to Seymour Duncan's website, or use a google image search. Old neck position pickups i series with the cap between them. Then bend the terminal back onto the pot casing. See the below photos for reference. Being a non-electrician, it seems like it would just be a simple; Put this wire on this pole and this wire on that, But there is evidently more to it than I had guessed when I 1st thought it up, as I am having a lot of trouble finding a solution. Step Two - Grounding We'll start off by grounding - the third terminal of the volume pot needs to be grounded - to do this, fill the eyelet with solder and let it cool. If you're on a quest for tone, we can help.