Published at Monday, March 25th, 2019 - 11:07:01 AM. wiring. By Laverne Gerard.
How do you do this? How do you do this? Glad you asked: We covered this before in “Preparing Your Tele for Future Mods.” If you have a Strat pickup, a P-90, or some similar single-coil in the neck position, you can skip this step. For all other pickups sporting a metal cover that’s connected to the pickup’s ground, you’ll need to break this connection before you proceed. It Shows the wiring, which looks familiar but is a little bit more complex than standard Telecaster’s wiring. The important detail here is to connect the hot wire from the neck pickup to the volume pot’s input lug, rather than directly to the switch, which is the usual approach. There are other ways to accomplish the mod, but this is my favorite method because it’s simple to wire and you can easily reverse the mod or upgrade to a 4-way switching system at a later date. And the beauty of this is we still have the familiar operation of a standard Telecaster 3-way selector. The only change is the new sound for the middle position; the other two settings are not affected. Also, you can incorporate other mods into this wiring, such as the ’50s wiring that I’ve covered before.
But you can also choose a more radical configuration. For instance, how about a very small 6800 pF silver mica cap for the bridge pickup—thus converting the bridge tone pot into a “warmth control” that will yield a super-sharp, contoured solo sound—in combination with a 0.033 µF paper-in-oil cap for the neck pickup. The latter would let you dial in deep, classic jazz tones or a warm rhythm sound. You can have a lot of fun experimenting to find a combination that works best for you. Another benefit of this wiring is its “preset” function. You can dial in two completely different tones, as in the example above, and engage either with only a flip of the 3-way pickup selector switch.
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