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    Default Nashille Tele wiring **PLUS**?

    As I mentioned on my blog thread, I've decided to install a third pickup in my Telecaster, which currently has the standard(ish) 4-way switch mod:
    1 - bridge
    2 - bridge & neck in parallel
    3 - neck
    4 - bridge & neck in series

    There's a common Strat mod that adds a switch, either push/pull or toggle, to allow you to get the bridge & neck in parallel. Have any of you guys seen a wiring diagram that would enable me to flip a toggle switch - I already have a control plate pre-drilled for a mini-toggle - to get the bridge & neck in series (instead of parallel)? If possible, using a standard Strat-type 5-way selector switch.

    With the current 4-way wiring I use position 4 much more often than position 2, and I'd really like to have that series capability.
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    You will have to decide which of the three pickups is going to be RWRP. Have a look at this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    You will have to decide which of the three pickups is going to be RWRP. Have a look at this:
    The middle pickup will be RWRP, just like a Strat.
    BTW, that's not a 4PDT switch, it's DPDT.
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    Yes, it is DPDT -their typo I suppose. This schematic will give the neck and bridge in series, as well as a lot of other options.
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    Here's the "standard" Nashville wiring:


    ...and here's what they call a "Fat Nash", with a bunch of series positions:


    I'm inclined to go with the first one, although it doesn't have the series option. The Fat Nash diagram doesn't have any info on the nature of the switch on the volume pot (presumably a push/pull, which I don't like). Also, it has too many options. I don't want to be trying to fiddle with switching too much while I'm on stage.

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    Those diagrams aren't opening for me, so I can't see the switch.
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    I just tried too - Photobucket's down for maintenance.
    The illustration just shows a disk with 12 numbered terminals.
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    Here's where you can get that switch:

    http://www.guitarelectronics.com/pro...er-Switch.html

    These guys are great - their site has a boatload of wiring diagrams (none with what you're looking for) and will also do a custom schematic based on what you want. I feel the same way about having too many options, and it would seem they could come up with a wiring plan that would give you what you want with no (or minimal) other settings. I have to admit, I've never used their custom schematic service, so I don't know how much they charge.
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    I'm with youse guys on the "too many options" thing! I've been chasing wiring schematics for Teles, Strats and Les Pauls for decades. I've finally settled on the 4-way switch for regular Telecasters, and a variation of Strats that includes a blender pot.

    For most of my LPs I go for the old stock formation, although I have put a Jimmy Page scheme into my No. 1 Lester. But I gotta say, on stage I rarely use much more than its regular features. Occasionally, I'll go for one of its "extra" features, but not that often! When I'm just playing at home I use its stealth options and they are all useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    Here's where you can get that switch:

    http://www.guitarelectronics.com/pro...er-Switch.html

    These guys are great - their site has a boatload of wiring diagrams (none with what you're looking for) and will also do a custom schematic based on what you want...
    True dat. I spent some time on their site and found one or two that were close, but not the one I'm looking for. I just stopped in at my local store to check on that superswitch. They had one (same as the one in your link) but it looks just a little too wide for the Tele control cavity so I passed. their luthier did say that he thought Allparts carried a narrower one, so I'm planning to check their site this weekend.

    If it comes down to it I can always fall back on the standard Strat switch and wiring...

    A custom schematic is definitely an option.
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