Telecaster single coil humbucker 3 way switch wiring

Remember Me? Home What's New? Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of Thread: Tele - single coil bridge - humbucker neck wiring. Tele - single coil bridge - humbucker neck wiring A forum member asked me for some wiring options for a Tele build with a single coil bridge pickup and a 4-wire humbucker in the neck.

The split-able humbucker adds quite a few wiring options, so I thought I'd draw up a few diagrams and post them for anyone who is interested.

First, a note.

Can I Split a Humbucker With a Three-Way Switch?

When combining the pickups you may have issues of phase and, if you're linking a single coil to a split humbucker, potentially hum-cancelling problems - or lack thereof.

Essentially, you need to work out if the two pickups are in phase and, when split, which coil will give you a hum-cancelling pair. If you're lucky, you can just look up your pickups and see how they need to be wired. For consistency, I've use Seymour Duncan colours for the humbucker wiring in the following wiring diagrams. Depending on how you wire your coil splits, one coil or the other will be active when split.

If the active coil is the one you need for hum-cancelling, great. If it's not then you either have to change your split wiring, or change your coil ordering so you get the coil you want. Same goes for phase issues. Note that reversing the phase automatically changes your coil order, so if your have the correct coil but it's out of phase then you'll need to reverse the phase and swap the coil order.

If you check the diagram above, the first and last example have the same coil order but with the phase reversed. I'll make a note with each of my diagrams which coil is active for any splits. The key is to work out the colour pairs for your pickups and then translate them to the colours I've used. If the diagram has both parallel and series I'll normally state which is which in square brackets.

Also, ' hum ' indicates the neck pickup is in humbucker mode, while ' split ' indicates only a single coil is active. The 4-way lever switch allows you to combine the pickups in either parallel or series, and a mini-toggle will allow you to set the neck humbucker as either series, single coil, or parallel.

Adding a mini-toggle to the standard 3-way wiring has the same effect, albeit without the series between pickups option. So, you can't use a standard CRL style 5-way where positions 2 and 4 bridge two lugs. Instead, you need to use larger separate lug switches like the Grigsby 5-way 2 pole and 5-way 4 pole. The 5-way 4-pole is a much larger switch with the addition of a second wafer.

telecaster single coil humbucker 3 way switch wiring

It will squeeze into the opening of a PBG TL cavity, but the cavity will need to be deepened and, in my experience, a bit taken out of the side wall like an undercut to ensure clearance when the switch is in position.

With so many lugs it's difficult to show how to wire the switch with an actual image, you can't see all the lugs from any one angle.Phostenix Wiring Diagrams. Search this site. Phostenix' Guitar Wiring Diagram Library. The Splender. Strat-X2 Plus. Esquire Teles. HH Guitars.

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Other Guitar Wiring Sites. Standard Tele Wiring. Back to Top. Standard Tele Wiring with an "Import" Switch. Here's a simple mod for the standard 3-way Tele setup that changes the middle position from being the pickups in parallel in-phase to being the pickups in what is commonly call Half Out-of-Phase or HOoP. The pickups are out-of-phase with each other in parallelbut the Neck pickup has a cap in series with it to reduce some of its lows.

That reduces the amount of cancellation of low frequencies from the Bridge pickup and has a sound like a Strat "in-between" tone. Optionally, you can add a resistor in series with one or both pickups when they are half out-of-phase to give the sound a little more of that Strat quack. If you don't use the optional resistor, it would be replaced in the drawing by a wire.

Standard Tele Wiring with Bridge Humbucker. Bridge Humbucker. Standard Tele Wiring with Neck Humbucker. Autosplit of the humbucker in Position 2. Autosplit of the humbucker in Position 2 - Outside Coil. Autosplit of the humbucker in Position 2 - Inside Coil. Most humbuckers, when wired as they typically are, will give you in inside coil when you tie the splits to ground and the outside coil when you tie the splits to the output.A reader asked about turning off one coil of the bridge humbucker in his Telecaster via the three-way switch.

What he proposed is:. We actually run one coil into the next coil, and it might be better to look at a humbucker as a Single Figure 8 Coil instead of two separate Single Coils.

So, in order to split the pickup, we need a path to Ground. There is no Ground connection available and adding one will short out the entire guitar. Without a Ground, we cannot split the pickup. Yes, the pickup has four wires, and we can wire it so that both coils are on, but this is not how the pickup is designed to operate.

For that matter, it is probably not really designed to be split either. With this design, you can split the humbucker in the middle and bridge positions giving you more tone options than asked for, and you have the full quality tone from the humbucker when it is not split. The diagram below shows how you can do this and assumes the wiring code for your humbucker is the same as the one that I provided; if not you will have to adjust accordingly. Your email address will not be published.

Skip to content If I have a humbucker in the bridge position of my Telecaster, can one of the coils be turned off with the three-way switch? What he proposed is: 1. Neck pickup 2. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.Dirk Wacker lives in Germany and has been a guitar addict since age 5. When not working at his guitar workbench, he plays country, rockabilly, surf, and flamenco. Contact him at info singlecoil. Guitars Bass Amps Pedals Players.

I hope you all had a great holidays and that Santa brought you some nice new gear toys … maybe a Telecaster? If so, heat up your soldering iron, because this month, we will take a closer look into the Telecaster circuit and the possibilities to expand its tonal palette. To start, I would like to ask you a question: how many things can you name that are still built today exactly the same way as 60 years before? The Telecaster is one of them! Without any doubt, Leo Fender was one of the great masterminds in musical history.

Almost 60 years ago, he constructed an electrical guitar that remains a landmark today. The Telecaster is a guitar with very complex primary-tone physics, but on the other hand, is electronically very simple.

If your Telecaster has a good primary tone, it will benefit from the following mods and you can maximize your tonal possibilities. To make your guitar road-worthy, I highly recommend completely replacing all external components with a "made in the Far East" quality.

This can also cure a dull sounding guitar and the virtual "blanket over my amp" syndrome. A fresh and matched set of high quality CTS pots, a good CRL 3-way switch, a new Switchcraft or Neutrik output jack, all connected with good cable and solder plus a top-notch tone cap can do magic to your tone.

Having said that, let''s look at the standard Telecaster wiring that is used in almost all Telecaster guitars today. We will talk about this subject later. Changing Pot and Cap Values As a guideline you can say the higher the resistance, the warmer the tone. This is valid for both the pots and the tone cap. For a very bright sounding guitar, I recommend k pots to get rid of the penetrating highs; vice versa, you can use k or even 1Meg pots on guitars with not so sparkling high-end sizzle to bring out more of the top-end.

Of course, this all is personal choice, and is dependent on the pickups you use. The standard value of the tone cap is 0. This will guarantee that your tone will always be defined and full of life and color, even when you completely close the tone control.

telecaster single coil humbucker 3 way switch wiring

Personally I use selected pF Orange Drop caps and k pots for a classic, vintage Telecaster tone. Pickup Swapping I bet the number of good replacement pickups available for Teles has never been bigger than today.

An often discussed subject is the Telecaster neck pickup, as it seems to divide players into two different parties: you either love it or hate it.

If you are willing to reroute the pickup cavity or better yet, let an experienced luthier do ithere are some suggestions that sound incredibly good on a Telecaster: a Stratocaster neck pickup a P soapbar pickup especially on a Thinline Telecaster a Gibson or Gibson-style Mini Humbucker Coil Splitting If your guitar is equipped with a 4-conductor cable humbucker, you can perform all kinds of coil splitting to enlarge the number of possible sounds … singlecoil mode, parallel mode, in phase, out of phase, etc.

A prime example of a good sounding bridge pickup humbucker for Telecasters is the DiMarzio "The Chopper" pickup. A pickup like this can give you the best of both worlds: a hot and punchy humbucker tone and a classic, twangy singlecoil sound in the split mode. One problem with this is that all the pickup manufacturers use different color codes, so there is no general guideline how to wire all the coil splitting options, as it depends on the pickup you have installed.

Electronically there is nothing special about this wiring, it simply connects the tone pot to the output of the volume pot middle luginstead of with the input. This changes the way the volume pot reacts, and the overall tone gets stronger and more transparent - more "in the face," you could say.

There is much less of the typical treble loss that occurs when rolling back the volume and the tone control reacts smoother and more linear without the typical hot spots. You can also consider using an additional switch to have both wiring variants available: the classic Fender wiring, as well as the 50s Gibson vintage wiring.Can't find the exact guitar wiring diagram you need in our online archive?

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