View Full Version : HH Strat Wiring?

03-14-2009, 02:34 PM
Anyone have a good schematic for it? And what knob configuration would you go with? 2? 3? 4?

Any help/tips would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for a fairly simple wiring job, no coil tapping or push/pull pots.


03-14-2009, 05:40 PM

How does this wiring guide look?

It says it calls for a .47 capacitor. Is a .50 close enough? Or does it have to be .47 exactly

03-14-2009, 05:52 PM
Better yet, how about this?

For guitars with humbuckers that have a coil-tap or series-link, this wiring makes the middle position a combination of neck and bridge single-coil outputs in parallel.

or this one
This wiring diagram is suitable for any two-pickup guitar with humbuckers, single-coils or a combination of both.

Both use this wiring kit from Stew Mac:

1 - 1/4" output jack
2 - 500K pots
1 - .001F capacitor
1 - .050F capacitor
1 - 3-way lever switch with screws
3 - Knobs: black, white and black barrel
12" Non-shielded guitar circuit wire, 22AWG, white
24" Non-shielded guitar circuit wire, 22AWG, black
12" Shielded guitar circuit wire, 28AWG inner conductor, black Wiring diagram

Each control pot has an M8 x 0.75 threaded portion that's 3/8" tall. 5/16"-diameter mounting hole required. Coarse-knurled split shaft.

The traditional spring-action 3-way lever switch (http://www.stewmac.com/shopby/product/3191) has gold contacts for reliability. Nickel-plated mounting screws included. 1-3/8" body cavity depth, 1-5/8" mounting screw spacing, and a 1/16" x 1-1/16" slot in the pickguard or control plate are required.

Wiring Kit, 2-pickup with Lever Switch

03-15-2009, 11:20 AM
I have a Tele HH, a FrankenStrat HH that I built, and a converted HH Strat that I converted to HH after having owned it for 22+ years... You really need to either coil tap or (prefered) a Series/Parallel setup to really get the use and variety of tones out of a HH setup. I had mine setup with coil taps on seperate switches and then one day, a forumite convinced me to try a Series/Parallel setup. SP gives you the same effect as a coil tap but with no loss of volume AND NO HUM! There are tons of good wiring diagrams out there and Seymour Duncan seems to be the starting point for wiring diagrams.

03-15-2009, 09:40 PM
Alright thanks. I think for now I'm going to go with the standard wiring job. Much easier, and I don't have a ton of soldering experience. But I would like to switch to have them in series/parallel sometime too