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  1. Clorenzo

    Stratocaster - Double Humbucker series/parallel wiring options

    Here it is, with two tone pots: And with one:
  2. Clorenzo

    Stratocaster - Double Humbucker series/parallel wiring options

    I'm catching a plane to Spain (:banana :beer :banana) in a couple of hours, I'll prepare the new diagram tomorrow.
  3. Clorenzo

    Stratocaster - Double Humbucker series/parallel wiring options

    When you have two coils in series the connections go: Ground -> coil 1 -> coil 2 -> output That second arrow between the two coils is what I've been calling "the series link". Now, if you connect a tone control at the output, it will affect both coils (just like a tone control at the output of...
  4. Clorenzo

    Stratocaster - Double Humbucker series/parallel wiring options

    As usual Walter's right, but in that case I would suggest to swap the 2 and 4 positions so that 2 is inner and 4 is outer, I think it makes more sense because with the tones on 0, you get: 1 - Bridge 2 - Full inner bridge coil + bass from neck inner coil 3 - Bridge + Neck 4 - Full outer...
  5. Clorenzo

    Stratocaster - Double Humbucker series/parallel wiring options

    My pleasure TM, glad to be of help. No problem if you want to send it to Porter but I'd appreciate it if you wired it up first and made sure that it all works as it should. As I said, if something doesn't, please let me know and I'll look into it.
  6. Clorenzo

    HSS pickup wiring...

    It does: the bridge pu red+white (that would be black+white in a DiMarzio) goes to ground in position 2.
  7. Clorenzo

    Stratocaster - Double Humbucker series/parallel wiring options

    Sorry, I didn't make myself clear. By "just one tone control" I meant one for each position connected at the series link which would only affect the first coil ("first" as in ground -> coil 1 -> coil 2 -> output), instead of one for each coil, but of course you can have a different one for each...
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    Stratocaster - Double Humbucker series/parallel wiring options

    ^ Actually both tone controls are disconnected in positions 2 and 4 to make them brighter and clearer, in the hope that this will make them more single-coil-ish and distinct from the 1, 3 and 5 positions. IME the normal inner in series PRS sound is quite humbucker-ish in terms of output and...
  9. Clorenzo

    Thanks to Dimarzio

    ^ Me too. The man knows pickups and his advice was always dead on.
  10. Clorenzo

    Stratocaster - Double Humbucker series/parallel wiring options

    This should do it: I've assumed you want both tones active in position 3. If this makes it too dark and you want to remove one of them, just disconnect the corresponding cap from the middle lug in the Superswitch. (Edit: bare wires and wire from bridge also to the back of the vol. pot, of...
  11. Clorenzo

    Depth at 1st fret for Fender Am St Strats/ Teles

    Hope these help: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/1207204 https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/1307838
  12. Clorenzo

    Stratocaster - Double Humbucker series/parallel wiring options

    Cool. One last question: to get hum cancellation in 2 and 4, you need to either a) turn one of the pickups around (bridge with screws coil towards the neck or neck with screws coil towards the bridge) or b) flip one of the magnets and install them normally. Which option do you prefer? If it's...
  13. Clorenzo

    Stratocaster - Double Humbucker series/parallel wiring options

    I can draw you a diagram but I would need to know which wires correspond to each coil (screws / slugs), I googled it and found this but it doesn't provide all the information: http://www.porterpickups.com/community/guitar-wiring-diagrams.php Maybe you could drop them an e-mail and ask?
  14. Clorenzo

    Stratocaster - Double Humbucker series/parallel wiring options

    Yes, there will be a significant drop in volume, whether it's inner / outer in parallel, each pickup in parallel or series / out of phase. If you want all positions more or less balanced in volume, you may want to consider having outer and inner in series / in phase. With the Superswitch you...
  15. Clorenzo

    Stratocaster - Double Humbucker series/parallel wiring options

    It depends on the pickups (PAF type, high output, one of each?) and it depends what you mean by "Stratty": just "single-coil-ish" or also "quacky"? A medium output neck pu wired in parallel is the former, inner coils in parallel is the latter. A PAF-type neck pu in parallel can have a nice...
  16. Clorenzo

    wiring strat help plsss

    2 and 4 out of phase = middle pickup out of phase. Just reverse the hot and ground for the middle pickup. Sorry, no tricks: pickup manufacturers are all over the map with phase, especially when it comes to single coils. Gibson HB's do have a more or less standard phase that most aftermarket...
  17. Clorenzo

    Bridge pickup to pair Benedetto in a Tele

    There are different versions of the 3-way Tele switch and I'm pretty sure you have the one that works like this (which is actually the most common one): because if you do and wire it as per the Stewmac diagram, no sound in the middle is exactly what you will get. Yours could also have the...
  18. Clorenzo

    Need help on 1963 Strat I found

    That sounds like a pretty nice 50th birthday self-present, whether it's from the year you were born or part of it is or whatever. Personally I wouldn't worry too much about resale value (I wouldn't consider selling the best guitar I've played + a present from someone as special as me :D) so...
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    Bridge pickup to pair Benedetto in a Tele

    The height adjustment will be a matter of compromise. Take the wiring you intend to use the most, adjust the height for it and see how the other one sounds. If for example the right height for series makes the parallel option sound too weak, raise it a little and see if it still sounds good for...
  20. Clorenzo

    Bridge pickup to pair Benedetto in a Tele

    For the Benedetto use this diagram (they are made by SD and use the same colour code): http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=1h_1v_sp That's for a single pu with one vol. pot, so in your case the black wire going from the p/p to the vol. pot input...
  21. Clorenzo

    Varitone style circuit out of a miniswitch?

    The cap has negligible effect on 10, so This Or this, although if the neck pu needs the tone on 2-3, I think the best option (short of changing the bridge pu or both) would be to remove the tone pot entirely in the bridge position, so you can pre-set it for the neck pu and you don't have to...
  22. Clorenzo

    Varitone style circuit out of a miniswitch?

    You could even use one of these and have the cap change simultaneously with the pickup selection, but I'm not sure switching caps is the answer, it may be more effective if you switch some resistors to simulate the tone pot being more or less rolled off without having to touch it. There are...
  23. Clorenzo

    Tone's not in the fingers, it's in the wrist.

    Nope. It's clearly in the face:
  24. Clorenzo

    Never thought I would buy an Ibanez but...

    ^ I'm speculating here, but it could be to get a more "necky" tone despite the 24 frets? Pushing both coils of the humbucker as far up towards the neck as possible, so to speak. Apparently it's called DiMarzio Satch Track, I guess it's some variation of the Pro Track. Many people dislike...




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