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FDP Forum / The 'Pup' Tent / HSS strat - autosplit H in pos4 AND series/parallel option?



Feb 15th, 2015 10:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey FDP hivemind, I'm itching for some new tones but I'm not sure how to get them.

The guitar in question is a Mexi Strat with a 4-conductor SD JB Jr bucker in the bridge. Is it possible to have the bucker autosplit so pos 4 is middle + half bridge in parallel, but ALSO have the option of switching the bridge from "coils in series" to "coils in parallel" when in pos 5 with a push-pull pot?

Cheers for any replies!

super mario
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Feb 20th, 2015 01:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

shg - did something similar with my HSS strat. Using a StewMac Superswitch. The pickups used were Texas Special single coils (neck and middle) and a SD Pearly Gates humbucker. As there are phase issues with the SD and Fender P'ups, you have to install the neck in the middle position and middle in the neck. All that to say this - with the SuperSwitch I get the following (all humcancelling): Pos1 (bridge): SD Pearly Gates in series; Pos2 (mid/bridge): front coil Pearly Gates in parallel w/TS Middle Pos (neck p'up); Pos 3 (middle): front coil Pearly Gates in series w/TS Middle Pos (neck p'up); Pos 4 (mid/neck): both TS in parallel (std Fender config); Pos 5 (neck): TS Neck Pos (middle p'up) in parallel w/rear coil of Pearly Gates (think Tele Middle position). Tone Pots are wired as follows: Rear pot to Pearly Gates, front pot to other two pickups......At the end of the day, by rolling the tone pots off when in the #3 or #5 positions, I get close to a single coil tone. Long answer to say that the SuperSwith may be what you are looking for.



Feb 23rd, 2015 09:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cheers super mario. Yes the superswitch looks like the way to go.

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