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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / HSH Super-Strat Wiring Advice



Stevie Ray Wonder
Sep 2nd, 2019 07:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hey folks, seeking your advice / opinion. I have a beautiful HSH Warmoth Partscaster that I'm working on but am not sure the best pot/capacitor values to go with. I have a Seymour Duncan Jazz (SH-2N) in the Neck and a Duncan JB Trembucker (TB-4) JB in the bridge. Currenly I also have a standard strat (GFS) single coil pickup in the middle though I'm open to something else (Duncan Duckbucker?) there. My question concerns the pot and capacitor values as well as the wiring configuration. I can't seem to get a definitive answer on whether these specific pickups want to see 500k or 250k pots and similarly, which capacitor value(s) are ideal...I have 1 Vol, 2 Tones currently. Lastly I want the ability to coil split the humbuckers, and also get a Neck+bridge combination in both humbucker and split modes. It seems that the Megaswitch E+ and a single push/pull can achieve this

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Sep 2nd, 2019 09:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

I would use a 500K, but I'm weird like that.

Try emailing DiMarzio for a schematic, they're very helpful.



Sep 3rd, 2019 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

This doesn't answer your questions, but.......

I've never really warmed up to HSH guitars, until a few months ago when I put together my own Partscaster.
The problem is that the HBs always seemed to be way louder than the SCs.
I may have gotten lucky with the pickups that I used. They are somewhat close in their rated outputs, and seem to balance fairly well.
B = Dimarzio 36th Anniversary PAF
M = Dimarzio Area 61
N = Dimarzio Air Classic
All pots V-T-T are 500K
Tones are on the neck and bridge
Standard 5 way switch, but wired a little different, only involves switching two wires relative to "normal" Strat wiring. Positions are:
N, N+B, B, B+M, M

I've tried the Strat mod to give all 7 combinations before. I find that this gives me enough combinations to mess with, and the ones that I like and use the most.

If I only had one guitar I might want a lot of push-pull pots and switches and combinations.
However, I'd rather spend my time playing as opposed to fiddling with switches. YMMV.

This is the only HB guitar that I have, and that was the main intent.
If I want a SC guitar, I have one of those for that.

Wiring diagrams: If you prowl the Dimarzio web site, they have a ton of wiring diagrams and a fairly good search tool.

Like I said, I probably didn't answer your question.

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