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  1. That makes sense. I have noticed with my pedalboard that it just reduces noise to keep them as separate as possible all the way around, but that might be in part by the fact that I have pretty cheap patch cables. I am glad to hear that if I use shielded wire I should have no problems whatsoever, I think that is what I will end up doing.
  2. Nice! It looks like everything turned out pretty nice for you. That made me think of one quick question: when running the wires to the pots, switch, etc, do I need to try to keep the wires separated at all? I am planning on having my switch above the neck Les Paul style, but still having the tone knobs where you would expect them to be. This means there will be about 4 wires running all the way up and down the guitar body together, will this be a problem? I know with a pedalboard I do my best to avoid two cables running side by side, so I wasn't sure if this will be a problem. If it is a problem, would it be any different between shielded wire and not?
  3. Cool, I think I have what I need now! I will update y'all when I get the wiring done or I run into a problem. Probably will be in a couple of weeks either way as I have some stuff I need to get done first. Thanks for the help!
  4. My goal for the switching positions is (from counter clockwise to clockwise from the top) Neck Neck/Middle Middle Middle/Bridge Bridge Bridge/Neck Is what I have on my wiring diagram different than that? I went ahead and ordered the 6 way switch, so I will look at the pins a little closer to verify exactly what each is when that gets here. As far as the coil-tapping, that makes sense. I think I am going to leave it be anyway, as I am not sure if I have the clearance for a push-pull pot in the body.
  5. That makes a lot of sense as far as the tone pots go, thanks for the thorough explanation of it. For the rotary switch, the minimum I would need would be a 2p5t, correct? From what I can find I need the second pole in order to have 2 pickups at once. I thought about adding a 6th position, which would be neck/bridge instead of all 3 pickups so I could stay with a 2 pole switch. If it is cheaper to do it that way I think I just might. As far as coil-splitting, that is something I have pondered as well, as I should be able to modify the pickup if I wanted to in order to do so. If I were I would use a push-pull tone pot for it, and let that be that. Why do you say you don't recommend that? At this point I am undecided if I want to go that route, so any information about it would be welcome. Here is my modified wiring diagram, does it look better?
  6. So would that mean having the hot from each pickup on the middle, and the hot lead from the pot to the switch on the leftmost lug? Having both in the middle doesn't seem to make much sense to me, but I could be wrong. As far as the switch goes, I have not been able to find one that would be able to take a knob that is of that style, but perhaps with some more searching one will turn up. If not, it will be down to drilling out the cavity extremely carefully and hoping I don't go too far.
  7. That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the info on where to start! After spending most of today researching everything I could about it, with your statement in mind, I think I have planned out what I need to do, but I am still a little uncertain. I drew out the wiring diagram I came up with in ms paint (high tech I know) and have the picture here. Does this look correct? Also, about the potential phasing issues.. It looks like I might have some issues with the pickups I bought, but from what I found I can modify the pickups slightly to fix any problems that I might have, so I m not too worried about that at the moment. (I will cross that bridge when i get there) The last question I have is about the rotary switch. I figured out how to wire the thing, (finally) but it seems there is only one option that matches what I am doing. This option looks great except that it is designed to be mounted on the pickguard, and my plan is to mount it on the body. There are other switches out there that are much bulkier and more complex which I could wire to work but they all seem to be for pickguard mount only as well. Does anyone here know where I could get one that has a longer shaft? Here is a link to the simple one I found: https://reverb.com/item/22298071-5-way-12-pin-rotary-switch-for-pickguard-mount And the more complex ones look like this: https://guitarelectronics.com/5-way-rotary-pickup-selector-switch/?gclid=CjwKCAjw4KD0BRBUEiwA7MFNTWKMAW66gWESZMkb2s7cWQY2tOw0gkYJst1sDNt31VQR4ivInRmHyxoCTo8QAvD_BwE
  8. Hello Everyone! I have recently begun my first guitar build, since I am stuck at home it seemed like a great idea. It being my first guitar build, I was (and still am) a little naive about how hard it would be to figure out the wiring. I wanted it to be a little different, so I ended up deciding on the following pickup configuration: Neck: Telecaster Singlecoil (fender Highway 1) Middle: Gretsch Singlecoil (not sure of the exact specs, link below) Bridge: Gretsch Electromatic Humbucker Overall that didn't seem too bad, until I took into account the following: I decided on 4 knobs; 1 volume knob and 3 tone knobs, one for each pickup. I also decided on a 5-way rotary switch (because that will fit the best on my guitar body) with the positions as follows: Neck Neck/Middle Middle Middle/Bridge Bridge Possibly most challenging of all, The Gretsch humbucker I am using does not have the standard 4 wires coming out of it. It only has 2... I thought finding a wiring schematic would be reasonably easy, but the combination of the abnormal humbucker and the 3 tone knobs seems to have made it rather difficult. On top of that, I know that there is a possibility of having phase issues and hum if I wire it a certain way, but I can't seem to wrap my head around what I need to do in order to avoid that. Is there anyone out there who can explain to me what things I need to keep in mind, and/or knows of any articles/otherwise that can give me a bit more info? A wiring diagram that matches what I am doing would be absolutely amazing but if I couldn't find one it might not be out there... Overall, I probably bit off a little more than I can chew for my first build but that just means it will be all the sweeter when I finally do figure it out. I know at this point I am an absolute newby so I thank you in advance for taking the time out of your day to help me out. Links to the pickups I am using: Neck-https://reverb.com/item/33050703-fender-highway-1-telecaster-neck-pickup-chrome Middle-https://reverb.com/item/32945712-gretsch-pickup-chrome Bridge-https://reverb.com/item/31794794-gretsch-electromatic-2000-s
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