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    Humbucking Tele/Strat with a rotary switch?

    So I now have a set of Lil' Punchers Tele twin blade pups and an HSS strat body.

    I found a Strat pickguard routed for Tele Pickups. This pickguard comes ready for a Strat switch and three knobs.

    So....I started wondering what to do with that.

    I think I have figured out a way to get...
    H+H
    H+S
    S+H
    S+S (non-humbucking)

    ...with a 2-pole 4-position rotary switch.

    Adding a push pull, I think I can make the S+S setting humbucking.

    If it works it should be useful for anyone who wants to do a 2 humbucker Strat with a standard 3 hole, switch slot pickguard. if it works...

    So here's a sketch...did I get it right?
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    BTW, I just realized the cap is wired wrong. It should be one leg to the center tone pot lug. The other leg to ground.

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    Oops. Meant to bump this thread...

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    Corrected the cap... would be grateful to have someone take a look to see if this will work. I suppose that there is no rush. I started this project in about 1986...

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    Yep, that should do what you want. To help reduce possible noise when the neck is in south-single mode, you may want to switch the Neck North Finish link to the rotary via the push/pull too so that the north coil is not 'hanging' when the push/pull is up.
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    Scott.

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    Thank you! That makes perfect sense, and I am sure I would never have thought of it.

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