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    Overlord of Music WeirdBits's Avatar
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    Volume/Volume diagram with CTS single pole push/pull splitting the wide range humbucker when 'up'. The volumes are linked like an LP, so in the middle position zeroing either pickup's volume will mute all sound. The wire colours should be correct for your pickups.

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    If you decide you need the cap + resistor combo to cut back some brightness/icepicky-ness, it just needs to be connected between the out from the switch and ground (and insulated so it can't short with anything). Something like this:

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    Note: If your CTS push/pull has a plastic back like above then you need to make sure the metal body is grounded either via the control plate or with a solder link on the side like I've drawn it.

    Let me know if you need anything else.
    Scott.

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    To have the two volumes nearer to hand, you may find it pays to reverse the control plate before fitting and wiring the pots and 3-way switch, so that the selector switch is now towards the rear. It's a common mod done by Telecaster players on standard Teles, just to get the volume and tone controls closer to the picking hand.

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    Holy crap Scott! That's awesome! Thanks, I was expecting (and would have been completely happy with) a hand drawn sketch on the back of a napkin! This is absolutely amazing and I am very thankful.

    Honestly blown away by your generosity and kindness. I wish there was a way I could pay you back
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    Good call Simon, I was contemplating this a while back. Before I wire anything u, I'll have a play around with it and see what feels most comfy.
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    All done! Thanks for the help fellas.

    Found out along the way my neck is a 1973 US too!

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    I got one word for the neck pup.....Bawlllzzzzz!
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    It's certainly going to be louder than his stock neck pickup. from the website description:

    "The neck pickup is slightly underwound to provide a better balance when switching between positions, and add a bit of sparkle back to the naturally darker neck position: 11.2k bridge, 10.5k neck."

    So it's got 1k's worth of more windings than the normal Martin Smith neck pup. Is this something you discussed with him or did it just come like that? I'm just wondering if he adds more windings to the working single coil on his tapped pickups for a bit more balance between tapped and untapped levels? Something that several pickup makers are now doing, I believe.

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