Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Fender® Strat Blacktop Pickup Change & Rewire


Hi Everyone!

Continuing with the Strat theme we also had this Fender® Blacktop in for a pickup change and rewire. The customer asked for the twin humbuckers to be swapped out for an HSS set up with 2 volumes, 1 tone and a push/pull coil tap. Unfortunately a little low on the pictures side of things as our camera bit the dust but have a few that might be interesting.






Here's how it started out, we had already started stripping it out by this point.



5 way super switches are fun!....And confusing!

The finished article! The customer asked for 2 volumes. 1 for the single coils and one for the Humbucker so he could blend the two while switching. Isolating volumes with a standard 5 way switch is slightly fiddly so we fitted a concentric pot to make life easier. It also gave him the option to blend between the SC volumes. He also asked for us to coil tap the bridge with a push /pull pot, which we did.




Hope you enjoyed this post! As ever, any questions or comments please feel free to leave them here or e-mail us!

Happy Shredding,
Best regards,
Mike & Martin 

swguitars@hotmail.co.uk



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