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    I'm working on a Telecaster that originally had a humbucker in the neck and a single in the bridge. The single in the bridge is being replaced by a Seymour Duncan JB Mini humbucker.

    So far, I've put the finishes together and grounded the south start and bare wire to the volume pot. But, because of the strange 5-way switch, I can't figure out where the hot wire should go.

    The switch looks like a 5-way Super Switch, but with only one set of 12 in-line terminals. There two groups of five and one on each end.

    Can anyone help me figure out which terminal to use?

  • #2
    I would solder it to the same place the hot wire went from the pickup you are replacing.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kelcy View Post
      I'm working on a Telecaster that originally had a humbucker in the neck and a single in the bridge. The single in the bridge is being replaced by a Seymour Duncan JB Mini humbucker.

      So far, I've put the finishes together and grounded the south start and bare wire to the volume pot. But, because of the strange 5-way switch, I can't figure out where the hot wire should go.

      The switch looks like a 5-way Super Switch, but with only one set of 12 in-line terminals. There two groups of five and one on each end.

      Can anyone help me figure out which terminal to use?
      I agree with Jag.
      put it back where you took it off.
      Here is probably the switch you have.
      STEWMAC.COM : Instructions for Super Switch
      Here's a super switch with humbuckers.
      Wiring Diagram


      "If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride!" Scottish Proverb 1600s
      Terry

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      • #4
        I took the original pickup out a few days ago and marked the terminal with an alligator clip... that promptly fell off as I was putting the guitar back onto the counter. I know, I'm an idiot, but that's what happened.

        It's not a super switch, so I can't apply that diagram.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kelcy View Post
          I took the original pickup out a few days ago and marked the terminal with an alligator clip... that promptly fell off as I was putting the guitar back onto the counter. I know, I'm an idiot, but that's what happened.

          It's not a super switch, so I can't apply that diagram.
          No problem, stick a picture on here of it.
          Another thing to do is take your ohm meter, and check through the switch as you walk through the 5 posistions.
          With a picture, I bet someone will recognize it.
          Good Luck,
          T


          "If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride!" Scottish Proverb 1600s
          Terry

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kelcy View Post
            The switch looks like a 5-way Super Switch, but with only one set of 12 in-line terminals. There two groups of five and one on each end.
            You did say two groups of six, right? I was hoping this would help:
            http://support.fender.com/service_di...0_02B_SISD.pdf
            DON'T FEED THE TROLLS!

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            • #7
              Get a cheap meter and set it for continuity. Now you will be able to map out the terminals.

              You should also be able to see it when you switch it.
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              • #8
                Thanks for the help, everybody, I've got it now!

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