Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Postby BJolley » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:45 pm

Looking for some help rewiring a Nashville Telecaster for a Super 2 in the middle. The Nashville is wired with a 5-way Strat switch and has Tex-Mex Tele neck and bridge pickups, as well as a Strat single coil in the middle. It comes wired for B-BM-M-MN-N switching. In addition to adding a mini switch to split the Super 2, I'd like to rewire it to run B-BM-M-BN-N to be able to get both Jerry-type tone as well as traditional Tele bridge/neck combo tone. Can this be done with the stock Strat-type switch?
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Postby barefootdave » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:50 am

If you reverse the wiring between bridge and middle pickup, I mean just attach one to the other and vice versa, you should get:

1. Neck
2. Neck + Bridge
3. Bridge
4. Middle + Bridge
5. Middle

This would be handy in a way, because when you want to go to JG tone you just flip the switch all the way to the bottom. Your first three settings are your standard tele sounds. I think this addresses your request exactly. (Hawk would be so proud of me)
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Postby BJolley » Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:08 pm

Thanks' for the tip, Barefoot Dave.

Any way to have it go:

1: Bridge
2: Bridge/Mid
3: Mid
4: Bridge/Neck
5: Neck?

Or is the Strat switch not configured for this? Thanks.
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Postby barefootdave » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:19 am

I am not an expert on wiring, hopefully someone else will join in that knows more than me. I only knew what I told you because I am going to reverse pickups in a strat in order to get both strat and tele configurations out of it. It needs to be simple for me to be able to do the work.

I am fairly sure a qualified technician could easily do what you are asking.
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Postby JonnyBoy » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:38 pm

That can't be done with wiring the pickups straigt to the switch as they normally are. Dave is right, you can flip the pickups or you can create a toggle switch circuit that can turn on the neck pickup when you are in the bridge position, or vise versa. That is usually how its done, from my experience...
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Postby BJolley » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:50 pm

Thanks for the input. I'll try the suggested simple wiring mods and get used to throwing it all the way back to get the middle Super 2. Good news for Nashville Tele owners: I discovered that the Nashville is routed with a swimming pool for the neck and middle P/Us. So I can plug the super 2 in without any mods to the guitar other than the pick guard.

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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Postby BJolley » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:48 pm

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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Postby Grant » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:29 am

Neat!
I'd love to hear it - what amp are you playing through?
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Postby RiverRat » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:05 pm

BJolley wrote:Thanks' for the tip, Barefoot Dave.

Any way to have it go:

1: Bridge
2: Bridge/Mid
3: Mid
4: Bridge/Neck
5: Neck?

Or is the Strat switch not configured for this? Thanks.


How about this instead...

standard strat 5 way + Neck for position 1,2 or 3

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That's the wiring diagram for David Gilmour's Black Strat, you can also accomplish this without the extra switch by using a push pull volume pot
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Postby tigerstrat » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:08 pm

BJolley wrote:I finally got around to finishing this project.

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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Postby BJolley » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:07 pm

Grant, long story short I'm currently only playing through a Fender Frontman 15R practice amp.

Long story long, I had a 1980's Seymour Duncan 60 watt tube amp that bit the dust recently (it was a bit dark for Jerry amp). I also had a Fender Twin '65 reissue on loan from a friend for several months but he recently needed it back. I now have a Fender Mustang III en route as I write this. Once the Mustang arrives I'll see if I can figure out the digital interface with my computer to upload some sounds.
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Postby Free Jazz » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:14 pm

How does the Super 2 sound in a typical Tele? And when tapped, how "Jerry" does it get in a typical combo amp as opposed to a Fender/Mac/JBL rig?
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Super 2

Postby BJolley » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:45 am

Sounds good enough to me. Turns out it's my playing rather than equipment that keeps me from getting a real Jerry tone...
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