I am just good enough with this stuff to be dangerous, meaning I can often follow good direction correctly, but don't truly understand all the inner workings of it.
I can handle a soldering iron, so many times I get myself into doing things I probably should pay to have done!
I really need some help here as I have a big gig Sunday co-headlining a bill with guys from Jazz is Dead and the Dickey Betts band. I cannot go into this gig with the same crappy tone I had last weekend.
interesting in that in the rosebud diagram you posted above this is EXACTLY how my pickups are oriented. The bridge pickup facing up and and middle facing down (I have an sds-1 single coil in my neck though like tiger).
That was the exact diagram I was talking about when it discussed flipping the center to stay in phase..
Now here is where I get confused:
Here is Waldos Tiger diagram: (see bottom of post)
Notice that the center and bridge both face the same direction. facing down.
Also one other big glaring item re: pickups
On the Tiger diagram to split the coil it is the the Black and White pickup wires going to the DPDT switches for BOTH the center and Bridge super 2's.
Notice on the Rosebud that the Bridge has the Black
, but the Center pickup is using the Green
wires to go to the DPDT switch.
This is where I am getting confused and that I absolutely think I am having wiring/ and or phase issues.
On my guitar the center and bridge pickups are orientated like Rosebuds diagram, but the wires going to BOTH DPDT switches are Black
like Tigers diagram.
So it is like I have bits of both diagrams applied to my guitar. Rosebuds Pickup orientation (remember that I have a tiger like sds-1 in the neck though) and Tigers coil cut wiring.
last night after posting my initial post I simply just played with pickup orientation. (remember my center and bridge are orientated like rosebud diagram with the bridge pickup text Upside down (or readable from the neck point of view) and the center pickup readable from the bottom of the guitar).
Anyway, I simply flipped the center pickup so that the text was facing the same direction as the bridge pickup (meaning they were both now "upside down" text wise) ....In center single coil mode it sounded pretty much the same, maybe just a touch different but not by much, but I did notice that the output difference between single coil and humbucker was not as pronounced as when it was facing the other way.
Now here is the part that really made my head spin: Remember that I only flipped the center pickup. after flipping the center pickup, if I turned on the bridge pickup ONLY, single coil mode sounded more or less normal, but when I flipped the DPDT into Humbucker, there was almost NO OUTPUT whatsoever!
I obviously need help!
.......................................................have you heard the one about the yellow dog?