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 #101680  by mgbills
 Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:17 pm
Good Afternoon Folks,

I'm in the process of wiring two Strat's ...Tiger style. In looking at Waldo's diagram, it appears that the pickup leads for each pickup & their respective tone caps all get soldered to the same switch post? Am I seeing things? Should they be wired in the standard 6 positions?

Please help. It's a sunny Friday, and instead of lounging about drinking Sierra Summerfest, I'm in my show soldering like a MadMan!

Thanks to All.

M
 #101681  by TI4-1009
 Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:41 pm
mgbills wrote: Am I seeing things?

Yes.
 #101682  by mgbills
 Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:53 pm
Thanks. That is if you are confirming that all leads go to one side of the switch. Thanks, also if you are confirming that I"m seeing things...although those things may mean different things. :lol:
 #101683  by mgbills
 Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:54 pm
Now...I see in retrospect that you have confirmed that I'm seeing things. So the wiring question stands. Sorry for creating confusion.
 #101707  by hippieguy1954
 Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:42 am
mgbills wrote:Now...I see in retrospect that you have confirmed that I'm seeing things. So the wiring question stands. Sorry for creating confusion.
I'm going to be doing the "Tiger" wiring (3 super 2's, buffer, OBEL, 5 way selector switch) in a couple of weeks. If you don't have it done by then, we could get together here or if your not too far away, in person. Where are you located?
Waldo's diagram is correct and I thank him for that. It is just that there is a lot going on there and you really have to look carefully and realy study it. Is this the diagram your looking at? http://www.wald-electronics.com/tiger.html If so, make it bigger and you can easily see where the wires go on the selector switch. Also, here is a good diagram that just shows and explains the OBEL. http://guitarwiring.blogspot.com/2011/0 ... ntrol.html :smile: :smile: :smile:
 #101715  by TI4-1009
 Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:45 am
Look on page two in the Guitar Building and Mods section for a thread something like "Help- Tiger wiring with images.." These images are a big help.

Pickup only wiring:

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/7080 ... gsmall.jpg



All other wiring:

http://img294.imageshack.us/i/wiringnop ... llwid.jpg/
 #101716  by hippieguy1954
 Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:56 am
TI4-1009 wrote:Look on page two in the Guitar Building and Mods section for a thread something like "Help- Tiger wiring with images.." These images are a big help.

Pickup only wiring:

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/7080 ... gsmall.jpg



All other wiring:

http://img294.imageshack.us/i/wiringnop ... llwid.jpg/
Hey TI4-1009, do you know what that switch is next to the selector switch? :smile: :smile: :smile:
 #101728  by TI4-1009
 Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:27 pm
As far as I know there are only the three mini switches- two coil cuts and the one OBEL on/bypass.
 #101731  by hippieguy1954
 Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:05 am
TI4-1009 wrote:As far as I know there are only the three mini switches- two coil cuts and the one OBEL on/bypass.
That's what I thought too, but there is another switch in that diagram. :smile: :smile: :smile:
 #101744  by TI4-1009
 Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:33 pm
The four switches are all shown in the first image- the pickup selector top left, and the three mini-switches down the left side. Where are you seeing another switch?
 #101745  by hippieguy1954
 Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:42 pm
On the second link above the pots next to the selector switch......could it be the volume pot? just doesn't look like the other pots. I'm not really sure. If you can let me know, Id really appreciate it. :smile: :smile: :smile:
 #101752  by TI4-1009
 Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:09 pm
Top pot is the master volume, middle pot is tone for middle pickup, lower pot is ganged 250/500 tone pot for neck single coil and bridge humbucker.
 #101770  by hippieguy1954
 Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:00 am
TI4-1009 wrote:Top pot is the master volume, middle pot is tone for middle pickup, lower pot is ganged 250/500 tone pot for neck single coil and bridge humbucker.
Got it! That is what I thought. What threw me off was that the master volumn is illustrated differently than the other two pots.
Thanks T14-1009! :smile: :smile: :smile:
 #101771  by hippieguy1954
 Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:28 am
hippieguy1954 wrote:
TI4-1009 wrote:Top pot is the master volume, middle pot is tone for middle pickup, lower pot is ganged 250/500 tone pot for neck single coil and bridge humbucker.
Got it! That is what I thought. What threw me off was that the master volumn is illustrated differently than the other two pots.
Thanks T14-1009! :smile: :smile: :smile:
I was looking there for a Rosebud wiring diagram (on that site) for some comparisons and didn't find one. Do you know if there is one there?
 #103614  by foolofships
 Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:02 pm
I was looking there for a Rosebud wiring diagram (on that site) for some comparisons and didn't find one. Do you know if there is one there?
Not sure if there's a diagram on there, but as far as I understand, the difference between Rosebud's and Tiger's wiring is that in Tiger, the volume and tone pots are post-effects, and in Rosebud the tone controls are pre-effects and the volume is post-effects.