Need Help with Custom Wiring on a Danelectro 67'

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Need Help with Custom Wiring on a Danelectro 67'

Post by averic03 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:48 pm

Hello! This is my first post here, and I was just wondering if I could get some help with some custom wiring (I have lurked here from time to time). I have a Danelectro 67' on the way, and I plan on adding a V-Mod Jazzmaster bridge pickup, a tune-o-matic style roller bridge and a JM/Jag tremolo. I plan on moving the existing bridge pickup to the middle position, and putting the V-Mod pickup in its place. Besides this, I was wondering if someone could help me come up with a wiring diagram that meets these specifications:

5-way strat-style selector switch
Series/parallel switch for positions 2 and 4
Neck & Middle position volume
Bridge volume

I don't currently have the guitar but it's going to get here very soon, and I can post pictures then. I have never wired up single coils before, but I have worked with humbuckers, and done various mods to my Squier Mustang HH, to the point where you can barely tell it's a Squier besides the neck.

Thank you for the help! :)

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Re: Need Help with Custom Wiring on a Danelectro 67'

Post by bodhi » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:00 am

Hi! Picks and a writeup on the Mustang might be interesting :)

With the new project, check the Two volume plus wiring from here: https://guitarnuts2.proboards.com/thread/3157 -- gets you most of the way. Haven't thought it through, but I wonder if you might be able to use another switch to set the neck and middle pickups into series independently.

And at that point it might be interesting to check out f.e. http://hermeticoguitar.blogspot.com/201 ... od-03.html or the Dan Amstrong wiring and other strat-based things, if they might suit you better.

And with all of that, it might be a lot easier to work with Brian May type slide switches instead, and there are parallel and series variations for these. However, the BM wirings are all master volume and tone.
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Re: Need Help with Custom Wiring on a Danelectro 67'

Post by HarlowTheFish » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:13 pm

Okay so, I have an idea but I'm bad at wiring so take everything I write with the Dead Sea's worth of salt:

5-way blade switch, okay, easy enough.

Series/parallel - a switch might be a bit tricky when you're in positions 2 & 4, but you can get away with an Armstrong Blender (as mentioned above) to blend between series and parallel in 1 & 5 (and presumably you could replace the pot with a switch to get quicker switching).

The separate volumes are where I start to lose the plot a bit, but you could presumably use a dual-ganged but single-shaft pot to run the neck & middle pickup to independent volumes (so you can have the volume control there before all the switching, like a Les Paul) plus a separate standard pot just for the bridge.

You'd basically wire each pickup up to a volume pot (because you have two knobs but three independent pots with this setup), then out to a switch/blend with the Armstrong wiring setup, then directly out to the jack instead of going to a master vol/tone.

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