Single Pickup Telecaster Wiring Diagram – The Fender Esquire

single pickup Telecaster wiring diagramTaking a look at a single pickup Telecaster wiring diagram and its unique three-way switching circuitry.

Today we’re going to look at the unique design of the Fender Esquire guitar and dissect an unusual single pickup Telecaster wiring diagram. What makes the Fender Esquire so unusual is that it is a one pickup Telecaster that features a three-way switch. For those unfamiliar with what this switch does, or how it can be added to a single pickup guitar, take a look at how we dissect this strange component and create our own single pickup Telecaster wiring diagram for the Fender Esquire.

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Dimarzio Fast Track 1 Coil Splitting

DiMarzio Fast Track 1 coil splittingThe DiMarzio Fast Track 1 is perfect for this kind of modification, since it fits into a single coil space in your guitar.

A DiMarzio Fast Track 1 coil splitting is a great way to get some new sounds from your guitar without doing any permanent damage. This modification can be accomplished using any humbucker pickup that has four colored wires and one bare wire, but we’re talking specifically about the Dimarzio Fast Track 1 in this post because of the color consistency of the wires. With other pickups, there is very little consistency in the wire colors.

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Dimarzio Fast Track 2 Coil Splitting

DiMarzio Fast Track 2 coil splittingTry this reversible modification to your guitar with the DiMarzio Fast Track 2, to experience some new sounds.

If you’re looking to get some fresh sounds from your guitar, a DiMarzio Fast Track 2 coil splitting is a great way to go. Coil splitting is when you use a switch to shut off one of the coils in your humbucker pickup to unlock single-coil tones from your humbucker. The sound will be brighter in tone, but there will also be a sharp drop in output gain, and the pickup will lose its humbucking qualities.
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Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Coil Splitting

seymour duncan sh-4 jb coil splittingThis time we’re going to talk about coil splitting and how to modify your guitar so that you can split your SH-4 JB pickup.

For this post we will be talking about a Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB coil splitting, but first some basics: Coil splitting is strictly a humbucker modification. A humbucker pickup usually uses two coils in its operation, but we can use a switch to turn one of them off. Splitting the humbucker this way will cause a drop in output volume, but it will give us access to single coil tones. Single coil tones are typically brighter and more precise than the warm and smooth humbucker.
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Guitar Shielding Paint – Getting Started

guitar shielding paintHere’s a quick buyer’s guide on conductive paint that should help if you’re trying to eliminate outside interference.

If you have decided that it’s time to shield your guitar, to cut down on electromagnetic interference, you might be surprised at the number of different products that have sprung up to accomplish that task. The old fashioned ways are still there. You can still shield your guitar with aluminum foil or copper tape, but conductive guitar shielding paint is becoming more and more popular.

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Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Wiring Diagram

seymour duncan sh-4 jb wiringIn this post, we’re going to show you how to install the Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB humbucker pickup into your guitar.

In the Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB wiring that we’ll be doing, the pickup is installed using four colored conductor wires and a bare wire. The SH-4JB is a humbucker that uses balanced coil configuration to produce improved harmonics with just the right blend of sustain and distortion. It’s a high-output, versatile pickup that sounds very good in the Neck and Bridge positions.
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Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Wiring Diagram

seymour duncan sh-2n jazz wiringExpand your tonal possibilities by installing the Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model humbucker pickup into your guitar.

The Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz is a humbucker, with a clean and articulate tone that’s perfect for fast runs. Used as a neck pickup, it is an excellent match for many of the brand’s bridge pickups . For our Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz wiring installation, we’ll use four different colored conductor wires and a bare wire.

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2 Pickup Guitar Wiring Diagram

2 pickup guitar wiring diagramUsing a Fender Telecaster as a model, we'll install pickups and create a 2 pickup guitar wiring diagram.

Today we are going to cover installing pickups into a two-pickup guitar and creating a 2 pickup guitar wiring diagram. So, to start, we’ll demonstrate by modeling our guitar circuit after the Fender Telecaster, which uses two pickups, one volume, one tone control, and one three-way switch.

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