Gretsch Coil Split Diagram

Gretsch Coil Split Diagram
Yukimajo, Dec 18, 2018
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      This is basically what I was looking for. Nice and clear. Is there another way to coil split using the master tone pot as the push/pull pot?
    • Yukimajo
      @Cleantone To be honest I don't know if you can use the Master Tone as the coil split switch. I have pieced this diagram together but am not an electronics expert by any stretch. Having them both on one switch would cut your options down though, you'd only be able to have both pickups full humbucker or split. With the diagram above you can split the pups individually.
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    • Cleantone
      I am even less of an expert than you, I’m sure of that!! I’ll probably follow this diagram 100%! Thanks for your insight.
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    • Yukimajo
      @Cleantone I look forward to hearing your results!
    • Cleantone
      Is the north start wire jumpered from the pot to the lug, or do you splice it mid-wire to the lug?
    • Yukimajo
      @Cleantone It's easier to jumper from the pot to the lug, I just draw it this way for clarity's sake.
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    • Cleantone
      What if I was going to do series/parallel with push pull pots on both volume pots? Do you know what that would look like?
    • Yukimajo
      @Cleantone Sorry for not responding sooner, I have had a bereavement. To be honest I really don't know how it would look to do a series/parallel push pull pot. I do have a couple of files which may help. but there are two caveats:

      1. The main file is a Photoshop PSD file, that I don't seems to be able to export to a PDF
      2. They are for a Les Paul (Jimmy Page wiring rig) so they are working off a 2 tone/2 volume layout.

      Doing this, there is no reason why you can't incorporate the master volume and make the Gretsch a 2 tone/2 volume set up. So I guess it depends on whether you use the master volume or not.

      You can view the Photoshop PSD by using this free online viewer. This is the only one I have found that lets you see multiple layers. I have split the diagram out over multiple layers to make it easier to follow. Anyway, here are the two files:

      Wiring Diagram
      Switching Positions Chart

      One final thing, I would really suggest getting Push/Push pots instead as they are much easier to use in the heat of playing.

      As stated this is Jimmy Page's wiring layout allowing for every possible combination. It does require pickups with four wires though.

      I hope you can make some sense of this and pull it all together to have the most switchable Gretsch out there!
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