Telecaster 4 Way (Series) Wiring
The goal of this project is to get a fatter, more bassy sound out of a standard Fender Telecaster. The standard Fender Telecaster comes with a three way pickup selector switch which selects either each pickup by itself or both pickups together (wired in parallel). This guitar mod allows you to access those three wiring combinations as well as both pickups together wired in series. The end result is the three standard wiring combinations (neck alone, neck and bridge in parallel and bridge alone) as well as the new selection, neck and bridge in series. The result of this guitar mod is very practical and will yield a new, thicker sounding telecaster.
Forewarnings and General Info...
The guitar mod below is being performed on a shielded telecaster. This means that if you are going to attempt this guitar mod on an unshielded telecaster, you will, in step 6, mount the ground wire to the volume pot rather than the guitars shielding material.
The Neck/Bridge Pickup in Series Link To Mp3
This is a clip of the neck and bridge pickup in series which is accessed by the neck-most position of the switch.
The Neck/Bridge Pickup in Parallel Link To Mp3
This is a clip of the neck and bridge pickup in parallel which is accessed by the 2nd-to-most bridge position of the switch.
The Neck Pickup Link To Mp3
This is a clip of the neck pickup which is accessed by the 2nd-to-most neck position of the switch.
The Bridge Pickup Link To Mp3
This is a clip of the bridge pickup which is accessed by the bridge-most position of the switch.
Pictures and Instructions Continue To Wiring Instructions For This Guitar Mod.