On the bench, we have a 2004 American Standard strat in for an S1 switch modification. For this project we will be using the stock American Standard pickups. Whenever I’m working on a fairly major rewire like this, I will remove the pickguard from the instrument to work on it. (Desolder the jack wiring and bridge ground) Here we have the stock American Standard wiring.
The S1 Modification require a 5 Way Super switch (Fender Part number 099-2251-000) And the S-1 switching pot (Fender Part number 007-8777-000) As a note, they make 2 different versions of this switch. This one has a small knurled tip that is meant for the strat. The Tele/P-J bass has a smooth brass shaft which is longer
All Wired up and ready to go; Look at all that extra wire! As a note for those doing this on your own, pre-solder the wires and the eyelets on top of the switch. That will make your life much easier when you put it all together!
For those of you looking for a DIY Diagram, this one is quite clear (Thanks to Andybighair over at the Fender Forum) As a note, The “SC” in the diagram is a .05 uf capacitor. (.047uf will work just as fine if it’s what you have!)
All put back together and ready to rock with 5 more pickup combinations!
S-1 Switch Up (off):
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup in Parallel
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup in Parallel
Position 5. Neck Pickup
S-1 Switch Down:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup in Series with Middle Pickup
Position 2. Bridge Pickup in Parallel with Special Capacitor and in Series with Middle Pickup
Position 3. Bridge/Middle/Neck Pickups with Neck and Bridge Pickups in Parallel and in Series with Middle pickup
Position 4. Neck Pickup in Parallel with Special Capacitor and in Series with Middle Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup in Series with Middle Pickup