Fender Jaguar Spin A Split Mod

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Fender Jaguar Spin A Split Mod

Post by Hunnybun » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:53 am

Hello. I have a Fender Jaguar Special blacktop that I am looking to do a spin a split mod with. I also wanted to make the low cut switch into a blower switch connecting my bridge directly to the out put jack, but need help with the wiring for the blower switch.

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Re: Fender Jaguar Spin A Split Mod

Post by timtam » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:03 pm

I always have to look up the HH variants to remember which ones have which features. Your mention of the low cut (strangle) confused me though, as the jag special HH blacktop doesn't have one ...
https://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender/Bla ... -Guitar.gc

Then there's an HH with standard wiring that I don't think is usually called a blacktop ... I'm guessing that's what you have ?
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... r-hh-black
https://www.fmicassets.com/Damroot/Orig ... A_SISD.pdf

And then there's the Classic Player HH that already has dial-a-splits (and a kill switch in place of the rhythm / lead switch) ...
https://www.fender.com/articles/tech-ta ... guar-hh-do
https://www.fmicassets.com/Damroot/Orig ... Manual.pdf

So you could just use the CP HH wiring above, and convert the kill to a blower, or convert the strangle.
https://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/the- ... wer-switch
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Re: Fender Jaguar Spin A Split Mod

Post by Hunnybun » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:37 pm

I was planning on using the classic player jag wiring schematic, but I'm lost on how to turn the low cut switch into a blower switch. Are you able to draw up draw up a working diagram for that?

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Re: Fender Jaguar Spin A Split Mod

Post by timtam » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:28 pm

This is the stock wiring schematic (except rhythm pots 50k/1meg shown swapped), which makes it easier than a wiring diagram to see where the low cut strangle switch lies in the circuit, and how to remove it (plus its cap, and probably the 56k resistor too), and bridge across the circuit where it was ..
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The Suhr blower* / Fender passing lane option requires one DPDT switch for each pickup you want to send direct to the output ...
https://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/the- ... wer-switch
https://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/the- ... our-pickup
https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/ ... caster_Mod
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*Suhr does it in a more complicated way, supposedly to deal with SC/HB mixes, according to their comment added here ...
http://www.lonephantom.com/2011/01/suhr ... ification/

Using the strange switch for the DPDT blower on your bridge pickup switch relies on the strangle switch having all of its 6 DPDT terminals ... some jags have cut down versions that are DPDT size but only have 3 terminals (since the strange switch only needs SPDT). So check your switch first ... you might need to replace it with a 'full' DPDT.

So you would take off the bridge pickup hot before it gets to its split roller pot in the CP HH circuit, and send it to the DPDT strangle as in the above diagram ('wire x'). And then the output side of the DPDT would go back to the split roller pot (blue wire to point A). Or if you want the blower after the split you would take wire x off from the roller output, and send it back to the kill switch.

The red wire to point B goes to the middle lug of the main volume pot in the CP HH circuit, and replaces the existing wire from there to the output jack hot.

I would do the mods in three stages. Do the changeover to the CP HH circuit first to make sure that works. Then do the strangle switch bypass and make sure everything else still works. Then do the blower. Much lower chance of stuffing up and not knowing where to look. ;)

In each case, draw up a list of every wire that needs to be connected / disconnected, in logical order. Then wire it according to that list.
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Re: Fender Jaguar Spin A Split Mod

Post by Hunnybun » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:38 pm

Okay, will do! I appreciate your help

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