Squier California Series Strat Stock Wiring Diagram

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by bluesguy62, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. bluesguy62

    bluesguy62 Squier Talker

    Age:
    53
    Messages:
    56
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Location:
    Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
    Hi all :). This is the stock wiring diagram for my Squier California Series Strat, created with Edraw Mind Map and Adobe Photoshop 7.

    [​IMG]
    What my Squier looks like.

    [​IMG]
    Here's the wiring diagram. The pickup leads are shielded.

    Thanks for reading this post :).
     
  2. clydes001

    clydes001 Squier Talker

    Messages:
    13
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Really nice job with the art.
     
  3. 3Strats

    3Strats Squier-Meister

    Messages:
    129
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Location:
    Ontario Canada
    That's a nice guitar, I wish I had a maple neck for my black Affinity.

    I notice the wiring is a little different from some strats as here the wires from the switch goes to the center terminals on the two tone pots and other diagrams show one of the pots wired from the switch to a terminal on the side, not the center. Does anyone know why this is? Just curious.
     
  4. Dauntless

    Dauntless Squier Talker

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    10
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Highs don't drop out as you turn the volume down.
     
  5. bluesguy62

    bluesguy62 Squier Talker

    Age:
    53
    Messages:
    56
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Location:
    Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
    Thanks so much for your feedback. I used Edraw Mind Map (freeware) and Photoshop 7.0 to create the diagram.
     
  6. bluesguy62

    bluesguy62 Squier Talker

    Age:
    53
    Messages:
    56
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Location:
    Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
    Thanks for your comments. Yes, it is a nice guitar. I'm in the process of upgrading it with Fender Tex-Mex pickups, CTS pots and other hardware. This particular model (maple board) is manufactured by Super Music Co. Ltd. in Shanghai, China. They also produce a California Series rosewood board model, but only the maple board model is available in my town.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  7. bluesguy62

    bluesguy62 Squier Talker

    Age:
    53
    Messages:
    56
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Location:
    Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
    Thank you, Dauntless. I was wondering about this, and now I know why :).
     
  8. jclove01

    jclove01 Squier Talker

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2012
    Location:
    choctaw ok
    nice i need a neck for cherryburst strat
     
  9. motoman45

    motoman45 Squier-holic

    Messages:
    3,006
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Location:
    portland, Or
    I noticed it has caps on both pots.......what does that do ?
     
  10. bluesguy62

    bluesguy62 Squier Talker

    Age:
    53
    Messages:
    56
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Location:
    Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
    You could get a replacement neck from Warmoth or Allparts. Alternatively, someone might have access to import necks; we have them here (mostly from China).
     
  11. bluesguy62

    bluesguy62 Squier Talker

    Age:
    53
    Messages:
    56
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Location:
    Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
    From my experience, there is no apparent difference between using one shared cap or separate caps for each tone pot; provided both caps are identical in every aspect. In the case of this strat's stock wiring, both caps were .047µF [473], so both the neck and middle tone controls would theoretically cut off the same amount of highs when turned to 0. Now, if the pot values were different, it would be a whole new ball game. That's why my present wiring scheme has a .047µF cap on the bridge pup tone pot; while the the neck pup tone pot sports a .022µF cap.

    One more thing, having caps on both pots can be a godsend if a cap suddenly dies on you. If one cap is shared, you'd be stuck with two dead tone controls. However, with two caps, at least you'd still have one useable tone control. Just my two cents' worth :)
     
  12. brunofpduque

    brunofpduque New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2013
    Location:
    Brail
    Does anyone have the wiring diagram for the Squier California Tele ?????? Thanks
     
  13. mikm

    mikm Squier-holic

    Messages:
    3,971
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Location:
    NY
    bluesguy62; That's a really nice looking strat you have. How do you like the neck on that one?
     

Share This Page