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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2006, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG550 mod help....

Hi -
I have an RG550 that i would like to mod alittle. As of now, i have 2 hums, with no single coil connected to a 3-way switch. I don't use the tone knob and want to add a mini switch to "coil-tap" the hums to sound like single coils (not sure if this is meant by coil-tap).

Question: Anyway, i can just replace the tone knob with the mini switch correct (with the appropriate wiring of course). However i found this:
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electron...aswitches.html
Is this the same thing as what i mentioned above? If so, i could just replace my 3-way with this. (would have a hole in my pickguard where the tone knob used to be).

thanks

jeff
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2006, 07:57 PM
 
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Re: RG550 mod help....

you could get this to replace your tone controll.....and wire it to split your coils.plus still have your tone http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electron...trol_Pots.html

this is your best way...as i think the mini switch would be to small to reuse your existing hole......and the switch idea leaves you with a hole too
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006, 11:50 AM
 
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Re: RG550 mod help....

I have something similar, but I just use either all neck or all bridge. I have to flip my 5-way switch from one end to the other, but it's really not that far. I replaced my regular volume with a push/pull pot for coil splitting, so I can just pull up on the volume to split the coils. That still gives me 4 different settings, full neck humbucker, split neck, full bridge, and split bridge.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550 mod help....

Thanks.
t1r12003 - in your setup, what does the middle position do in both the split and non-split configuration? Are they the same?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550 mod help....

Hi-
Is it possible to use a mini-switch in place of the tone knob or is the hole just too large?

thanks

jeff
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