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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-11-2016, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wiring Question

Hi - I have a RG570 that has been heavily converted to a H-S configuration. I didn't put any pickup in the Single (neck) cavity just a Humbucker wired to a single Push-Pull Volume Pot (no tone and no switch) that splits the humbucker.

Now, I do want to add the single pickup however I do not want to add a switch/selector ot a Tone knob. Does anyone have any thoughts/guidance on how to wire a Single and a Humbucker to the Volume Knob and use the push pull to switch and not split?

In summary, push down - both S-H pickups in use. Pull up - only the bridge humbucker.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-12-2016, 01:05 PM
 
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Re: Wiring Question

For that configuration, you basically want to just have the single hooked up to the switch for on/off and have the bridge pickup wired to be on at all times. I BELIEVE it's similar to this setup (ignoring the guy's actual question, just looking at the diagram on the post), but instead of the humbucker going to the switch it goes directly to the pot, or I think you can also run the humbucker to both ends of the switch - I haven't done wiring in a LONG time, but it' something along those lines:

http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/showthread.php?t=358043
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-20-2016, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Wiring Question

Thanks - but like I said above, I don't use a switch.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-20-2016, 03:06 AM
 
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Re: Wiring Question

If you look at the pot you should have two extra rows with three lugs. Leave one row alone. On the other three extra lugs solder the hot of the humbucker to the lug which is closest to the shaft, the hot of the single to the bottom lug and on the the middle lug the wire goes to the volume pot where now your humbucker hot output is. Or in other words: change the wire that comes from the middle lug from what now should be ground to the one of the three standard lugs of the pot, where now your humbucker hot is.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Wiring Question

Very cool. will give it a shot soon and report back. Thanks!
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Re: Wiring Question

Looking forward to hear the result.
One more thing: My last sentence might not be correct, it could also be the lug closest to the shaft in your current wiring that goes to ground. In any case: Middle lug of three extra lugs to standard lug where now humbucker hot is.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-21-2016, 06:15 AM
 
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Re: Wiring Question

By accident I reread your post and see you want both pickups active when pushed down, not only the single, which was what I explained: push down - single coil. Pull up - only humbucker.
So if you want the humbucker to be constantly on, just leave hot of the humbucker on the standard lug where it is and solder the rest like explained. The one lug of the three extra lugs closest to the shaft remains without cable.
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Re: Wiring Question

And watch out for phase cancellation. If the sound is weak when both pickups are on. Exchange the two cables from the single coil with each other.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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Re: Wiring Question

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Thanks - but like I said above, I don't use a switch.
The "switch" I was talking about is the push/pull, the Lynch models don't have physical switches, only push/pull - which is shown in the diagram I referenced.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-24-2016, 06:22 AM
 
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Re: Wiring Question

Haven't read your post. So you already had the solution, sorry.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-31-2016, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Wiring Question

I ended up doing the George Lynch style wiring and it's a great one - everything works well. I'll put up some pictures shortly.

Thanks everyone.
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