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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wiring Mod for three pickup guitars

I have one guitar that has three pickups. HSH configuration. My other guitars are HH. The HSH bugs me often when i want to get the Neck and Bridge combination. I've read in the past about using a push-pull switch to add the bridge pup to whatever position the switch is in but never thought it was elegant. So here we have elegant (IMO).

I use a push-pull switch to swap the pickups that are wired to the middle and bridge positions on the switch. When the switch is down, I have normal 5-way options. But when the switch is up, the bridge pup gets moved to the middle position on the switch and the middle pup is moved to the bridge position of the switch. This lets me use switch positions 1, 2, and 3, as if the guitar were an HH.

What do you thnk?



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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 01:14 PM
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Re: Wiring Mod for three pickup guitars

I love it! I recall a few others looking for way to do this in recent past. I'm adding this diagram to my sticky thread...



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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-02-2011, 11:36 PM
 
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Re: Wiring Mod for three pickup guitars

not a bad idea at all, and a very simple mod. I'll have to remember this, should I ever need it :P
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Re: Wiring Mod for three pickup guitars

You could always get a megaswitch and wire it so the middle pos is bridge/neck instead of the middle alone. I don't think I have used the middle pickup alone since like SV was with FZ.

However, your mod would work.
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Re: Wiring Mod for three pickup guitars

I was never a "middle pickup guy," but lately I've been using it for the twang.



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