Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA
Re: Schaller megaswitch-M
Thanks, after a few days of trying different wiring options with the Megaswitch M on my RV-470, I actually replaced the factory push/pull with a standard tone and cap, and just went with 5 tones on the switch, for my current pickups, all Dimario Humbuckers, Andy Timmons in bridge, Cruiser in middle, and Eric Johnson in neck.
1. bridge Andy Timmons AT-1 in humbucker mode
2. AT-1 split South coil/Cruiser split North coil
3. Cruiser humbucker
4. Cruiser split South coil/Eric Johnson split north coil
5. Eric Johnson Neck Humbucker mode
On my 442R I have installed the Megaswitch M also, and again, all Dimarzio's.
BluesBucker in Bridge, True Velvet reverse polarity in neck, and True Velvet in neck with this switching;
1. Bluesbucker Normal mode.
2. Bluesbucker split/true velvet mid
3. Bluesbucker split/true velvet neck (tele emulation)
4. True velvet mid/True Velvet neck
5. True Velvet neck
The 442R has become a Strat/Tele vintage tone monster, with those pickup combinations, all maple quatersawn neck, and non locking trem.
I also installed a Goeldo Back Box to help with double stops and basic Tele licks as the trem can not be Decked. The guitars overall design prevents the trem from being lowered all the way to the body, so installing the Goeldo Back Box, and setting up correctly, allows me to play an open string, bend another string up a whole note or more, and the open string doesn't change pitch. $35.00 for the Goeldo is a lot easier on the wallet than $200.00 for an actual Ibanez back Stop, and it works just as well.