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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-24-2004, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Using volume/mini-toggle push/pull pot as a pickup switcher?

I'd like try this, since I never really use the middle position on a 3-way switch. It sounds like a cool idea to me, and I believe a lot of Caparison guitars use the same set-up. Anyone know how to properly wire this up?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-26-2004, 03:57 AM
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I would think that you connect the hot wire from each pickup to the outer lugs of one pole of the switch, and the wire to the volume knob to the centre lug. If I'm thinking right then you'd only need a SPDT on-on switch. A push/pull should be fine too - they're usually DPDT (far as I've seen), so just use one side.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-26-2004, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info.

I just bought a push/pull pot today, and before I could get it anywhere near the guitar it broke. What a piece of junk, and it cost like $8. For the time being I think I'll just stick with my regular setup of two hums, a vol pot and a 3-way. You know, stuff that doesn't break.
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