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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-06-2003, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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V8 coil splitting problams..

ok so that the story..

i've got on my 'banez V7 and V8 pups..

iv'e already splitted the neck hum , the V7 with a standart on/off switch with 6 "legs" .

my question is if i can split the second hum(the v8 ) with the same switch? or i should get another switch? plz help folks..
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-06-2003, 12:05 PM
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Yeah, you should be only using one "side" of that switch. (its 2 rows of 3 poles) Just duplicate what you did on that one side with the V8 wire.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2003, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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u got icq? cause i might need a little help..
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2003, 12:02 PM
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No, but if this doesn't help, just respond with a more detailed description of what it looks like in there.

A 6 leg switch is a DPDT. It's two rows of three, and works like this:

1 1
x x
2 2

Depending on which position the switch is in, "x" is either connected to 1 or 2. You probably have the coil wire from the pickup, and a wire going to ground. One of them is connected to x and the other to either 1 or 2. It doesn't matter which one or what order, because either way, you will be jumping that coil wire to ground when you throw the switch that way. Each side does the same thing. So whatever you did on one row, do it to the other one. That means take a ground wire to that side too, and take the coil wire from the V8 to that side. If your wiring seems different than what I described, just tell me what wires are going to which positions and I'll fix you from there.

By the way, if you want the switch to operate in the opposite position, (like "up" is single and "down" is humbucking, but you want it the other way around) you could loosen the nut and spin the switch around, or the better way would be reverse 1 and 2.
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