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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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wiring superswitch as a killswitch?

Hey I have a wiring mod I want to do but I am stuck as to how to proceed. I'd like to basically hookup my 2 humbuckers so that they go to a stereo output jack, this would allow me to switch between pickups. Thats easy enough by itself, I would just send one pickup to the tip and the other to the sleeve of the jack. However, I would also like to have a killswitch without any visible modification to my Ibanez Jem. I'd like to have a super switch (pup selector switch) and have the pickup on position by what would normally be the bridge/down position, and all the other positions to be "killswitched" positions. I'd like to keep the two humbucker signals separate from each other throughout the guitar wiring. Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 07:56 AM
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Re: wiring superswitch as a killswitch?

What about installing 2 Shadow kill pots? I've put them in a couple of guitars and it was really easy! they work real good too!

Are you splitting the signal amp end? Wondering why the need to isolate the two 'buckers?

Wire up the buckers to send signal on the position you want then on the other positions send the jack hot to the jack ground - always better to ground then 'cut'
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Re: wiring superswitch as a killswitch?

I'm making it so I can switch between pickups via footswitch.

Thats the thing idk how to wire that up, what wires go to what tabs?
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