Post by ChristoMephisto on Jun 27, 2012 19:25:07 GMT -5
Found a drawing for a 4-way switch that does more than the standard 2 pickup configuration found in tele like guitars and utilizes 3 coils/pickups. The more I looked at it deciding what pickups I would use, the more it reminded me of Newey's HB and SC Tele w/ a Std Strat switch in that it was open to options and modifications.
What I like about is instead of adding switches to get series and OoP, you start of with series and series OoP on the blade switch and go from there.
The diagram below is for a neck SC and a bridge HB, but it could easily be converted for neck HB and a SC bridge, or thee single coils.
With this SC/HB pickup combo you get 1) HB into series with OoP SC neck 2) HB in series w/ SC neck 3) HB 4) HB split
with a HB/SC combo (flip the switch) 1) HB split 2) HB 3) HB in series with SC 4) HB in series with SC OoP bridge
For three coils 1) Bridge>Mid>-Neck 2) Bridge>Mid>Neck 3) Bridge>Mid 4) Bridge
But then i noticed it didn't give the single coil option (neck pup in the dwg) Then noticed the neck pup is 'floating' on the blade switch. Meaning it's not connected to ground, or anything else half the time. Went with a simple neck on switch, and it turned into a neck/parallel switch instead. You need to interrupt the neck pickup before the blade switch and add it to the middle tabs on a p/p pot. Run the bottom tabs to the switch, and the top to the volume input and ground. With this p/p option, it's now 1) Neck 2) Neck 3) HB parallel w/ Neck 4) HB split parallel w/ Neck
Post by ChristoMephisto on Jun 28, 2012 8:33:03 GMT -5
Sorry about that, credit goes to Deaf Eddie for the layout.
Another mod for this is for Strats and other 3 coils, switch the Mid and Bridge (or Neck) around, and add a phase switch to the Mid and you got some decent tones at work. If you like your SOoP with a low cut, connect the negative of the neck to the opposite side if the 4 way, and bridge the tabs with a cap. Tried to get the HOoP with the 'neck only' p/p, but didn't happen.