The difference here is that the two coils of the humbucker are at roughly the same place on the string. They should be indistinguishable - one from the other - when heard alone. In this case, it seems to me you could optimize your options by omiting one of the single coil positions.
Can't imagine what you would do with the other switch. A kill switch maybe?
Good point, I didn't think about the second single pos. It would be rather useless. I'm not really good at drawing up diagrams but I will give it a try (unless someone else wants to.) and see if I can get something useful done in M$ Paint.
To add more to this, I thought I would explain that this is just a guitar I am building out of spare parts for the purpose of trying different wiring out in it. Kind of a test bed. it houses 1 HB and 2 S (I dint have any spare singles except what came out of my strat and will one day go back in) So until I buy some spares, I am only working with the HB
Last Edit: Jun 21, 2006 0:43:36 GMT -5 by darkcyde
I intentionally left out that information as I know there are plenty of combos that can be done with the 5-way switch and a H-S-S combo and didn’t want that entering into anyone’s mind in their response. I only mentioned it because someone stated that the left over switch really couldn’t be used, so I added the information just to flush out the long term Ideas I have for it. I don’t plan to get 2 more single coils for it anytime soon, it will be a beater in my studio and not something that will likely get done anytime soon (other then the HB)
One of the reasons I was looking for a diagram of an HB on a 5-way is because I have herniated 2 disks in my back and they are keeping me doped up on Methadone. This is why I couldn’t reason out the wiring on my own. That is why I was hoping to find a pre-made diagram on it. With the Methadone, it makes it really hard to even do the basics let alone keep my mind on task to work out the wiring points on the 5-way
Thanks again for the welcome, I am glad I found this place, I have been building guitars on and off for about 15 years now and have never had a place (or group of people) to bounce ideas off of before. I really enjoy this board and hope that when I am off this mess, I will be able to contribute what I can.
Post by woodshedder on Jun 24, 2006 13:26:49 GMT -5
Achally, if your humbucker is one which has individually adjustable pole pieces, you can get significantly different tones by using one coil vs. the other.
For example, I have such a set up on one of my guitars, and I have one coil of the bucker with the pole pieces gradually raised higher as you go toward the top strings, and the other coil is normal. So I can definitely tell a difference between the two coils.
dang peta ppl :-) J/k unk. I like the People Eating Tasty Animals deal. been wanting to get that tee for a few yrs now. Sorry,about my rant but I moved to Washington state, home of the tree huggin hairy underarm women :-) gotta love those hairy legs in Berkinstocks. umm hmmm. tasty!! between that in the ppl that cant seem to be bothered with doing atleast the speed limit OR at the very minimum getting out of the left lane when they are not doing anything other then sitting beside someone else doing 45 in a 60. I have found that this isnt the place for me. cant wait to move back to the eastcoast. ;-) Ok, off my rant! thanks for the switch diagram, I wired it and it worked perfectly!! This is a great site!
P.S. if your from the westcoast and this doesnt apply to you, then dont take it personally, the people it was ment towards, if it hurt you then maybe you need to think before wasting other ppls time on the road! Just sayin.............. :-)