oh yea i forgot to ask is that the infamous "superswitch" ?
Yeah, more or less, that's the one.
What's different is only that 6 of the terminals (making up one pole) are on one side of the wafer, and the remaining 6 (the second pole) are on the opposite side of that same wafer. Repeat for the next wafer, and you have 4 poles, with 5 throws.
In what we ordinarily call "the superswitch", all 12 terminals are on side of the wafer. Obviously it makes no real difference, electrically speaking, it's only a matter of how easy it is to manufacture the device, and/or how easy it might be to wire it up. I can think of no reason that Gibson chose a switch like this, except may price, but again, it's no problem, the switch functions as advertised.
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Post by 96telesrule on Sept 3, 2007 14:54:04 GMT -5
thanks for the info you have proved most helpful in my posts ;D but have you ever seen any mods done to these guitars ..... .... with the superswiitch there should be something i could do i know some models came with a push/pull volume but i dont know for sure what it did .....
Post by jayquackenbush on Sept 3, 2007 21:06:09 GMT -5
I used to play in a band with a guy who had a nighthawk with the "Peter Green mod" that you see on Les Pauls sometimes. basically it involves a magnetic phase reversal on the neck pick up that is done by flipping over the magnet in the neck coil. seymour duncan describes the whole thing here: www.seymourduncan.com/support/faq/seymours-q-a/5175/
it sounded pretty good, but if you do it you might screw up some of the hum cancelling selections in the stock wiring since the coils that are selected won't have the same magnetic polarity anymore.