Post by bendmire88 on Nov 14, 2007 18:53:26 GMT -5
Hi everybody! ;D I've recently pimped out my 2 hum Ibanez GAX75, i turned it into a 3 hum monster with a vol tone and coil splitter for each Pup. I'm happy with everything except the selector, i'd love to put a 4 pole 6-position rotary switch in it but i cant find a diagram for what i want. Here's what i want to do... 1.n 2.nm 3.m 4.mb 5.b 6.nmb Can anyone help me out?
But if i had my druthers, i'd screw that chimpanzee!
and there are many rotary switches available. Fortunately, most are open frame, meaning that one can visually observe the switching action. You should also have a digital multimeter. Wiring without one is like driving with your eyes mostly closed.
So, "assign" one pickup to each pole. A pole is the terminal that makes contact with the other 6 terminals in each section as the switch shaft is rotated. There are 4 sections, most likely two per wafer. It is also likely that the bottom wafer works identical to the top visible wafer.
Observe which terminals are contacted in the positions that you desire. For each pole assigned to a pickup, connect the applicable terminal to the output buses (the pickup pathway to each volume pot).
It should look something like this;
Combinations: 1.n 2.n+m 3.m 4.m+b 5.b 6.n+m+b
Neck pole: 1. to neck volume pot 2. to neck volume pot 3. 4. 5. 6. to neck volume pot
Middle pole: 1. 2. to middle volume pot 3. to middle volume pot 4. to middle volume pot 5. 6. to middle volume pot
Bridge pole: 1. 2. 3. 4. to bridge volume pot 5. to bridge volume pot 6. to bridge volume pot
Extra pole: ?Maybe different caps for tone control depending on the combination?
As I had said, since there are a plethora of rotary switches about, drawing a specific diagram requires info about a specific switch.