I am having a difficult time finding a EASY diagram that shows how to wire up a H-S-S so that all pickups can be on at the same time. Will having them all on at the same time require me to use a push-pull, a super switch, or toggle switches ? I was hoping to just use 1 vol - 1 tone and a basic 5 way switch. Please any help with this needs to be more diagram type and not to schematic type..if that makes sense...or even just direct me to a site with diagrams. The SD website shows diagrams for guys with my skill level but they don't have the setup I am looking for.....here's what I need. I just want the switch to be... 1. Humbucker only 2. Both single coils only 3 All pickups on
Post by ChristoMephisto on Feb 11, 2008 10:01:55 GMT -5
Add a 'neck on' switch and you have all the options you asked for. Put the 5-way at mid+bdg, and flick the switch, all pups are on. If you don't want to drill a hole in your pickguard, replace a pot with a push/pull pot.
Would the S-Duncan diagram "Switch for Bridge pickup" be the same thing?? It uses a push-pull at the volume pot..although it shows 3 S-Coils in the diagram instead of a H-S-S, does that matter? Also I plan on using a Golden Age HB with 2 conducter with a ground, does that also matter?? Thanks a lot for the replies.
It's been said before, but I'll reiterate. The standard 5-way switch is really a 3 position switch with in-between stops. Positions 2 and 4 are parallel combinations of the their two adjacent positions.
I'm sure it's possible to get the three options you've requested, but you'll be giving up some other options. It would, however, be more like:
1- Humbucker 2 - All pickups 3 - Both Singles 4 - ? 5 - ?
Position 4 will depend on what you choose for 5, and will likely end up redundant. This might also require some re-thinking of your tone controls.
Yes the "Switch for Bridge Pickups" would do it. If you prefer to make it neck on, just connect the neck pickup through the switch instead of the bridge.
And no, doesn't really matter that it's a humbucker, except that when you combine it with one of the singles you'll still get that single's hum. Um, that's kind of a strange sentence, but it's true...