rcpmturcocho I don't think so. If the Les Paul switch had a center off position, then you could. I usually don't like working with those switches (take up a LOT of space, the hole that needs to be drilled is the size of the National Debt). One good thing about that switch is that they can be taken apart or bent into a switching that you might want. (I have heard of this but have never done this). If you are looking for any kind of switch that can do what you want, you'll need a Single Pole Double Throw Center Off switch. I'll wait for your answer before I make any other suggestions.
Post by ijustwannastrat on May 2, 2010 11:09:30 GMT -5
Not to veer TOO far off topic, but I have never seen a DPDT switch that looks similar to a Gibson toggle. I think that the Gibson toggle is the best looking, but it seems a little useless in some situations...
Well, since we are talking about the Gibson toggle, I decided to draw a graphic:
It is a SPDT center on switch (and not a DPDT). Notice that both poles of the switch are normally closed. When you select the Bridge only option, you are not connecting the bridge pickup, you are turning the neck pickup off. In order to convert this to an SPDT center OFF switch, it would have to be changed so that both poles were normally open. Then there's the problem of changing it mechanically so that the switch "handle" would lock securely into place. I even attempted this by taking apart a Les Paul switch. I believe it would require too much reworking and it would be a lot easier just to buy an SPDT cener off switch.
Maybe thats a clue, but Id understand if it is hard to figure out the bit you need from those designs - see how you get on. A simpler module diagram may be needed to make it clearer, but I cant do that today - anyone know of one or can do one?