Tried, true, subtle and viciously beastly. (Thank you John H!) However those 4PDTs take up some control cavity landscape that a couple of these HH bods appear not to accommodate. I will still try to wedge the HBD in these, but there a 60% chance I will abandon that idea. I could get the switch arrays in, but it would crowd out fat-finger space on the outboard knobs and switches. Still have to play the thing, after all.
So as a fall back I would like to explore the challenges and options for a different array.
My first build ever, many years ago, and before I found GN2, used DPDTs - on.on.ons for each humbucker, giving local series, single, parallel for both the neck and bridge pups. Long ago I discussed these and John found them too "fiddly" but I still have the guitar I tried them on and they are ok.
Topside the configuration would look something like this:
Operationally it would look like:
I started a wiring diagram but exceeded my skills there in mere minutes.
I believe I remember something about the Neck single North and Bridge single south combo would be non-humbucking. And of course the Humbucker / single coil combos would be partially non-humcancelling.
Could I beg for some help? Purty Please? Unless this already exists somewhere on the site, of course.
Last Edit: Jul 9, 2010 14:47:30 GMT -5 by Runewalker
My first build ever, many years ago, and before I found GN2, used DPDTs - on.on.ons for each humbucker, giving local series, single, parallel for both the neck and bridge pups. Long ago I discussed these and John found them too "fiddly"
Did I say that? how rude of me!
Anyway... Your idea is not so different to the HDB and JPLP designs, apart from the use of the on/on/on switches. The wiring with the tone pots, volume pots and main toggle and series/parallel switches would be very similar. At the pickups, wiring like this would be needed:
What you lose with the on/on/on switch system is the chance for the seperate coils of the humbuckers to be selected, to optimise hum cancelling in and out of phase. A north and a south coil, one from each pup should be humcancelling in-phase if the pups are the same, so the only loss is hum cancelling in oop mode, with two single coils selected.