Here is what I am wanting to do; neck-->N, N-B, M, M-B, B -->bridge
Couple of questions. First, do you insist that those combinations be in that particular order?
Second, when you say "N-B" and "M-B", how are these to be connected? I ask because we often have folks use the "-" sign to denote 2 pickups connected out-of-phase.
In general, our convention here (not necessarily used elsewhere) is to use "+" to denote a parallel connection and " * " to denote a series connection. In any event, are these in series or parallel? In phase or out?
We don't get many inquiries about the so-called "half Superswitch", and I doubt there's anything with that switch in the archives here. But we can help with a diagram once we know exactly what you want.
Hi Newey, Thanks for taking a look at my noob thread, just got back to the computer.
Yes in that order from neck pos to bridge. It's basically just a Strat wire job, but with the old neck&middle position being; neck&bridge. The idea is to keep the tone of the neck/bridge combo as the Tele has, but use the other positions the same way as the 5 way Strat.
If I keep them in this order then I won't be confused during gigs flinging the sector around, know what I mean?!
John did reply to an email of mine quite awhile ago and sent a couple diagrams and offered his most expert advice. Alas I had a harddrive crash and lost most of that. I did find a diagram that I think I saved from him. I'm posting it here for you to check out.
After I counted the tabs this switch looks to be the "so-called" super 5way I bought, is it? BTW; why do you say So-called? Just curious bro, teach me ;D
When you have time let me know what you think of the diagram and if this is not it..etc..
Thanks for the welcome, I really appreciate it. Cheers - Douglas
That will work, assuming your switch is as follows:
C 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1 C
Which it should be, although I've never actually held one of these in my hands.
I said "so-called 'Half Superswitch'" because that's basically what it is, a Superswitch (4P5T) cut in half (2P5T). I think the late ChrisK called it that here first. "Single Layer" Superswitch is also equally descriptive; the true Superswitch has 2 layers.
I have colored the 2 poles in the diagram above for clarity. It also assumes that the neck is "position 1", but the numbering is really arbitrary, so long as both poles are numbered the same way.
Thanks for the feedback, really appreciate it. Now I get it, I considered the full switch but I read a lot about space issues in the control cavity, and anyway I didn't need that many options. Cheers....!