No, not in that order and still preserve the other pole for tone circuit selection. It makes my head hurt just thinking about it, but I don't think that even using both poles will help.
The standard 5-way is really a 2-pole 3-way w/ two extra notches in the mechanism (hence the "notch" positions 2&4). It's really just a one of three selector w/ some "free" adjacent pole shorting (a make before break w/ a "rest stop" in betwixt).
The Stewart MacDonald Megaswitch "E" will do this intrinsically. You could also use a 2-pole 5-way (or a 4-pole 5-way).
Hey Randomhero. You can get all those combos except the middle+neck combo. If you reverse the bridge and middle wires on your 5 way youll get: 1middle, 2 mid/ bridge, 3 bridge, 4 bridge/ neck, 5 neck. This is free but I recently went and got a push pull pot for the volume and now I get all the original combos plus with the pot pulled I get the bridge/neck combo and all three at once. These are both very cool sounds and I highly recomend the mod. Try the free way first, the bridge/neck comdo is a great sound. I did mod number 2 on this page: www.stocklogic.com/nohum/. Let me know what you think Peace Damian.
Post by RandomHero on Jul 31, 2005 21:57:52 GMT -5
Actually, I think I like Damian's idea with a slight twist; I'll reverse the neck and middle leads. That way, the first three positions would act like a three-way, and I rarely use the mid pup with the bridge, so...
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Post by TooManyWires on Jul 31, 2005 22:24:35 GMT -5
Check out the hastings mod on the main GN1 site. It uses a standard strat switch and provides these combinations: N N+M NxB M+B B Where + is parallel, and x is series. It's a really brilliant mod. I've done it myself on a HSS super strat and love it.