What is the ultimate wiring for 2-single and 3-single instruments?
I mean the ability to combine all the ways parralel/series switching and in/out-of-phase.
Talking about two singles, it's not so difficult. On the attachment there is an example with fender mustang switches (in phase, off, out of phase) for each pickup and one switch to choose series/parralel. Could you please review the diagram.
The quest begins with three pickups. There is a wonderful diagram here: www.1728.org/guitar2a.htm . There are all ways for 3-pickup parallel switching, the same for series. But I'm not sure there are all ways for out-of-phase. There is an option: Neck and Bridge in Series and Out of Phase. But there are no Neck and Bridge in Parallel and Out of Phase. There is also an interesting: Middle Pickup In Parallel with Neck and Bridge in Series. I'm not sure there are no other way to combine series & parallel. What do you think about it? Is there a diagram for ultimate switching with three pickups? Thank you.
1728.com belongs to our friend Wolf, who is a long-time member here. You can take the diagram he drew with the 4pole toggle and one phase switch, and add more phase switches. You end up with something like this:
That will get any combo of 1,2 or 3 pups, all in series or parallel, with phase control.
But if you really want everything, theres another slew of combinations which are not covered, where you take all three and put two in parallel, then one in series, or two in series and one in parallel, then play phase change games! Getting some or all of those starts to blow out the switching requirements, though you will see some attempts in our schematic section. Multiply sgain, for partial versions where coils are connectef or bypassed via caps or resistors. It all makes guitar wiring a very interesting study. The real trick is to pull out the gems with a reasonably practical switching and avoid the duff sounding ones. But its also fun to create a guitar with a heap of switches in order to explore for yourself
I think it is possible to add two phase switches and it will be the ultimate...
That's a good find, I'd forgotten about that design. Acording to what it says on the packet, it should do what you seek. It appears to have been built, but we have no formal check on it, If I was you, I'd trace through a few settings to see if you believe it, since those switches are a bit pricy.