I have seen the 1728.com page and am looking for something similar but am not getting the signal when I try and do separate cuts... I believe it is when I add the series is my confusion...
Did you already wire your guitar according to a specific diagram from 1728.com (our member wolf's website, BTW)? If so, which one? In order to help, we'll need to know what you have wired now.
The major issue is how to wire two DPST for the taps and also have them work in series.
This can certainly be done, but you may need more than just DPDT on-on switches to accomplish it. I'll let others weigh in on the best way to accomplish this.
Is your three-way pickup selector switch a std. Gibson-style toggle, or a lever switch like on a Tele?
Also,should the series/parallel switch operate only when the 3-way is in the middle, two-pickup position, or should it override the 3-way so that flipping the series/parallel switch to "series" gives you both pickups in series regardless of the position of the three-way selector? (You may be forced to pick "override" on this issue, depending on switch selection.)
It is a normal gibson style 3way -- I would like the series/parallel to work in all positions bridge/middle/neck positions which I assumed this diagram does?! I assume the phase reverse I want to add in only works in the middle position though...
Last Edit: Oct 13, 2013 22:45:38 GMT -5 by lyle1231
The phase reversal switch will be a module on one pickup, wired first after the pickup. It will operate in both series and in parallel, but you are correct, only in the middle position of the 3-way.
The diagram you are using has only the one coil-cut switch. How did you implement the other coil cut switch? This is what I meant when I said I'm not sure you can do this with just DPDT switches. For series wiring, the ground of one of the two pickups has to be "lifted", in other words, it has to be switched from being attached to ground (for the parallel wiring)to being attached to the other pickup (for the series). The coil cut operates by grounding one coil of each pickup, so you can't simply put two of those coil cut switches into the mix when in series- you can't use the series/parallel switch to "lift" the ground if it's already grounded through the coil-cut switch.
One coil-cut switch with the series/parallel is fine, though (as wolf has shown it). The other pickup becomes the one to have the ground "lifted" for the series setting.
The way out of the dilemma is more robust switching- more poles. In the alternative, it might be possible to have the coil cuts operate only when the pickups were in parallel- the series setting overriding the coil cut switches. But that limits your switching selections, and I'm not real sure that's doable anyway- I'd have to put pen to paper, which I can't do at the moment (bed calls . . .)
Wolf explains you can use a single throw -- I am not sure if he meant two separate ones or just one... I am looking for help with a new diagram - I am a noob at wiring for sure! I am a civil engineer and have some knowledge of circuits from physics3... That is all though lol!