I'm intent on using 5-position 4P5T rotary switches on some of my guitar modification projects. Due to the applications and guitars in question, I want to use rotary switches in certain instances rather than a 5-way blade style 'super switch'.
I've never wired a rotary switch switch before however. I need some help please. I'm having difficulty finding a easily understandable wiring diagrams online for my purposes.
I wish to know how to wire a 5-position 4P5T rotary switches to achieve the following:
Scenario A: configuration of a humbucker pickup - inner coil only - outer coil only - both coils, in series (i.e. normal humbucker mode) - both coils, in series but out of phase - both coils, in parallel
Scenario B: configuration of an aggregate style pickup (e.g. Seymour Duncan 'P-Rail'; Fender 'Triplebucker') - P90 only - single coil rail only - both, in series (full output) - both coils, in series but out of phase - both, in parallel
Scenario C: combining two separate pickups. - pickup #1 only - both pickups, in parallel (i.e. typical combination setting) - pickup #2 only - both pickups, in series - both pickups, in series but out of phase
Scenario D: combining two separate pickups, one of which is configured by a 4P5T rotary switch. same as scenario C
Scenario E: combining two separate pickups, both of which have a 4P5T rotary switch. same as scenario C
- the order in which the 5 permutations in each scenario listed is just arbitrary and doesn't necessarily represent the order I want to operate in.)
- yes, I want to achieve the same 5 permutations in each case. )
I did a search on this forum but I couldn't find any existing threads that were suitable.
If anyone here can help me, I should be very grateful.
As far as wiring goes, all five of these are exactly the same. You've got some of them listed in different order, but as you said the order really is arbitrary - just a matter of which lugs of the switch you use. I personally don't think you'll ever end up using the intra-pickup OoP options, but...
If you can find a superswitch version of any one of these, it's exactly what you need for all of them.
Last Edit: Nov 2, 2015 23:33:50 GMT -5 by ashcatlt