Post by Carlos Sanz on Mar 4, 2021 10:10:54 GMT -5
I don't know if this simple switch has been sugested before. If so, administrators please delete this.
This simple switch (that can be incorporated into any 3 pickups guitar) would work as a "Telecaster Mode" switch. In any position of the Pickup selector, when you activate this switch, the guitar would go into a Bridge+Neck combination.
I think this may be specially usefull for Strats of any kind and for HSH guitars. Nonetheless, this "Telecaster Mode" would be a little noisy if you don't have noiseless pickups.
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I can see the switch diagram ok, thanks for posting.
So operating the switch cuts output from the 5-way, and also combines B with N and sends that to the output.
One issue if using a normal 5-way may be that although the 5-way output is cut off, it is still combining B with M or N with M in positions 2 and 4, so in those settings, M will also come through mixed with B and N when the new switch is added.
A more common way to switch in the B+N sound is with a Neck-on or Bridge-on switch.
Oh, what a failure of mine! Thank you for your reply, John.
I guess this is unusefull compared to the Gilmour mod. In order to make my design, a 4PDT could be used, then. Neck and Bridge could be stopped from going to the selector when the switch is activated with a 4PDT.
I'll draw it when I have some spare time, just for the shake of completion. But taking into account that 4PDT switches are not found attached to guitar pots (with the notable exception of the expensive Fender S1), I consider this design a failure.