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Forum Ringside => Tech => Topic started by: optilude on February 13, 2021, 11:10:44 AM

Title: Off the deep end: Triple Shots and two push-pulls
Post by: optilude on February 13, 2021, 11:10:44 AM
So: I have a PRS SE Custom 24 with a pair of Abraxas in it. Lovely. It has two push-pull pots (tone and volume) and a three-way switch.

I experimented with wiring the push-pulls to both coil split and parallel-coils on each humbucker, and couldn’t quite decide what I liked, so I went waaaay off the deep end and ordered a pair of Seymour Duncan Triple Shot pickup rings. If you’re not familiar with these, they are pickup rings with tiny switches on them and a small PCB that you stick to the bottom of the pickup and wire all five pickup wires to. The switches then let you choose between standard series humbucker, parallel humbucker, slug coil or screw coil. Out of the PCB comes three wires (start, finish, ground) which then go to your normal tone/volume/switch pots.

Since I had the two push-pulls, I found a wiring diagram on a forum (can’t find the link!) like the attached. So now, one push-pull is phase reverse and the other puts both pickups in series or parallel.

I think this gives me 72 different combinations. Which is mad. But kind of fun too.

But I’m wondering if there’s a better way to wire the push-pulls. The way it works right now is that if the series/parallel push-pull is pulled (i.e. two pickups in series) then I get the same sounds with the pickup selector on bridge or middle, and no sound at all in the neck position (I guess “kill switch” = 73rd sound....).

Curious if there are other schemes that might make sense. Maybe some way to make that a “direct out” option bypassing the pots entirely? Or at least some way to make it make sound...