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MDV

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« on: September 28, 2005, 07:33:05 PM »
I have an HSS (see sig) guitar with a five way wired perfectly normally at the moment.

What I want to do is this:

Position 5: neck
4: Neck and middle
3: Middle
2 Neck and middle in series
1: HB.

Can it be done?

If so, how?

Thanks in advance.

Edit: and yeah the Irish's are RPRW: I could wire it as an HB no problem, I know (and have in another guitar) but I dont want to sacrifice either sc for it. I wouldnt mind losing pos. 4 though.

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005, 08:57:11 PM »
Yes it can be done.  You need the 4-pole 5-way switch from Stewart MacDonald (http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electronics,_pickups/Components:_Switches_and_knobs/Super_Switch.html  I know you can get it from Bare Knuckle too, but I couldn't find it on the web site.

In order for this to work properly, you will need the middle pickup to be RWRP.

Vol goes to Tab 0 pole 1
HB red goes to Tab 5 & 4 pole 1
Neck Single white goes to tab 2 & 1 pole 1
Middle white to tab 0 pole 3
jumper tab 4 pole 3 to tab 4 pole 1
jumper tab 3 pole 3 to tab 3 pole 1
jumper tab 2 pole 3 to tab 2 pole 2
Neck Single black to tab 0 pole 2
ground tab 1 & 3 pole 2
ground HB black and middle black

pole 4 is not used
So many pickups, so little time

MDV

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005, 09:20:37 PM »
You, sir, are the man.

Thanks alot!

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2005, 04:04:58 PM »
Sorry, this is HB & middle in parallel in pos 4.  To change it take the HB only to tag 5, the neck white adds tag 4 (both pole 1), and also ground tab 4 pole 2.  This is neck and middle in parallel in pos 4.
So many pickups, so little time

MDV

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2005, 04:20:50 PM »
Got it done. Thanks for the help.

This is a great tone. Really suprising: I expected a shred maniac sound, especially with much of it coming from the middle position, I expected the extra highs to cut through.

Instead I've got a really full robust, girthy but totally clear dirty sound and a clean tone with enough space in it for a game of football!!! I love it.