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Master series/parallel switch
« on: January 15, 2017, 09:55:36 AM »
Hi everyone,

I've got a les paul style guitar which has the Jimmy Page wiring setup (2 coil taps, phase switch, master series switch). The series/parallel switch has a few major disadvantages - it only works in two pickup selector positions, the other position being a dead spot, and the volume controls act in a weird way (one is a blend, one is a master).

I've found a design on another forum that should fix both these problems but I'd like to get it right first time so I've drawn up my variation for people to check. It should wire both pickups in series and bypass the pickup selector switch so both pickups are always on when the switch is activated. Questions: Will it work? How will the volume controls behave in this configuration (normal parallel, and with switch activated)? And will it work if the tone controls are wired up as normal?

EDIT: pots in the picture are the two separate volume pots.

Thanks for your help.