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Praetorian
post Mar 29 2008, 01:05 AM
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I recently bought my first "real" guitar...a Yamaha Pacifica 012. So far I love it, but I have a question. Which pickup switch setting activates which pickups? Is all the way towards the neck all of the pickups?

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post Mar 29 2008, 01:12 AM
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Not sure about the switch you have there man but if it's a 3-way blade or toggle style switch then all the way towards the neck would be the "neck" p/u. Middle is neck and bridge, all the way back is "bridge" p/u.

This is if you only have a dual p/u configuration.


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post Mar 29 2008, 01:18 AM
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I don't know much about Yamaha but I'd guess it's like:

pos 1 - neck
pos 2 - neck + mid
pos 3 - mid
pos 4 - mid + bridge
pos 5 - bridge

so it's like the pickup activates is the one where the switch is at if you picture the five positions of the pickups (where a position in the middle of two activated both)



EDIT: And what Skennington says above if it's not a 5 selector and no push pull volume knob, I'm not sure on the model either, was just guessing it's a strat kind.

This post has been edited by MickeM: Mar 29 2008, 01:21 AM


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post Mar 29 2008, 02:19 AM
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Sorry about that...I should have been more specific! It is a 5 setting switch...and a single, single, humbucker setup.


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Look at MickeM's post, pos 1 would be all the way up or all the way toward the neck. Then pos 2...... on back to the bridge.

You can get some great tone's out of a SSH set up. never played a Pacifica but hope this helped ya man! smile.gif



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post Mar 29 2008, 02:41 AM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Mar 28 2008, 08:05 PM) *
I recently bought my first "real" guitar...a Yamaha Pacifica 012. So far I love it, but I have a question. Which pickup switch setting activates which pickups? Is all the way towards the neck all of the pickups?


What I do to be sure about which is plug into your amp and turn it up a bit, make sure your volume is all the way up on the guitar, and then at each switch position, tap the pickups with your pick. Just the pickups...keep the strings muted.

If you're not tapping too hard and the pickup is on, you'll hear the tapping through the amp and you won't hear it if it's off.

My Roadstar has a SSH configuration and a 5-way switch and it's set up nothing like MikeM posted below. I can never remember what all of the positions are, but position 1 is the neck and middle pickups.


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