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post Apr 7 2016, 03:44 PM
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There's two Seymour Duncan splittable humbuckers in my guitar and I have an import 5-way switch (8 pins) lying somewhere around. Would it be possible to do this wiring ?
1-Neck pickup
2-Splitted Neck pickup
3-Both pickups
4-Splitted Bridge pickup
5-Bridge pickup
If it's not possible I'll just install push-pull pots, but I'm curious to know if it can be done that way.
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post Apr 7 2016, 05:26 PM
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It sounds very close to the way that an Ibanez dual humbucker with 5 way switch is wired. Have you taken it to a Luthier or are you going to try this yourself? Here is a pic for further illustration smile.gif
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There's two Seymour Duncan splittable humbuckers in my guitar and I have an import 5-way switch (8 pins) lying somewhere around. Would it be possible to do this wiring ?
1-Neck pickup
2-Splitted Neck pickup
3-Both pickups
4-Splitted Bridge pickup
5-Bridge pickup
If it's not possible I'll just install push-pull pots, but I'm curious to know if it can be done that way.



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post Apr 7 2016, 05:55 PM
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http://www.guitarelectric.eu/schematy/Przy...RG3120.gif.html

If I remember right this should give the neck split. With the wiring Todd shared these are your 2 options, if you want more versatility then yes you'll need parts.

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post Apr 7 2016, 07:26 PM
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Mertay's diagram is closer to what I'm looking for, but it wouldn't give me the bridge split. The other one I saw was this one :
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f9ewYOvCexw/UJ95...n_HH_mod_02.jpg

It's almost what I'm looking for, but it splits both pickups in the neck position. Not sure how it would sound, but I think I'll go that way until I can find a super switch. Then I'll try to do this.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/leof.../2Hwith5way.gif

And Todd, yes I'll be attempting the mod myself. I'm still learning, but it's something I really enjoy doing!

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post Apr 7 2016, 09:05 PM
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In that case, how about wiring it up like a 5 way ibby and then putting coil taps on each humbucker with a push pull volume knob so you can get your final single coil option at the last position ? smile.gif

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Mertay's diagram is closer to what I'm looking for, but it wouldn't give me the bridge split. The other one I saw was this one :
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f9ewYOvCexw/UJ95...n_HH_mod_02.jpg

It's almost what I'm looking for, but it splits both pickups in the neck position. Not sure how it would sound, but I think I'll go that way until I can find a super switch. Then I'll try to do this.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/leof.../2Hwith5way.gif

And Todd, yes I'll be attempting the mod myself. I'm still learning, but it's something I really enjoy doing!



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post Apr 7 2016, 10:02 PM
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This is very hard for a beginner but its what I use; http://www.seymourduncan.com/wp-content/up...SPL_1TppSPL.jpg

Imagine the p-rails to be humbuckers, you can split any coil+use them parallel or serial. And to be honest split bridge PU's sound sucks smile.gif


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post Apr 8 2016, 01:27 AM
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I've seen this setup before and folks seem to love it! Gives a single and double vibe. A guy named ALLAN MARCUS does it and it sounds great. Here is his facebook with some examples.

https://www.facebook.com/allanmarcusS7G


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This is very hard for a beginner but its what I use; http://www.seymourduncan.com/wp-content/up...SPL_1TppSPL.jpg

Imagine the p-rails to be humbuckers, you can split any coil+use them parallel or serial. And to be honest split bridge PU's sound sucks smile.gif



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post Apr 8 2016, 02:01 PM
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My plan was not using push-pull switches, but it seems to be the easier way. I find the switching easier if you want to go from let's say, full humbucker bridge to splitted neck.

Those P-Rails looks amazing however. So many possibilities!

I'll test if I can get a parallel wiring for the bridge pickup, maybe it will sound better than just the splitted pickup.
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post Apr 8 2016, 07:43 PM
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Thought just like you before deciding to make that wiring but the thing is if you don't play live or switch much its not a deal breaker. Recording is very fun, with all the sound options to experiment.

Prail reviews are very mixed, I guess its a love-hate thing.


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