savage94
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I got a double neck kit for Christmas but it doesn't have any instructions for wiring . It has 3 toggle switches and 4 humbuckers how would i wire this.
MT in Austin
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It is wired like two separate 2 HB guitars with a toggle in between them.

Wire each "guitar's" output to the toggle then wire the toggle to the output.
That way you should be able to have guitar 1, guitars 1 + 2 and guitar 2 accessible.
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It has one output and one of the toggle switches is to choose either 12 or 6 string
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Then the guitar switching toggle switching goes between the pickup selection toggles on each "guitar" and the volume/tone section.
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Do you have a diagram for this because i am a bit confused.
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Quote by MT in Austin
Then the guitar switching toggle switching goes between the pickup selection toggles on each "guitar" and the volume/tone section.

You can wire it in many ways. Personally, I would have a master volume and tone for each neck and so the 3rd toggle is the 'last' in the chain so it goes right before the output jack so that the output can be selected from each neck.
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Here's one:



SW3 is the "guitar switcher". It goes between the volume/tone section for eah "guitar" and the output.

The guitar is set up so that each "guitar" has a master volume and tone.

There may be other ways to do it but I'd have to experiment to figure them out.

I've probably confused the matter more than helping.
Sorry.
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^ Yeah that's the way I would wire it also.
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How would i wire the pots. Thanks for the info i was really confused . now i am just a little confused
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Use that to wire up both necks of the guitar, and then connect the outputs to the 3 way and then run the wire from the three way to the output jack.
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WTF. sorry do you have any simple diagrams.
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^ That one is nice and simple

Your humbuckers probably only have two wires coming out though. One is hot, one is earth. Usually black for earth and white for hot.
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sorry i just cant understand it. too bad they dont have guitar wiring for dummies
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12 string pickups \
----------> 3 way toggle--------->output
6 string pickups /
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There is only one output and 3. 3 way toggle switches
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Quote by savage94
There is only one output and 3. 3 way toggle switches

12 string pickups - 3 way - master 3 way
6 string pickups - 3 way - master 3 way
master 3 way - output