#1
Is it possible to wire an HSH guitar with 3 way toggle switch? to select one pickup at a time?
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GEAR:
ESP MII CUSTOM
SQUIER STRAT
FENDER FRONTMAN 15

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#3
what is the difference?
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GEAR:
ESP MII CUSTOM
SQUIER STRAT
FENDER FRONTMAN 15

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#4
The LP switch is made completely differently. A detailed description of both types is in the wiring thread:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1019006
#5
A DPDT on-on-on toggle switch would work without the installation nightmare of the Fender switch.
Last edited by runriot_z28 at Dec 2, 2013,
#9
3 pickup toggle style switches exist. Gibson/Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty and 3 pickup SG G400s both use 3 humbuckers with a 3 way switch.
"Air created the greenness. And once you've got something, that leads to otherness." - Karl Pilkington.
Last edited by Lavatain at Dec 2, 2013,
#11
Quote by Invader Jim
That's a different kind of switch. It can't select each pickup individually. It only selects Neck only, Bridge only, or Bridge+Middle (out of phase).

I knew there was something funky going on with those 3 pickup guitars. Figured it'd have a way of selecting each one individually but obviously not.

Thanks a lot, I would've never solved that mystery myself
"Air created the greenness. And once you've got something, that leads to otherness." - Karl Pilkington.
#12
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/MTS-79/DPDT-ON-ON-ON-MOMENTARY-TOGGLE-SWITCH/1.html
so would something like this work if i wanted to be able to select each pickup individually?
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GEAR:
ESP MII CUSTOM
SQUIER STRAT
FENDER FRONTMAN 15

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#13
No, that one is momentary on each side. So if you toggle it out of the middle position, it won't stay.

That's what the (ON)-ON-(ON) terminology means. The parentheses mean momentary. you want one that just says ON-ON-ON, no parentheses. Plus that type is really small and I question its long-term reliability.
#14
so this is what im looking for?
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GEAR:
ESP MII CUSTOM
SQUIER STRAT
FENDER FRONTMAN 15

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GEAR:
ESP MII CUSTOM
SQUIER STRAT
FENDER FRONTMAN 15

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#18
Quote by runriot_z28
Sure it will. Jumper the mid/down terminal of pole 1 to the common of pole 2 on the switch. See attached.


can you do me a favor runriot and can you just explain this diagram so i know whats going on here?
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GEAR:
ESP MII CUSTOM
SQUIER STRAT
FENDER FRONTMAN 15

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#19
Sure, in the top and bottom positions, an on-on-on switch acts as you expect, with both top or both bottom terminals connected to the middle (common) terminals of each pole. However, in the middle position, pole 1 common goes to the bottom terminal, while pole 2 common goes to the top.

So logically the switch performs two decisions: (1) connect pole 1 common to neck pickup (top) or pole 2 common (middle/bottom). (2) connect pole 2 common to middle pickup (top/middle) or bridge pickup (bottom).
#20
i actually wanted to know what the blue x's mean and the dotted grey line. Sorry for not being clear, i just don't have the faintest idea when it comes to wiring.
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GEAR:
ESP MII CUSTOM
SQUIER STRAT
FENDER FRONTMAN 15

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#21
Oh, those are just part of the switch object in Visio. The X's are attachment points for connectors... I rarely use them because I don't like how it auto-routes the lines, but it allows you to move the shape around and the connectors stay connected. The gray dotted line is just a reminder that the two throws are physically connected.