#1
Ok, so I'll be getting an HSH strat-style guitar. I'll be putting in a DiMarzio PAF Classic in the neck, DiMarzio Chopper in the mid, and a Kent Armstrong Motherbucker in the bridge. What I'd like to do with these pickups, is have lots of switches to be able to have as many possibilities with sounds as I can get. I don't know too much about wiring, I've only moved a few pickups in and out of guitars, but nothing with switches. I've mapped out an idea of what I'd like in terms of switches and the things they'll be doing.

For the PAF Classic and the Chopper, I drew out that I'd have three switches each: a Series/Off/Parallel, Coil N/Humbucker/Coil S, and In phase/off/out of phase.

For the Motherbucker, I drew out having 9 switches: Hum N/All 4/Hum S, In phase/off/out of phase, series/off/parallel; North Hum: Coil N/Hum/Coil S, in phase/off/out of phase, series/off/parallel; South Hum: Coil N/Hum/Coil S, in phase/off/out of phase, series/off/parallel.

I'm also going to add an onboard preamp, I'm just not sure which one. I'm between the SRV Exciter and the Clapton Mid Boost.

My questions are: Would this be possible? and What switches would I need? and How would I go about wiring all of this?

Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
#2
u'll find the switch info here:
http://guitarelectronics.zoovy.com/category/wiringresources.1wiringdiagrams.humbuckerwiringmods/

and don't get GFS preamps. they're rubbish. I had the Clapton Mid Boost, and its the worst $30 i ever spent.
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#3
Really? That's very disappointing to hear. Any suggestions for what I could do instead of it?

I've bookmarked that site a while ago, but I'm not sure how I would wire all of those switches like that; I can understand wiring one. I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to wiring things.
#4
keep your guitar passive. those preamps cause hiss. and i know you wouldn't like it. i didn't.

you could make your own booster, but that's up to you. its not an easy project for a beginner to pedal building to make a booster fit in a guitar cavity.

you should invest in a booster 'pedal' that goes in ur signal chain.
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#5
Quote by VoiceOfTheSoul
Ok, so I'll be getting an HSH strat-style guitar. I'll be putting in a DiMarzio PAF Classic in the neck, DiMarzio Chopper in the mid, and a Kent Armstrong Motherbucker in the bridge. What I'd like to do with these pickups, is have lots of switches to be able to have as many possibilities with sounds as I can get. I don't know too much about wiring, I've only moved a few pickups in and out of guitars, but nothing with switches. I've mapped out an idea of what I'd like in terms of switches and the things they'll be doing.

For the PAF Classic and the Chopper, I drew out that I'd have three switches each: a Series/Off/Parallel, Coil N/Humbucker/Coil S, and In phase/off/out of phase.

For the Motherbucker, I drew out having 9 switches: Hum N/All 4/Hum S, In phase/off/out of phase, series/off/parallel; North Hum: Coil N/Hum/Coil S, in phase/off/out of phase, series/off/parallel; South Hum: Coil N/Hum/Coil S, in phase/off/out of phase, series/off/parallel.

I'm also going to add an onboard preamp, I'm just not sure which one. I'm between the SRV Exciter and the Clapton Mid Boost.

My questions are: Would this be possible? and What switches would I need? and How would I go about wiring all of this?

Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

Your guitar will look hideous with that many switches. And some of those sounds aren't even really musically useful. Yeah, they're "different," but at some point it's excessive and stupid rather than bolstering creativity and providing useful variety.
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Your guitar will look hideous with that many switches. And some of those sounds aren't even really musically useful. Yeah, they're "different," but at some point it's excessive and stupid rather than bolstering creativity.

That's the point of Punk, for the guitars to look as good and wierd as possible. I've seen guitars with a ridiculous amount of switches before, but they don't usually all work, they're just there for show.
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That's the point of Punk, for the guitars to look as good and wierd as possible. I've seen guitars with a ridiculous amount of switches before, but they don't usually all work, they're just there for show.

That's stupid.
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That's stupid.
Yes it is. What's your point?
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#9
I just want a lot of sounds available to me, and I kinda like the look of a lot of switches. Would anyone be able to draw a wiring diagram for all of that?
#11
Make a switch labeled "Magic and MORE MAGIC"
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#12
One of my friends had that exact idea for a guitar he wanted to mod; he's a huge fan of switches and ****, and he wants to have switches with lots of random names, and that was one of his exact switch ideas.