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Custom wiring diagram help - 3 mini hums, 3 vol, 1 tone, 4 way switch - inc blower

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    Re: Custom wiring diagram help - 3 mini hums, 3 vol, 1 tone, 4 way switch - inc blowe

    Originally posted by MrCDubya View Post
    Amazing! Thanks so much for this guys. Much appreciated. I'll report back once it's done.

    Might be a while as I started a project on an SG while we worked it out.

    Thanks again and watch this space!
    Glad to help! SDUGs an incredible way to share info.

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      A lot of people helped me out on this post so thanks. I finished the project a long time ago and thought I'd post back the finished results if anyone's interested.

      I went with the freeway 6 way switch. And although originally I went with the blower switch, I dropped it in the end. The 6 way gives plenty of versatility as it is and the extra blower slide switch in the pick guard was really fussy.

      The 6 positions cured 3 issues with tradition Firebird VII wiring (NM-NMB-MB) for my liking:
      1. The middle pickup is always on unless you use the volume control which doesn't allow quick changing.
      2. Having either neck or bridge only is not quick to achieve - as above
      3. Having neck and bridge together is also not easy to switch quickly

      Easiest way to cure the 2 issues above is to have traditional Les Paul wiring (N-NB-B) as well as the Firebird VII.

      So I wired the 6 way switch with effectively 2 parallel 3 way switches. One of the parallel 3 ways is Les Paul wiring and the other Firebird VII.

      With that - no real need for the blower switch as selecting the bridge only is dead easy. As is neck only. In fact the only position hard to select is middle only - which I can live with! So the switch works like this:

      N NM
      NB NMB
      B MB

      Images attached. I modified a Joe Bonamassa Treasure Firebird I for this project.

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      Last edited by MrCDubya; 04-08-2021, 09:20 AM.