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  • Set of P-Rails, 2 Mustang DP3T Slider Switches 8 lug ON-ON-ON

    I'm attempting to wire a set of P-Rails where I have a Mustang DP3T Slider Switch for each pick-up sliding between Rails /Humbucker in Series /P-90 modes.

    What I'd like is One OUTPUT be dedicated to the Rails only mode. A separate OUTPUT for Humbucker and P-90 Mode.

    The information DP3T switches is oddly difficult to find.

    May I ask for some of you more experienced members to help?

    The switches I am using are 8 lug ON-ON-ON DP3T Slider Switches from Switchcraft.
    Last edited by jagstangcustom; 01-26-2021, 03:42 PM.

  • #2
    The slide switch translation is fairly easy. Like this:

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ArtieToo View Post
      The slide switch translation is fairly easy. Like this:

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      Thank you ArtieToo, I seem to lack the skill to configure the switch in a manner where I can establish a separate Output when in the Rail mode from when the switch is in Humbucker and P-90 mode. It's twisting my melon.

      My desired outcome from the switch is this:

      Rail Mode : OUTPUT A

      Humbucker Mode: OUTPUT B
      P-90 Mode: OUTPUT B

      I've been starring at this chart hoping the answer will come to me.

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      • #4
        When you say "Output A" and "Output B", are referring to what goes to the mono output jack? Or, what goes to the 3-way?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ArtieToo View Post
          When you say "Output A" and "Output B", are referring to what goes to the mono output jack? Or, what goes to the 3-way?
          I plan the output of the rails to go a separate volume and tone pots than that of the humbuckers and p-90.

          The wiring would be from the switches to the pots to the 3 way switch and then on to the mono output jack.

          each rail -> switch -> Volume pot A 250k -> Tone pot A 250k-> 3 way switch -> output jack
          humbucker mode + p90s -> switch -> Volume pot B 500k -> Tone pot B 500k-> 3 way switch -> output jack
          Last edited by jagstangcustom; 01-27-2021, 05:52 AM.

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          • #6
            So, with the switch in one position, the "Rails" will go to a vol/tone pot. (Let's call that pots "A".) Then, with the switch in another position you have series humbuckers going to pots "B". And with the switch in another position, the P-90's also go to pots "B" ?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ArtieToo View Post
              So, with the switch in one position, the "Rails" will go to a vol/tone pot. (Let's call that pots "A".) Then, with the switch in another position you have series humbuckers going to pots "B". And with the switch in another position, the P-90's also go to pots "B" ?
              Exactly
              Position 1 would be Rails only to Vol and Tone Pots A
              Position 2 would be Rails and P-90 in series humbucker mode to Vol and Tone Pots B
              Position 3 would be P-90 to Vol and Tone Pots B

              *edited with correct pot labels*

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              • #8
                Weird. I like it.

                Let me chew on this. I've got a couple of customer guitars to get out today, but I'll see what I can come up with. Slowly.

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                • #9
                  I think I have it.

                  Using the numbering in the diagram above:
                  7: OUTPUT A 8: BLK Wire tied to OUTPUT B
                  5: RED Wire In 6: Ground tied from 4
                  3: WHT Wire In 4: Ground Jumped from 1
                  1: GRN/BARE Wires In 2: RED Jumped from 5
                  In this example:
                  Position 3 yields a connection from RED to OUTPUT A while grounding OUTPUT B (RAIL MODE)
                  Position 2 ties RED and WHT leaving BLK to OUTPUT B (HUMBUCKER IN SERIAL)
                  Position 1 GROUNDS WHT AND RED leaving BLK to OUTPUT B (P-90)

                  Does this look right?
                  Last edited by jagstangcustom; 01-27-2021, 12:16 PM.

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