Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: 5 way switch diagram for 2 humbuckers 1 volume, 1 tone help!

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Posts
    74

    Default 5 way switch diagram for 2 humbuckers 1 volume, 1 tone help!

    Hi,
    I am looking for a diagram that will work for: 1 volume pot, 1 tone pot, 2 humbuckers with a blade switch, preferably no push and pull just regular pots.

    According to the members the only one I see in the SD diagrams with a regular 5 blade switch it won't work they way I want.

    Ideally what I want is:

    Position 1: Neck humbucker
    Position 2: Neck split coil
    Position 3: Both humbuckers
    Position 4: Bridge split coil
    position 5: Bridge humbucker

    I'm assuming position 1 is the one pointing at the fret board and 5 the one aiming at the bridge. There is also the "super blade" option but the diagram in the SD doesn't tell me how it will switch, if you think it will work let me know. I found a couple of diagrams in guitar electronics.com but the graphics are a little hard to understand. Any idea of what diagram I should be looking at for what I want?
    Thank you!
    Last edited by Edward203; 02-17-2020 at 10:25 AM.

  2. #2
    Administrator Mincer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    Posts
    24,263

    Default Re: 5 way switch diagram for 2 humbuckers 1 volume, 1 tone help!

    I did a similar thing (and wrote a blog about it). It keeps all positions hum-cancelling, but requires flipping a magnet.
    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

    My Guitar, Gear, and Music Webpage

    Gear pics and more on my Instagram.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Posts
    74

    Default Re: 5 way switch diagram for 2 humbuckers 1 volume, 1 tone help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I did a similar thing (and wrote a blog about it). It keeps all positions hum-cancelling, but requires flipping a magnet.
    Thank you! I'm a beginner, I rather stick to the regular diagrams for now if possible. I may use the bridge or neck split coil once in a while but I just wanted to have the option since I'm rewiring everything.

  4. #4
    Super Toneologist Jack_TriPpEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The Reagal Beagle in Hippie Hell
    Posts
    1,033

    Default Re: 5 way switch diagram for 2 humbuckers 1 volume, 1 tone help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward203 View Post
    Thank you! I'm a beginner, I rather stick to the regular diagrams for now if possible. I may use the bridge or neck split coil once in a while but I just wanted to have the option since I'm rewiring everything.
    This diagram from GuitarElectronics.com would work for what you want to do. It requires a superswitch though. A regular 5 way blade cannot support the exact options you requested, without the addition of push-pulls or switches.

    If you reply with whatever questions you have about this diagram, I should be able to help you.

    Also, re: your earlier question about pickup selector switch positions 1 thru 5: Position 1 has the switch pointing towards the bridge, and position 5 has the switch pointing towards the neck. This diagram follows standard convention in that regard. So the desired options you listed in your first post are in reverse order. Neck only should be position 5 and bridge only should be position 1.


    https://guitarelectronics.com/2-humb...ume-1-tone-02/

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20200217_233920.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	41.5 KB 
ID:	103361
    Last edited by Jack_TriPpEr; 02-17-2020 at 09:07 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    Good diagram Shadowfire90, but it isn't what the OP wants.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Posts
    74

    Default Re: 5 way switch diagram for 2 humbuckers 1 volume, 1 tone help!

    Quote Originally Posted by kingswebe View Post
    This diagram from GuitarElectronics.com would work for what you want to do. It requires a superswitch though. A regular 5 way blade cannot support the exact options you requested, without the addition of push-pulls or switches.

    If you reply with whatever questions you have about this diagram, I should be able to help you.

    Also, re: your earlier question about pickup selector switch positions 1 thru 5: Position 1 has the switch pointing towards the bridge, and position 5 has the switch pointing towards the neck. This diagram follows standard convention in that regard. So the desired options you listed in your first post are in reverse order. Neck only should be position 5 and bridge only should be position 1.


    https://guitarelectronics.com/2-humb...ume-1-tone-02/

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20200217_233920.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	41.5 KB 
ID:	103361
    Thanks a lot! Is this the switch I need?
    https://www.philadelphialuthiertools...h-oak-grigsby/
    Last edited by Edward203; 02-18-2020 at 09:57 PM.

  6. #6
    Super Toneologist Jack_TriPpEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The Reagal Beagle in Hippie Hell
    Posts
    1,033

    Default Re: 5 way switch diagram for 2 humbuckers 1 volume, 1 tone help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward203 View Post
    Thanks a lot! Is this the switch I need?
    https://www.philadelphialuthiertools...h-oak-grigsby/
    Yes. Dimarzio also makes one, Part No EP1112. I believe Fender makes one, too.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    Good diagram Shadowfire90, but it isn't what the OP wants.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Posts
    74

    Default SD Diagram question: 2 HUMBUCKER | 1 VOLUME 1 TONE | 5 WAY BLADE (with coil split)

    Hi,

    This is my first attempt to re wire a guitar, I'm going from actives to the JB/59 4 conductors. I don't see the ground coming from the guitar bridge (floyd rose claw) in this diagram, does it matter much where it goes? Where should I solder it? I've seen the ground soldered to one of the pots in pretty much every diagram from Seymour Duncan, I guess they forgot or i don't see it

    Also does left or right matter? I don't know what side of the switch is what in the diagram.

    This is the switch I'm getting by the way: https://www.philadelphialuthiertools...r-oak-grigsby/

    Thank you!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	SD diagram 5 blade split coil.jpg 
Views:	9 
Size:	61.8 KB 
ID:	103389

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Posts
    74

    Default Re: 5 way switch diagram for 2 humbuckers 1 volume, 1 tone help!

    thanks, it won't fit, too big. I'm just going with the regular 5 way switch, I posted another thread. Thank you!!

  9. #9
    Administrator Mincer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
    Posts
    24,263

    Default Re: SD Diagram question: 2 HUMBUCKER | 1 VOLUME 1 TONE | 5 WAY BLADE (with coil split

    Merging with the other, exact same thread.

    The ground from the trem claw can just be soldered to the back of the closest pot. As long as all the grounds are connected, it doesn't matter which one you use.
    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

    My Guitar, Gear, and Music Webpage

    Gear pics and more on my Instagram.

  10. #10
    Super Toneologist Jack_TriPpEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The Reagal Beagle in Hippie Hell
    Posts
    1,033

    Default Re: 5 way switch diagram for 2 humbuckers 1 volume, 1 tone help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward203 View Post
    thanks, it won't fit, too big. I'm just going with the regular 5 way switch, I posted another thread. Thank you!!
    What was the reason you ruled out a push-pull pot to handle the coil-splitting? Was it the common concern that the required physical motion of pulling up on a knob can feel a little awkward while trying to maintain a steady strum? If that was it, are you aware of Fender S1 switches? With the S1, it is easier to use because you push it down to turn it On *and* to turn it off. The awkward 'pull' motion is eliminated.

    Here is more info:

    https://forum.seymourduncan.com/show...nder-S1-switch

    If that interests you, i could help you convert a diagram that calls for using a push-pull to an S1.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    Good diagram Shadowfire90, but it isn't what the OP wants.

  11. #11
    Super Toneologist Jack_TriPpEr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The Reagal Beagle in Hippie Hell
    Posts
    1,033

    Default Re: 5 way switch diagram for 2 humbuckers 1 volume, 1 tone help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward203 View Post
    thanks, it won't fit, too big. I'm just going with the regular 5 way switch, I posted another thread. Thank you!!
    Given your space constraints, there is 1 other superswitch option that is closer in size to a normal 5 way blade: The Ibanez VLX91 switch. Can be found on Ebay, maybe Reverb, maybe Rich at IbanezRules.com has some in stock.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20200220_024654.jpg 
Views:	8 
Size:	37.9 KB 
ID:	103390

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20200220_024711.jpg 
Views:	8 
Size:	78.4 KB 
ID:	103391
    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    Good diagram Shadowfire90, but it isn't what the OP wants.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •