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    Can anyone help me with a diagram for this wiring? I don't know if it can be done easily with a standard 5 way switch or if I need to use the Super Switch. I'm ok at soldering but I need a diagram to help me wire them up

    HSH with 4 Conductor Humbuckers

    The layout of the controls will be Volume pot, On/Off Switch (To Coil Split Both Humbuckers) then the Tone Pot

    The switching positions are slightly different:

    1) Bridge (Humbucker)
    2) Bridge (Humbucker) & Middle
    3) Bridge & Neck (H & H)
    4) Neck (Humbucker) & Middle
    5) Neck (Humbucker)

    Then I want to be able to flick the on/Off switch and coil Tap both Humbuckers at the same time so it now acts like SSS

    Please help!! I'm stuck without a diagram
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    Default Re: Custom HSH Wiring 1 vol 1 tone & 1 On/Off Switch to Coil Tap Both Humbuckers

    Welcome to the forum!

    You can't do this with a regular switch, but you can with a Super Switch or MegaSwitch model E.
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    This one will almost do what you want.

    HSH switching (neck, neck+mid, mid, mid+bridge, bridge) or SSS switching (neck, neck+mid, mid, mid+bridge, bridge) depending on the position of the dpdt switch. The only thing that you wouldn't get is the middle of the 5 way switch would be single coil, rather than bridge+neck.
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    Default Re: Custom HSH Wiring 1 vol 1 tone & 1 On/Off Switch to Coil Tap Both Humbuckers

    Thanks very much, if it had the on/off switch (for coil splitting both Humbuckers) instead of the 2nd Tone pot it would be perfect. I'll see if I can figure it out somehow. Great for my drawings collection.

    Many thanks for taking the time to reply

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    Default Re: Custom HSH Wiring 1 vol 1 tone & 1 On/Off Switch to Coil Tap Both Humbuckers

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post



    This one will almost do what you want.

    HSH switching (neck, neck+mid, mid, mid+bridge, bridge) or SSS switching (neck, neck+mid, mid, mid+bridge, bridge) depending on the position of the dpdt switch. The only thing that you wouldn't get is the middle of the 5 way switch would be single coil, rather than bridge+neck.
    That's great thank you, I wonder if there's a way to get the Bridge & Neck option with this 5 way switch or if I need the Super Switch. Thanks very much for your reply

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    Default Re: Custom HSH Wiring 1 vol 1 tone & 1 On/Off Switch to Coil Tap Both Humbuckers

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post



    This one will almost do what you want.

    HSH switching (neck, neck+mid, mid, mid+bridge, bridge) or SSS switching (neck, neck+mid, mid, mid+bridge, bridge) depending on the position of the dpdt switch. The only thing that you wouldn't get is the middle of the 5 way switch would be single coil, rather than bridge+neck.
    This is probably a stupid question but can you have an option of Bridge Humbucker with Middle singlecoil or Neck Humbucker with Middle Singlecoil?

    Thanks - sorry I know just enough to be dangerous!

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    Why are you using this wire color code? Why not the Duncan wiring color code?
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Default Re: Custom HSH Wiring 1 vol 1 tone & 1 On/Off Switch to Coil Tap Both Humbuckers

    QUOTE=kenpo2001;4422564]Can anyone help me with a diagram for this wiring? I don't know if it can be done easily with a standard 5 way switch or if I need to use the Super Switch. I'm ok at soldering but I need a diagram to help me wire them up

    HSH with 4 Conductor Humbuckers

    The layout of the controls will be Volume pot, On/Off Switch (To Coil Split Both Humbuckers) then the Tone Pot

    The switching positions are slightly different:

    1) Bridge (Humbucker)
    2) Bridge (Humbucker) & Middle
    3) Bridge & Neck (H & H)
    4) Neck (Humbucker) & Middle
    5) Neck (Humbucker)

    Then I want to be able to flick the on/Off switch and coil Tap both Humbuckers at the same time so it now acts like SSS

    Please help!! I'm stuck without a diagram[/QUOTE]

    Not only would you need a super switch to do what you want, but you would also need custom pickups specifically wound and wired to do a coil "tap". However, it would be no problem at all to do coil "splits" with any standard pickup.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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