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    Default 3 pickup 3-way toggle switch bridge/middle/neck

    So I've added a pickup to my PRS and want to change the toggle switch so that I can get:

    1.Bridge
    2.Middle
    3.Neck

    I know that this is possible with only one switch as I have seen it done before, and I'm even fairly certain that I've found the right switch for it (essentially a dpdt switch the size of a lp toggle), however, I was talking to my friend who used to do a bit of guitar wiring and he said that you needed to do odd wiring on the pots for it - I've currently got 2volumes & 2 tones, and was gonna change to 3 volumes and a master tone, and just have the volumes wired before going to the switch, and the master tone between the output of the switch and the jack.

    can anyone see a problem with this? I haven't really been able to find anything online about this specific wiring set up - all the three pickups with a toggle switch i've found usually have something along the lines of bridge/bridge+middle/neck or bridge/middle+neck/neck, where I really just want each pickup individually - I don't have much use for the other tones

    The other question I have is that if this would work, does anyone have a line on switches like this that aren't at a right angle? I'd rather not route out the back of my guitar as I don't have any guides for the router

    https://www.ebay.com/p/1761446243

    Any help would be appreciated!

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    Default Re: 3 pickup 3-way toggle switch bridge/middle/neck

    Quote Originally Posted by piblock View Post
    Well I'll be... learn something new everyday. It's not even my thread, but I appreciate that one.
    I think I took a wrong turn in Albuquerque...

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    Default Re: 3 pickup 3-way toggle switch bridge/middle/neck

    Quote Originally Posted by piblock View Post
    ah yeah i tried one of these - there was the slight problem that i could just never quite get behind them in terms of the mad variety in such a small place and kept shifting to the wrong position!

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    Default Re: 3 pickup 3-way toggle switch bridge/middle/neck

    Does your PRS use a toggle or a blade switch?
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Default Re: 3 pickup 3-way toggle switch bridge/middle/neck

    A standard DPDT on-on-on switch will do it. Wired like this: (Add the red jumper.)

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    https://www.wdmusic.com/electroswitc...s-details.html

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    Default Re: 3 pickup 3-way toggle switch bridge/middle/neck

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    A standard DPDT on-on-on switch will do it. Wired like this: (Add the red jumper.)

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    https://www.wdmusic.com/electroswitc...s-details.html

    Ah that's beautiful - exactly what i'm looking for

    cheers dude!

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    Default Re: 3 pickup 3-way toggle switch bridge/middle/neck

    You're welcome.

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