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djobson101

Wondering About Toggle Switch Options

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I've gotten a little curious after seeing one of these on a Carvin. If I understand correctly, this is the setup that comes on the entry level bolt kit guitar, there are 3 single coils, with the controls a master volume, master tone, a 5 way switch and a toggle switch.

Now, what I think it does, is enable you to combine the bridge pickup with any of the other positions on the 5 way. Is this how it works? I'm asking because I have a cool idea, but not sure if it would work.

I will be using a guitar with a H-S-H configuration - a couple of stock (Epiphone) Firebird humbuckers, and in the single position I have a SD Hot Rails. If I were to attempt to wire it in the same way that the Carvin's are (and if what I heard about that toggle switch function was true), could I have it set so that it's like this - the hot rails is wired to the bottom (bridge) position on the 5 way switch, and is able to be used with either of the two other humbuckers via the toggle?

Thanks, any advice is greatly appreciated

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so you would have on the switch

1. m

2. mb

3. b

4. bn

5. n

then the middle on a toggle?

personaly i would do a three way switch. with the middle on a toggle if thats the setup i wanted.

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I actually do have a spare 3 way. Would that be easier to wire up that way? Also I've never seen how the toggle switches work in guitar wiring. Would you have to solder it directly to the volume pot?

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i would do it as a standard 5-way blade switch with the toggle or push/pull adding the neck (or bridge) in any position

this gives:

neck

neck/middle

middle

bridge/middle (bridge/middle/neck)

bridge (bridge/neck)

(use toggle switch to turn neck pickup on)

using a 3-way switch doesnt let you have all the individual pickups settings... and this set-up feels intuitive because the 5-way works just as you would expect

its called the 7 sound strat mod and here is a helpfull PDF

http://www.singlecoil.com/docs/7sound-strat.pdf

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Also, what type of toggle should I buy? An on/on?

on/on works absolutely fine, as does on/off but i never have them around

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