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4 pickup wiring?

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So, I had a really ambitious idea with a guitar I'm building. The body style is similar to X shaped guitars, and I was going to have four pickups in an X shape (offset so that each guitar string is covered by at least one of course) and use tone/volume knobs to blend the output like some basses do instead of using a typical selector. Now, I am thinking it will have 4 volume potentiometers (one for each) and then perhaps 2 tone to adjust the tone for two each.

Now, I realize this would require a lot of soldering and likely be a massive headache to construct, but is it doable? Any suggestions on my idea? What to change?

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In my head I'm envisioning a g&l z coil split with volumes on each leg.  It should be doable it would wire like a LP with independent volumes in the middle position

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Another option is two blend pots feeding one volume pot each.

If you want the ability to do tone control on two pickups at once without cross-feeding the other two pickups you'll have to use dual gang pots.

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