Stew Posted June 20, 2005 Report Share Posted June 20, 2005 (edited) Hey, my friend just called me and said the guitar I built for him sounds funny. So I went over and checked it out. The guitar utilizes a 5 way selector Super Switch. He has two John Suhr DSV humbuckers which select in the following order: 5 = full neck humbucker 4 = split bottom neck coil, split top bridge coil 3 = both full humbuckers 2 = split bridge humbucker 1 = full bridge humbucker What we're hearing is: 5 = full neck humbucker 4 = split bottom neck coil, split top bridge coil 3 = sounds like split bridge humbucker, I'll need to do a screwdriver tap test to find which coil is being used. 2 = sounds split but tone does not match a split bridge humbucker like it should 1 = sounds same as #3 position Also #3 position lacks the honk that most middle position Tele's and Les Paul's have. So I'm wondering if maybe the bridge is splitting top coil on one position, then bottom coil on the other, removing the option of full bridge humbucker. What could I do to identify this problem? I'm not familiar with the 24 lugs on the switch to know how to correct. There should be a fuller, somewhat boosted tone coming from the #1, #5 positions, a somewhat Stratish tone out of #4, a Tele tone from #3 and a cross between a Tele/Strat bridge single coil tone from #2. But right now the neck #5 position is the only full humbucker tone, and darker to indicate it truely is the full neck humbucker position. Below is how the switch is wired. Could there be a possibiliy some soldering may be touching an adjacent switch tab and eliminating the full bridge humbucker signal? Plus he's complaining that the overall volume is weak and then while playing, all of a sudden the full signal kicks in and messes with the sound engineer. Grounding problem? Feel free to email me with any advice to problem solve (firstname.lastname@example.org). There are four groups of tabs on the switch, each group has 6 tabs; 1-5 for wire locations a the 6th is a ground tab. Could someone provide some answers as to what each group refers to and how the numbers represent certain options. I'm new to this concept of Super Switchs and have a limited knowledge with electronics. I'm used to Seymour Duncan simpleton diagrams. John Suhr provided this diagram to me and it took me about a month to figure out, what's considered wire crossings versus wire attatchment sites. I'm sure this is simple once I get past the mental block. Thanks for any help. My wiring diagram Edited June 20, 2005 by Stew Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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