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2 Volume (no Tone) 3 Way Toggle


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Copy this layout, minus the tone controls.

http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/stockgibson.php

I can't think of a way to wire a Les Paul switch with the middle position as "off". Every solution I think of would ground the signal at all times, which would suck. :D:D

A little advice... personally, I wouldn't bother with two seperate volume controls, as I only use a volume control to turn the guitar off, which is what you want with the kill switch...

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Copy this layout, minus the tone controls.

http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/stockgibson.php

I can't think of a way to wire a Les Paul switch with the middle position as "off". Every solution I think of would ground the signal at all times, which would suck. :D:D

A little advice... personally, I wouldn't bother with two seperate volume controls, as I only use a volume control to turn the guitar off, which is what you want with the kill switch...

wouldnt a switch like this work http://www.banzaieffects.com/Miyama-3PDT-o...e-pr-16270.html ?

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This is pretty basic and easy wiring.

If you do this with a switchcraft type "leaf" toggle, you need the one for 3pickups, or put another way, the one that has three leaves per section, not two. Those act as independant no/nc switches per switch half.

In the middle position, you use pickup on the COM connection to ground thru the NC connection. In the "on" position (either side) one switch is still grounding out the pickup while the other has pickup (on the COM connection) to the NO connection, which leads to the pots end. The other end of the pot is grounded, and the wiper goes to output (both pots wipers are connected to output, and like Gibson's wiring, you'll get no volume of one pot is turned "off").

Use some caution, as some of the 3 pickup switches are a two leaf side and a three leaf side. That wont work. Both sides need to be three leaf. If you cant find a dual 3 leaf switch, just get two mixed types, and switch the halves (easy). You'll end up with what you need, plus a "normal" toggle as leftover.

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