fookgub Posted May 9, 2008 Report Share Posted May 9, 2008 I'm building a 3 pickup Strat-style, and I've been struggling for a while to find simple, no-fuss way to add the Tele "outside pickups in parallel" sound to it. An idea finally occurred to me last night, and I thought I'd share it. It's really simple, but I've never seen anyone do this before. Using a standard 5-way Strat switch and a DPDT to swap the neck and middle pickups, you can have the following combinations: Normal: 1. Neck 2. Neck+Middle 3. Middle 4. Middle+Bridge 5. Bridge "Tele": 1. Middle 2. Neck+Middle 3. Neck 4. Neck+Bridge <-- this is the extra combo I wanted 5. Bridge There are still some issues with this kind of switching, but it seems far more intuitive to me than having a switch that adds the neck or bridge pickup to whatever combination is selected. Plus it avoids having to buy a fancy and expensive "mega" switch. Any comments? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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