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So after a few days of searching high and low for some wiring help on the net...I feel the need to just ask and see if someone here can help me out.

I want to do a really simple wiring. 2 Seymour HBs, 1 volume, 1 tone, 1 4P3T rotary switch to take the place of a standard toggle switch. No push/pull, nothing fancy. Does anyone have or can point me towards a wiring diagram of this? The rotary has thrown me for a loop as I've never wired one before.

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So after a few days of searching high and low for some wiring help on the net...I feel the need to just ask and see if someone here can help me out.

I want to do a really simple wiring. 2 Seymour HBs, 1 volume, 1 tone, 1 4P3T rotary switch to take the place of a standard toggle switch. No push/pull, nothing fancy. Does anyone have or can point me towards a wiring diagram of this? The rotary has thrown me for a loop as I've never wired one before.

So it would be three positions, Bridge, Bridge + Neck, Neck?

That will work fine. your rotary switch will probably have 4 inner lugs, one for each pole, and 12 outer lugs being 3 lug connections for each pole. You should identify which lugs connect to each pole, visually or with a meter. They should be the 3 nearest outer ones for each inner pole.

call the inner poles 1, 2, 3 and 4

call the outer lugs 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B....etc corresponding to three switch positions A, B and C

You only need two poles, so ignore half the switch

Wire your pickups: ground to guitar ground, bridge hot to Pole 1 and neck hot to Pole 2

run a wire that connects these four outer lugs, 1A to 1B to 2B to 2C and then to the volume control for output

thats it!

John

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