pmcguitars Posted July 12, 2010 Report Share Posted July 12, 2010 hi guys, been a long time follower of the forum and it has inspired me to build my own guitar and im stuck on the electronics. i modified my last guitar to brian may pickup scheme, and condensed the standard 6 switches into 3 on/on/off switches and it worked great i was able to achieve all the brian may settings. but now the guitar i am building is a bit more complicated. i am using a bareknuckle nailbomb pickup in the bridge a bareknuckle mississippi queen in the neck and i also have a single coil sustainiac sustainer in the neck also. what i am looking to achieve is individual on off switches for each pick up with phase switching and in a second row of three switches i would like to be able to switch the pickups in between series and parallel, using the first 2 switches to switch the bridge and neck in series and parallel and use the final switch as an overall kill switch for the guitar. i know there will be repeats in the guitar sounds which is why i am using the final switch for a kill switch instead of a series/parallel switch for the sustainer. i want to be able to achieve all these sounds as well as a coil tap, and this is where it gets complicated, i have figured out how to wire the on/phase/off and series/parallel switches but i would also like to coil tap the bridge humbucker to achieve single coil sounds and for an added bonus be able to phase shift the two pickups inside the humbucker so they are in series but out of phase with each other to give that half cocked wah wah sound i can get with the brian may setup of bridge and middle pickup on and out of phase. pull the coil tap with the bridge on and it goes into single coil mode, flip the phase switch and it turns both coils back on but of phase. and on top of this i need all this to function as well as the sustainer circuit, sustainiac provided me with a diagram on how to wire the guitar with two humbuckers and individual on switches but not on how to do all the other complicated stuff. sorry for the poor explanation on all this, to be honest the coil tap is not as important the other stuff but it would be cool to have all the tonal possibilities within the guitar. so quick breakdown of desired controls 3 on/on/off switches for the 3 pickups a bottom row of 3 switches for the series/parallel stuff and the kill switch 1 volume / 1 tone either of these can be the push/pull coil tap and the final 2 mini toggles that run the sustainer thanks to everyone who helps with the project Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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