Hardtailed Posted July 23, 2004 Report Share Posted July 23, 2004 I'm finalizing wiring on my Yamaha RGX621D that I rebuilt. It now sports two humbuckers (Duncan Custom and Jazz). The custom only has 1 connector (had to repair it with what I had on hand) while the Jazz still has 4 connectors. I don't care much for split bridge humbuckers anyway, but I do want to have a serie/parallel option for the neck pickup. What I'm working with: 5 way switch and 2 500k pots with push/pull DPDT switches. One important thing is I want to be able to easily bypass the tone/vol pots with the bridge humbucker (one reason is I use my guitar's volume control to control gain level since my amp is a fairly simple Marshall 50 watters). So I came up with this concept: - Run neck HB through push/pull switch (tone pot) first to switch between parallel and serie - Connect neck HB hot lead to pole #1 on the 5 way switch - Connect bridge HB hot lead to pole #2 and #3 - Connect common from 1st side to common from 2nd side - Connect pole #3 on the 2nd side directly to the output - Connect pole #1 and #2 on the 2nd side to the volume and tone circuitry, and then to the output. If I understand correctly, I'll get the following sounds: 1- Neck humbucker with volume/tone active (serie unless otherwise selected by push/pull) 2- Neck and bridge humbucker in parallel with volume/tone active (neck HB serie unless otherwise selected by push/pull) 3- Bridge humbucker with volume/tone active 4- Bridge humbucker with tone active, volume out of the circuit 5- Bridge humbucker, volume/tone completely out of the circuit This way I can lower the volume to get a clean bridge HB tone on position 3, and then switch to nasty distortion easily. Or I can go to a bright bridge HB tone to a mellow neck HB tone (with the tone rolled off) without needing 2 tone pots. To this sounds correct? Any better ideas? Plus, anyone has an idea of what I could do with the 2 push/pull switch? I though maybe phasing, but that may be difficult since the bridge HB only has 1 connector. Could I switch the ground and the lead coming out of the 1st push/pull with the 2nd push/pull to switch the phase of the neck HB instead? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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