HSH super switch wiring diagram request!

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  1. BenEllerGuitars

    BenEllerGuitars Member

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    Hey chums! I've got a special request for a super switch wiring diagram on an HSH set of Duncans. Here's what I'm after:
    1: bridge series
    2: bridge parallel
    3: bridge split plus middle single
    4: neck split plus middle single
    5: neck series
    If anyone could help me out, I would dance at your wedding!
     
  2. tobereeno

    tobereeno Member

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    I've never done a series/parallel wiring before so can't help you there. But otherwise,

    1st pole - 1,2,3 bridge. 4,5 neck
    2nd pole - 3,4 middle
    tie 1st and 2nd pole outputs.

    3rd pole - the red/white tied together leads go here. 3 bridge, 4 neck. Output to ground.

    That gives you your positions 1,3,4,5. Wired like this, 2 would be the same as 1. Have no clue how to set up the parallel wiring, but you do have the 4th pole to work with.
     
  3. cardinal

    cardinal Member

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    Which coil of each pickup do you want active when split? I assume the slug coil of the bridge pickup? I've seen the neck pickup go either way, though I usually go with the screw coil. I'll try to sketch it out later this morning.

    EDIT: looks like Ibanez usually goes with either slug coil for hum canceling. Guess I'll go with that since most seem to want that.

    Just thinking about it in my head, this is tricky for me...

    Assume Dimarzios and poles A, B, C, D:

    A5: blank
    A4: neck red and green
    A3: bridge red
    A2: bridge red
    A1: bridge red
    A0: volume pot

    B5: blank
    B4: blank
    B3: ground
    B2: ground
    B1: bridge white and C2
    B0: bridge black

    C5: neck white
    C4: neck white
    C3: blank
    C2: B1
    C1: blank
    C0: A0

    D5: blank
    D4: middle hot
    D3: middle hot
    D2: blank
    D1: blank
    D0: A0

    Ground: bridge green, neck black, middle ground.

    Here's a quick stab. Need to trouble shoot it.

    Edit again: reading comprehension fail. You said Duncans. I'll redo it with the right colors when I'm off the train.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2015
  4. cardinal

    cardinal Member

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    Ok, for Duncans:

    Assume poles A, B, C, D. Resistors (R) has ends a and b.

    A5: blank
    A4: neck green and black
    A3: bridge black
    A2: bridge black
    A1: bridge black
    A0: volume pot

    B5: blank
    B4: blank
    B3: ground
    B2: ground
    B1: bridge red and C2
    B0: bridge white

    C5: neck red
    C4: neck red
    C3: blank
    C2: B1
    C1: blank
    C0: A0

    D5: blank
    D4: middle hot, R1a
    D3: middle hot, R1a
    D2: R2a
    D1: blank
    D0: A0

    Ground: bridge green, neck white, middle ground, R1b, R2b

    Use a 500k volume pot and it will look like 250k in Positions 2-4.
     

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