Jimmy Page Switching and Wiring Information

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  1. Brad Scott

    Brad Scott Supporting Member

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    What's involved in converting a standard LP to Jimmy Page wiring for all the split-coil combinations? Are there preferred pickups or wiring diagrams for this?

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    You need four conductor pickups and four push/pull pots. I've done a couple of these and I map out and mark where I've been as I go so I don't get confused. Here's one version:

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  3. Brad Scott

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    Is it a special selector switch, or the standard 3-way?

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    If you haven't already done so, you should check out the June issue of "Guitar Player" magazine (Slash on the cover). The "Shop Talk" section (p.184) has a discussion of the Page wiring.
     
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    There is a ton of info out there re: diagrams,just GOOGLE.
     
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    http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=jp_style

    you have to use pickups with 4 conductor cables. And remember you will have a big volume drop when you go from humbucker to “singlecoil” – so donĀ“t get disappointed (I did, until I learnt to live with it a play more with the volume knop).

    I did it in a 335 (with 4 on-on switches instead of the push/pull). it’s cool, but I had to learn quit a bit how to use it properly. It’s a lot of switching, when going from one thing to another.

    and yes - you have to use a normal 3 way switch.
     
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    Standard three way toggle - all the "magic" is in the push/pull's.
     

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