Two humbuckers and a super switch. What's the best way to do it?

Steven

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How to do it with all positions still humbucking? I would like to have one pos with as much "stratneck/middle" as possible but otherwise I don't really know? Pos 2 and 4 HB parallel? Do I need to reverse the magnet on one pup to still have humbucking when using like one coil from each pup?

Any good wiring schematics?

1. Neck HB series
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?
5. Bridge HB series

Any input would be highly appreciated since I´m not very good at the theoretics.
 

atquinn

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Suhr's stock HH wiring scheme is great. Gives you neck split, both humbuckers and neck and bridge split.
 

Fusionshred

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I don’t know the wiring but like the way Ibanez does it:

1) neck HB
2) neck parallel
3) both HBs full on like LP
4) the inside coils of both PUs
5) bridge HB

This gives you hum cancelling on all positions; the 3 main LP positions; a lighter neck pos tone with the PU in parallel; and a very slinky, Stratty tone in pos 4 that is like a strat in N/M.

Scroll down to the diagram:
https://www.ibanez.com/usa/products/detail/rg652ahm_02.html
 

J Factor

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I don’t know the wiring but like the way Ibanez does it:

1) neck HB
2) neck parallel
3) both HBs full on like LP
4) the inside coils of both PUs
5) bridge HB

This gives you hum cancelling on all positions; the 3 main LP positions; a lighter neck pos tone with the PU in parallel; and a very slinky, Stratty tone in pos 4 that is like a strat in N/M.

Scroll down to the diagram:
https://www.ibanez.com/usa/products/detail/rg652ahm_02.html
Yep, so much this. The neck in parallel gives a fantastic clean tone, and this setup is useful in all positions. In fact, after picking up a few Ibanez HH guitars with this setup, I plan to rewire my HSH this way and ditch/ignore the single.
 

rjpilot

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I’d go with a three way switch
Bridge humbucker
Both humbuckers
Neck Humbucker

1 volume
1 tone
1 High pass filter (either push pull tone, or it’s own dedicated pot)

This is on the Reverend sensei. It’s damn near perfect.
 

2HBStrat

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The Fender Big Apple 2 humbucker wiring is about the best I've tried, and seems to be really similar, if not exactly the same, to the early PRS's with the rotary switch, and some of the early 90's Ibanez Prestiges....
Position 1.....Bridge Pickup in series (like a Les Paul)
Position 2.....innercoils of both pickups in parallel (very Stratish)
Position 3.....Bridge and Neck, both in series (like a Les Paul)
Position 4.....Neck pickup split (good sound but not noiseless)
Position 5.....Neck pickup in series
 


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