SG Custom 3 pickup switch

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  1. joshua kaplan

    joshua kaplan New Member

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    Is anyone geeky enough to have a graphic of the pickup switch in a 70's SG Custom with 3 pickups ?

    Not a picture, but the kind of symbol you would find in an electronic schematic.

    My switch has six wires connected to it, and 5 blades which make/break contact as the selector is toggled. I don't know if this is an SPDT/DPDT/?P?T kind of switch, which would make it easier to describe in a schematic.

    Any ideas ?
     
  2. Bad Penguin

    Bad Penguin Well-Known Member

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    No idea why it comes out so dark, but here you go. Enlarging it will help you see it.
     
  3. joshua kaplan

    joshua kaplan New Member

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    thank you so very much
     
  4. LindSky

    LindSky New Member

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    It's a transparent GIF image and the forum's backgroud is blackish so it shows through.

    I saved it to jpg :)


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  5. Rasher

    Rasher New Member

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    Hmmm. I am completely incompetent with circuit diagrams, so can I ask: does this mean the centre position has the middle and bridge out of phase? I have a 61 Custom which is not OOP, but I think it may have been re-wired. A friend had a '58 LP custom which WAS OOP in the centre position.
     
  6. Bad Penguin

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    No, not out of phase at all. It just sounds that way, due to the closeness of the coils, or some crap like that.
     
  7. Von Trapp

    Von Trapp Well-Known Member

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    If your interest comes from a desire to wire a 3-pickup guitar I can recommend wiring it as a regular 2-pickup with the middle on a separate volume. That way you can chose any pickup combo you like as well as use the switch as a kill switch.
     

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