Pretty cool auto-split wiring...

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Pretty cool auto-split wiring...

Post by WillBJammin » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:05 pm

So I have a stagemaster with a H-S-H(mini rails) setup, a 5 way switch and a mini toggle. When I bought the guitar, the mini toggle (which is on/on/on) was set up with (do nothing/do nothing/activate neck humbucker). I didn't like this setup, so was able to rewire the switch to (both humbuckers series/neck humbucker split/neck+bridge humbucker split). I've never wanted to have my neck pickup in humbucking mode with the bridge in split mode, so this made awesome sense. It basically turns the guitar from Ibanez RG HSH wiring, to Strat HSS wiring, to Strat SSS wiring. This wiring won't suit everybody, but it definitely suits me.

Here is the end result of the combinations of the mini toggle and the 5-way.

In mini-toggle position 1, this is what the 5 way does:
1 Bridge Hum
2 Bridge Inner Coil and Middle
3 Middle
4 Neck Inner Coil and Middle
5 Neck Hum

In mini-toggle position 2, this is what the 5 way does:
1 Bridge Hum
2 Bridge Inner Coil and Middle
3 Middle
4 Neck Inner Coil and Middle
5 Neck Inner Coil

In mini-toggle position 3, this is what the 5 way does:
1 Bridge Inner Coil
2 Bridge Inner Coil and Middle
3 Middle
4 Neck Inner Coil and Middle
5 Neck Inner Coil

It is wired exactly like this diagram, but instead of a push pull (on/on) activating both coil taps at the same time, i get to tap only the neck first before tapping both with an (on/on/on) switch.
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Re: Pretty cool auto-split wiring...

Post by sixstring » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:18 pm

What? scratch_head
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Re: Pretty cool auto-split wiring...

Post by leftykramerguy » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:15 pm

^ this scratch_head
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Re: Pretty cool auto-split wiring...

Post by WillBJammin » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:51 am

The 3 way mini toggle changes the pickup config from HSH to HSS to SSS and the 5 way continues to work as it would in guitars with those pickup configurations.

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Re: Pretty cool auto-split wiring...

Post by _xxx_ » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:59 am

I don't see the 3-way mini toggle above :poke sounds interesting though.

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Re: Pretty cool auto-split wiring...

Post by WillBJammin » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:13 am

I wrote in the original post that instead of using a push pull pot like in the diagram, i used a mini toggle. So in the diagram, pretend that the push pull pot is an ordinary pot, and the push pull part shown in the picture is a mini toggle (on/on/on).

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Re: Pretty cool auto-split wiring...

Post by KickstartMyHeart » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:09 am

Okay. Somewhat strange for a first post but anyways: Welcome.

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Re: Pretty cool auto-split wiring...

Post by _xxx_ » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:39 am

WillBJammin wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:13 am
I wrote in the original post that instead of using a push pull pot like in the diagram, i used a mini toggle. So in the diagram, pretend that the push pull pot is an ordinary pot, and the push pull part shown in the picture is a mini toggle (on/on/on).
on/on/on would be three positions, thus it was a bit confusing.

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