Black Beauty Middle Pup

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  1. Andrew J Betry

    Andrew J Betry Junior Member

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    I want the middle position of my BB to fire up all three pickups.... how is that done?? Thanks
     
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    thatF-INGflyingVguy Senior Member

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    DONT DO IT !!!! It will rip a hole in the fabric of both time and space .
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  3. Andrew J Betry

    Andrew J Betry Junior Member

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    .. Just seems goofy to have a beautiful pickup that doesn't work. The middle position USED To light up the middle And the bridge, but the shop re-did some soldering and now no-worky.
    I always like the idea of all three... Isn't that how Ace's are set up?
     
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    thatF-INGflyingVguy Senior Member

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    no ace only has the bridge wired middle and neck are not wired , and slammed down to the bottom .

    the best way to do this is to look at the explorer 3 wiring diagram but you will need 1 more switch . it will give you every possible combination
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    thatF-INGflyingVguy Senior Member

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    look at the pick ups
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  6. Andrew J Betry

    Andrew J Betry Junior Member

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    Thanks for the explanation... I didn't know. I'll drop the middle one down and out of the way.
     
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    Pflug Senior Member

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    I actually ended up rewiring the toggle switch on mine for "normal" bridge and neck operation g and have the middle "on" all the time- I blend it in or out with a volume pot. I have separate volumes for each of the three pickups with a single tone and push-pulls for all 4 pots giving a coil split option for each as well as phase change.

    My pickups are a Duncan '59 neck, Custom Custom middle , and Custom 5 bridge
     
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    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    fry Senior Member

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    I saw a recent video in which Ace said he only has the bridge pickup wired.
     

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