3 humbucker wiring challenge

5F6-A

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Let's see if the wiring experts here could raise up to the challenge.

Imagine that we want to have a 3 humbucker guitar with 4 controls and a 3-way toggle switch ( 3 vol and one master tone ).

Aesthetically it would look like a regular LP or SG but with an extra pickups sandwiched between the other two.

These would be the options.

Toggle up would be the neck pickup on its own. Vol pot and master tone. 50's wiring style.

Toggle in the middle would be middle pickup and bridge pickup in parallel but with INDEPENDENT volumes and master tone. Independent vol wiring would allow to turn one vol pot off leaving the other pickup sounding unafected.

Toggle down be the bridge pickup on its own. Vol pot and master tone. 50's wiring style.

We are talking regular two conductor wired pickups....

Anybody???
 

MrRhoads

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I think "AndrewFlour" did something similiar, brb gonna see were it can be
 

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I have a couple of useful ways that I like to wire up 3 pu LP's but they are not like what you have described here.
 

MrRhoads

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that'd be great Gustav!

I think AndrewFlour posted a wiring somewere, couldn´t find it in the wiring library...
It should be in the Tonefreaks or pickup section and could be related to T-Tops or Jimmy Page and maybe T-Top convertion of Gibson 490R pickups.
I´ll look more later right now i´ve got some valentine buisness to attend to;)
 

MrRhoads

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By the way, are we talking regular pots or are push-pull allowed to for this?
 

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plus this:

http://www.guitarelectronics.com/pr...-Way-Toggle-Switch-for-3-Pickup-Les-Paul.html


Just wire the third pickup to the unused pot in the diagram above.

for 50's just swap the cap to connect to the outside post, and ground the middle post to the back of the pot.

for independent wiring switch the yellow and red wires.

You get 3 independent volumes... one master tone.

The switch will be Neck only / All 3 / Bridge Only.


If you want anything more you'll have to go with push/pull pots or add some toggle switches in there somewhere.
and if you want to switch any of them from series to parallel you'll need 4 conductor wire pickups from the get go.
 

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I think the original 50’s Gibson 3 pickup wiring is the best option. It uses the 3 position toggle, but a special one for 3 pickups. You get neck with it’s own volume and tone; Middle and Bridge using Bridge Tone Control, and Bridge alone using bridge tone control.
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