P-Rail wiring approval

dbconley

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I'm wiring a single P-Rail "hot bridge" pickup. I've taken a pic of my wiring board with the components installed and wires "Painted" in where I think they should go and I'm wondering if my wiring is correct. I'd appreciate any advice :fingersx:

  1. I'm using a mini toggle selector switch (on/off/on) for the pickup modes.
  2. 500K push/pull for series/parallel operations (when in humbucking mode).
  3. Another mini toggle switch (on/on/on) for a two capacitor tone control with middle position to have no effect. I've seen diagrams showing a 1M ohm resistor (to silence popping) and a 270K resistor for a slight cut. However, I'm not sure of the resistor placement/orientation on this tone switch.
 

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Richard Irons

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I can confirm that your on/off/on toggle connected to the P-Rails looks good. As for the rest of it, I just can't see what's going on. It'd be better if you made a diagram.
 

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buy some crocodile clips. You can buy a bag of them form Radio Shack for about $2.

Use the croc clips instead of wires, if it works, solder wires where the clips were.

Simple.
 

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I had P-Rails a few years back and tried the Push-Pull method with ill results. I ended up buying Triple Shot rings and it solved my problem. I suppose the Liberator would serve the same purpose.
 

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You can also check on the Seymour Duncan forum---some good help there.
 

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It took me a week, but finally got everything to work as planned. My one voiced guitar now has 12. :hyper:
I really should've created an electrical schematic first instead of the point-to-point drawings. That would have saved some troubleshooting time.

I'm pleased with the overall sounds from this pickup. I've attached some pics of the project.

buy some crocodile clips. You can buy a bag of them form Radio Shack for about $2.

Use the croc clips instead of wires, if it works, solder wires where the clips were.

Simple.

I have a "pair" of clips on one piece of wire..lol. More of them would've been nice for sure.

You can also check on the Seymour Duncan forum---some good help there.

I spent a lot of time this past week re-reading this post.... P-Rail wiring simplified? - Seymour Duncan User Group Forums and here...Wiring Diagrams - Seymour Duncan

I had P-Rails a few years back and tried the Push-Pull method with ill results. I ended up buying Triple Shot rings and it solved my problem. I suppose the Liberator would serve the same purpose.

I thought about the Triple Shot rings, but was determined to use my brand-new mini toggles and push/pull pot...lol.
 

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