May 19th, 2012, 04:45 PM
This is an All Parts MIJ on/on switch. It has 9 lugs as you can see and I'm having a hard time finding any wiring diagrams for this switch. I'd appreciate any help you guys could offer on this thing.Thanks
btw I am going to use it for coil splitting
May 19th, 2012, 06:01 PM
That appears to be a 3PDT. Is it an on/on/on, or an on/off/on? In either case, what you have is in effect 3 separate switches in one body, lined up parallel to the direction the switch moves. What are you trying to accomplish with it?
May 19th, 2012, 06:28 PM
voodoo got it right. To add a little more specifics...
The middle row has the commons. They're always active. Throw the switch one way, and the upper row is connected to the common. Throw it the other way and the lower row is connected.
Coil splitting is easy. Follow the diagram for your pickup. When you're done wiring it, you'll have a hot (+), a ground (-), and two wires soldered together. To run in single coil mode, you need to connect those two wires you soldered together to ground. (On Duncans it's the red & white wires.)
Connect those two wires to one of the common lugs. Connect upper lug of that switch to ground. (Or the lower lug, depending on how you have the switch oriented).
So, when the switch is "on," the two wires will be connected to ground. When the switch is "off" they won't be connected to anything.
If you have 2 humbuckers, you can actually connect both pairs of wires to the same common lug, but it's easier to use a different common.
May 19th, 2012, 06:41 PM
May 19th, 2012, 06:59 PM
thanks a lot guys, it's definitely getting clearer... but the thing with this switch is that it only has 2 throws
May 19th, 2012, 07:06 PM
May 19th, 2012, 07:16 PM
seems these switches are used more for effects pedals than guitar wiring.
thanks again guys, i feel like i can make it happen now:smile: