February 3rd, 2007, 12:17 PM
I'm modifying my Tele a little. Instead of the 3-position switch, I'll be using a blend pot to control the relative volume of each pickup. I'll be using 4 treble bleed caps that I'd like to select with a 5-position switch (with one position not using a cap). I'm looking for a 5-position switch that has 5 discrete positions, rather than the Strat-type switches that select discrete and paired pickups. Playing around with such a switch, it is not apparent to me how to get 5 discrete positions--but I'm not an expert in such things.
February 3rd, 2007, 03:31 PM
You want to use a Super Switch (see link)
February 3rd, 2007, 04:28 PM
February 4th, 2007, 12:14 AM
"Sorta perfect," for me -- can part of this be wired to behave like a standard 5-way switch? Some short wire "bridges" between poles, for example, so you get that effect on just PART of the switch? I was planning on using one of these for my upcoming project, but I figured I'd have to shave two of the wipers down to get discrete settings on two of the poles. Ideally, I need that on two poles, with the other two behaving as nomally (or else, I'll have to re-think a big part of the wiring diagram).
The "instructions" page for that switch has a lot of good info on it, BTW. That's one of the things I really love about Stew-Mac, the plethora of instructional materials they make available.
February 4th, 2007, 12:28 AM
You can definately bridge the two sides of the switch. There are four discrete sections. You can use just one section or bridge any combination you'd like. I have a wiring diagram I got from Jerry Jones which allows you to get the very cool neck/neck+bridge in series/middle/middle+bridge in series/bridge. This diagram has all sorts of bridging going on.
February 4th, 2007, 02:02 PM
Cool, I may have to look for that! I was looking at doing something with the "Craig Anderton" ("Anderson?") mod listed elsewhere on this site, but I've been thinking about how to do it. Trouble is, I've got a couple extra bells & whistles I want to work in there, and I need some extra lugs to pull it off. Ideally, I was hoping to be able to pull it off with only two of the four sections, leaving me two whole sections untouched for me to experiment with.