March 3rd, 2007, 10:40 AM
Can a 4 way switch be wired so that the series setting is out of phase
and the parallel setting is in phase without an additional out of phase
Thanks in advance
March 3rd, 2007, 01:45 PM
I couldn't say -- probably using a Super-Switch and a degree of planning, but with a simple push-pull pot, you could have all four possible combinations. I forget exactly how it's done, but it's pretty simple; two wires criss-crossed in an "X" pattern, but I don't recall how it's wired to the remainder of the circuit. I'm sure there's probably a tutorial on the Stew-Mac site, however, but I've done it on a Strat, it's pretty simple, and looks totally stock.
That way, you've got parallel-in-phase, parallel-out-of-phase, series-in-phase, and series-out-of-phase. Sure, it's an extra thing to click, but again, looks totally stock.
March 5th, 2007, 02:53 PM
You need an additional switchable pole to reverse the phase of the neck pup for your series/out of phase combo. The 4-way has only two poles.
Like Norm sez, phase reversal can be easily accomplished by adding a DP/DT push/pull or mini-toggle, and then you'd have parallel AND series out of phase - or swap the 4-way for a 5-way SuperSwitch.
March 6th, 2007, 09:20 PM
This is my first post... I am looking into installing a 5 way, 4 pole switch. Stew-Mac has most of the details, but I hope to do this:
bridge, in-phase both, series both, out-of-phase both, neck
Unless I have lost my mind!
And given the extra 30 seconds of digging, I found the diagram here on the main page. D'oh! :shock:
March 7th, 2007, 10:05 AM
Ah, yessssssssss... The FIVE-TONE-TELE mod!
Well, almost - the out of phase is SERIES/out of phase.
Got it in all mine...