new mystery import three~way wiring question

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  1. Pierce

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    center is "out".. I have neck/bridge figured out. nothing for the middle.
    Am I jumping wires somewhere?​
     
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    Unless that has five stops, it's gonna suck on a three-pickup installation. It APPEARS to be a single-pole three-way, with two lugs at each pole. For a two-pickup setup, this would work fine to get the regular neck / neck+bridge / bridge combos. For three-pickup setup, you'd have to decide what you wanted for the middle throw: middle alone; middle plus neck; or middle plus bridge.
     
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    standard tele.. I can get a continuity for the neck position/bridge position.. but not in the center position
     
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    Since we both have no more hair to lose I would put it this way: it's a question of whether the time and effort you're investing into this oddball switch is worth more than the $15 it would cost to get a CRL switch that would last for decades. Just measure the existing switch's depth and mounting screw spacing and compare to the CRL specs to ensure fitment.

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  6. Pierce

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    I need the shallow draft.. aka the crl is too deep.. and I have a dozen of those so, I would be using them if I could
     
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    got that too... . That is heavy duty compared to the others.
    Thats why I posted the question on that specific switch as the others are too deep
     
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    So... in other words, the middle lug of the (two) rows of three has no continuity with anything, ever?

    I would think that the center lug of the switch is the common, and the other two rows duplicate each other but in reverse order, for example:


    ..1 ………….… 1
    2 ……..C...…. .. 2
    ..3 ……………. 3

    throw 1; Lug 1 on the left has continuity with the center lug and lug 3 on the right;
    throw 2: Lug 2 on the left has continuity with the center lug and lug 2 on the right;
    throw 3: Lug 3 on the left has continuity with the center lug and lug 1 on the right.


    If that IS the case, then the neck could go on lugs 1 & 2 on the left, and the bridge on 1 & 2 on the right, center lug to volume pot.

    If that's not the case, then I don't know what...
     
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  10. Pierce

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    thanks for your help// I will do a dry run outside the guiatr before I do the snake charmer part

     
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    Hi Pierce
    The answer can be found in your post over at Strat Talk courtesy sjtalon.
     

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