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SD Lil 59 and 5 way switch???

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by uponashelf, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. uponashelf

    uponashelf TDPRI Member

    9
    Jul 11, 2011
    Mechanicsville
    I'm installing a Lil 59 in my Tele and would like to have the option to coil split the Lil 59 and or in or out of phase....does anyone know if this can be done with a 5 way switch, if not how about with a dost mini toggle??
     
  2. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 17, 2012
    Seattle
    I just installed a Lil' '59 in one of my Teles, and I have a DPDT mini switch that is going to be mounted in between the pots. Seymour Duncan has a schematic to use this switch to select series, parallel, or one coil only for a humbucker on their website.

    If you want to just do a coil cut, a push-pull will get you there without modding the control plate, and a second push-pull will handle the phase reversal for one pickup. Keep in mind, though, that many Tele control cavities are routed with two different depths to the bottom, and there isn't a lot of clearance for the depth of the push-pulls in the middle of the cavity where one of the pots is situated.
     
  3. uponashelf

    uponashelf TDPRI Member

    9
    Jul 11, 2011
    Mechanicsville
    That's part of the reason I thought about the 5 way switch, is it possible to use a standard 5 way switch from a Strat?
     
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  5. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 17, 2012
    Seattle
    No, a standard five-way doesn't work for more complex wiring. A five-way superswitch might get you there, though.
     
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