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Looking for some wiring help. . .

Postby HarlowTheFish » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:50 am

So my apartment has some serious issues with hum, which my CL6's coil splits aren't very fond of, so I've been trying to figure out this wiring scheme:

Neck, Neck & Bridge Outer Coils, Bridge; on a 4pdt 3-way mini toggle as the main pickup selector

Neck & Bridge Series or Parallel; on a separate 4pdt 2-way mini toggle

I guess this Dimarzio diagram http://www.dimarzio.com/sites/default/files/diagrams/2h1v1PPt_&_ep1111splitB.pdf would be the place to start, but how would I go about wiring the series/parallel switch (I'm using the 4pdt as two DPDTs to switch both pickups at the same time) before the 3-way?

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Re: Looking for some wiring help. . .

Postby UnexplodedCow » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:08 pm

Why not set up the guitar like a DC 135? One mini toggle per pickup.

I've done it with DPDT 3 way toggles, center off. Up position was series coils. Down position was parallel coils. I used a push pull DPDT pot to coil tap each humbucker. It worked perfectly, and I had way more switching options that way. The only combined option was both pickups split. Couldn't do them individually, unless I wired up another push pull switch for tone control.
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Re: Looking for some wiring help. . .

Postby HarlowTheFish » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:12 pm

I just don't need all the options - I'm actually gonna rewire my Ibby from a 5-way to a 3-way. I like the parallel sounds as a sort of lower gear to the series humbucker, and I never really use both pickups without a split. This just simplifies it for me.

Edit: if this is one switch to parallel each pickup, I only have two switch holes and don't want to add more.

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Re: Looking for some wiring help. . .

Postby UnexplodedCow » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:27 am

Only takes one switch per pickup, so a two pickup model works fine.

Has to be a center off DPDT 3 way switch. Using a push pull pot will allow for anything else you like. I like some parallel coil sounds, too, which is why I had swapped in a new circuit for my 135. 3 holes for mini switches and two holes for volume and tone were what I had, and I didn't want to add more holes.

You wouldn't need the blade switch at all, as the mini toggles would be turning the pickups on or off individually.
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Re: Looking for some wiring help. . .

Postby HarlowTheFish » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:15 am

I don't have a blade switch on the CL, actually. The CL6 is volume, tone, and two mini toggles: one is a pickup selector, one is a coil split. I've found switches with the appropriate number of poles and stuff, I just don't know how I'd go about wiring it. If I'm understanding right this is like a series/off/parallel switch for each pickup, yeah? That wouldn't really work for me.
The blade switch is for another guitar entirely, where I'm doing a similar setup.

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Re: Looking for some wiring help. . .

Postby UnexplodedCow » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:27 pm

For the CL6, it would work like you're thinking with the toggles, and then if you use a push/pull pot for each volume and tone, you can have individual coil splitting, as well, or even do a combined coil split (say on the volume push/pull) as well as polarity on the rear. It'd be a funky wiring job, but it'd work.
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