1988 Classic Electric owners...Please help!

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  1. SpHj

    SpHj New Member

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    I just acquired one of these in trade and want to confirm the Wiring diagram. If anyone with an '88-'89 CE with the Metal toggle switch could post a picture of their wiring that would be awesome!

    Cheers,

    Mitch
     
  2. cjmwrx

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  3. AP515

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    I think you have the right help but it needs to be the old 3 way. The 1st year CE's had the 3 way switch, and no push pull. I don't have a photo of it taken already, but if you don't get one by tonight I'll take on for you.
     
  4. Aldwyn

    Aldwyn Hi. I'm naked.

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    Wish I had pics of mine before I had it modded! :( Sorry!
     
  5. cjmwrx

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    There are lots of sources for Wiring Diagrams on the Internet. Without linking to another companies website, a Google search for "Guitar Wiring Diagrams" will produce enough links to fill in the blanks for you if no additional help is provided here.
     
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    Ok this photo may or may not help you. Nothing in here but the pots is original but it works. When I rescued this CE24 it had an aftermarket switch in it and nothing worked. I replaced the switch with as close to the right one as I had and put in SC245 pups. I reworked the wires that went to the switch and it now works. I didn't do a complete re-wire and maybe I should but it sounds so good I just play it. Here is the photo. The small white ones are ground, and there is a black one that goes to the ground bundle in the middle that is also ground for the pups. Good luck!

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  7. SpHj

    SpHj New Member

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    Thanks everyone, I know how the guitar Is supposed to be wired.

    What I was looking for is what The Metal Toggle 3-way that PRS used in the 1st and early 2nd year actually was. Aldwyn helped me out a TON and I found out they actually used an ALCO MTG 226PA Switch. I have a couple incoming:)

    Cheers,
    Mitch
     
  8. Aldwyn

    Aldwyn Hi. I'm naked.

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    Glad to oblige!
     

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