Custom 24 5-Way Wiring

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  1. Smurl

    Smurl New Member

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    Hello,

    I’ve got a question regarding the wiring of the Custom 24 in my avatar: is it possible to wire the 5-way switch as
    1: bridge humbucker
    2: bridge split
    3: both humbuckers
    4: neck split
    5: neck humbucker

    I would much rather have this configuration as I don’t get much use out of the single coil/humbucker combinations in positions 2 and 4. I’m not concerned about noise or different levels, I just want separate neck and bridge single coil tones!

    Have a good one!
    Carl
     
  2. Malloc

    Malloc New Member

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    Definitely possible. How comfortable are you with a soldering iron?
     
  3. Smurl

    Smurl New Member

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    Not very... I am planning on handing it over to a professional for the actual soldering, but I wanted the real expert opinions first. ;)
     
  4. Malloc

    Malloc New Member

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    If you're paying someone I'd consider doing the push pull bridge split mod that's been posted on these forums. I love it on my Custom 22.

    Anyway, to do what you originally asked for without additional controls would looks like this:

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    Ok, thanks!

    I’ve looked into doing the 3-way thing, but the only switches I can find are the round Switchcraft ones. Are there any 3-way blade switches available that fit the same hole/two screws as the original 5-way?
     
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  8. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    The 3 way blade from a torero is the same hole pattern as USA 5 way.

    I had a torero and swapped out the 3 way blade for the usa 5 way. Direct drop in no mods.
     
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  9. littlebadboy

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    I had a Schaller Megaswitch fit on my S2. Imho, Schaller switches are the best!
     
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  10. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Here's my take. Left side version gives you slug coils, or wire like right side for screw coils (my choice), or mix and match.

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  11. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Three-way and five-way blade switches are interchangeable. I have not run into trouble with a swap regardless of brand or origin.
     
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