Need help for wiring: Coil tap plus series/parallel?

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  1. godoy.rafa

    godoy.rafa New Member

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    I have a SE Cu24 with 2 humbuckers (JB and Jazz), no tone, 3 way switch, volume with push-pull (Coil tap).
    What I want to do is add a series/parallel switch for the neck pickup only... Is it possible?
     
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    Gtr-Tek New Member

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    Only if you re-wire the push-pull. Without a second knob or drilling a hole, you don't have much choice as far as I can see.
     
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    godoy.rafa New Member

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    Drilling is not a problem if needed. But I can't find a wiring diagram with that configuration!
     
  4. benh1972

    benh1972 New Member

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    Not that I'm a tech type of guy or anything, but I've heard of a 3 way being swapped for a 5 way to allow coil split/tap or parallel. I have no idea how you'd do the wiring though. Just a thought.
     
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    Gtr-Tek New Member

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    I don't have any diagrams handy. The SD site would have one for a switch. The only caveat is that the coil tap might cause it not to work properly when engaged. In other words, the coil tap wins. My preference would be to change the coil tap to series/parallel and be done with it. Quieter and a bit better sounding as the pups you have don't have enough beef in single coil mode IMHO.
     
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    Rider1260 New Member

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    Go Look at Stew Mac .com and the Freeway switch lots of options :)
     
  7. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    A straightforward solution is to keep the bridge pickup on the push/pull and add an on/on/on mini toggle to do series/split/parallel on the neck pup.

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    godoy.rafa New Member

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    Nice! This should work fine. Thanks!
     

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