PRS crossroads Santana

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  1. Emmanuel

    Emmanuel New Member

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    Hey guys,
    Could anyone please share some info on this PRS Santana model?
    https://www.prsguitars.com/index.ph...odel_crossroads_pre_factory_santana_i_limited
    I guess the two toggles are similar to Paul's Guitar but why the tone pot is skipped..?

    The below explanation is already available, however I am not sure I am getting it..:
    • The electronics set up, one volume control and two mini-toggles, was fashioned after a guitar that featured soapbar pickups, so the mini-toggles functionally turn the humbuckers on and off (instead of coil-splitting, which is more common on modern PRS guitars). Santana requested this layout even though a 3-way toggle would have essentially done the same job.

    Thanks for sharing some insight.
     
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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I have a ‘97 Santana I which has the same layout. Here is how they work.


    Carlos Santana Model (1995 - 1998)
    - 2 PRS Santana Humbuckers
    - 2 Mini Switches, Master Volume and Tone Controls

    2 MINI SWITCH POSITIONS

    • Both Switches Down: Treble Pickup
    • Both Switches Up: Bass Pickup
    • Forward Down, Back Up: Both Pickups
    • Forward Up, Back Down: Standby
     
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    Emmanuel New Member

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    Thanks Bodia!
    Now it is clear.

    Yet, interesting to see that this set up does not offer a tone control.
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    You are welcome! Yeah, I agree on the tone knob. But, this is how Carlos wanted it.
     
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