Replace rotary switch with DiMarzio EP1111?

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  1. Rachmaninoff

    Rachmaninoff New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Would it be possible, on a Custom 24 with HFS/Vintage, replace a 5-way rotary switch by a DiMarzio EP1111 3-way switch? I don't need a push-pull because I only want these 3 positions: neck HB, bridge HB, and middle split coils.

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    Thanks.
     
  2. jimistephen

    jimistephen New Member

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    Yes. there will be an extra wire on both pickups you'd just put a piece of tape over and don't use.
     
  3. John Beef

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    With splits in the middle, there probably wouldn't be any extra wires. I was thinking about doing exactly what the OP describes at one point and the EP1111 is the way to go to make this mod. I never did it though.
     
  4. Rachmaninoff

    Rachmaninoff New Member

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    Thanks for the input, guys.
     
  5. jimistephen

    jimistephen New Member

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  6. 99SS#20

    99SS#20 New Member

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    Just as an option, there is a way to add a push pull switch to the 5 way rotary controls that will give you all of the original 5 way selections, plus dual humbuckers. If you are interested I could post a drawing up, I did this to mine, and I was quite happy with it.
     
  7. ADP

    ADP New Member

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    Didn't the PRS Classic Electric have this kind of switching? I know the CE model had the rotary. I'm talking about the very first ones. I remember them coming out and even have a catalogue with them in it. The toggle was silver. I wonder if it was the DiMarzio.

    99SS#20, I'd be interested to see that.
     
  8. 99SS#20

    99SS#20 New Member

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    Not sure on the CE, I have an '03 Custom 24 with the 5 position rotary.
     

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