Wiring Starla pups into ce22 5-way rotary switch

jeffrey kaplan

New Member
Dec 31, 2018
i cannot for the life of me figure out how to do this. feel like i've tried every combination. the two starla pups have different wires.
the bridge has: black, white (hot), red, and green in a sleeve with the bare wire.
the neck has: black (hot), white, green and red in the sleeve with the bare wire.
using a multimeter i determined that the black-white in both are pairs
also with the multimeter checking polarity it seems that the hot is black in the neck and white in the bridge.

the 5-way rotary six holes are labeled B R W for black red white which matches the dragon 2 pups i removed.

i assumed the wire in the sleeve with the bare wire should always go to ground.

the closest i got was bridge: white-red-black, neck: black-green-white. this resulted in pos 10 being the neck pup, 9 the neck with a little bit of bridge (i think), pos 8 silent, pos 7 and 6 both seemd to be the same with the only neck pup.

tried moving the wires around in various combinations and in all cases pos 8 was silent. of course in some combinations the pup was silent as well because that obviously was not the correct pairings.

fwiw i do have a stew mac 5-way rotary but do not understand how to wire it.https://www.stewmac.com/kits-and-projects/electronic-kits/wiring-kits/premium-wiring-kit-for-paul-reed-smith

i do see this https://www.stewmac.com/video-and-i...cs-and-wiring/wiring-kit-for-paul-reed-smith/ but omg i hope i can just use the existing switch in the ce22.

any thoughts from you folks who are much more knowledgable than me? thanks in advance for any help.

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