Sometimes we get some pretty wild requests for guitar wiring. Phase switches, coil taps, treble bleed circuits, kill switches, talent knobs: none of it scares us.
Yesterday we rewired a PRS with just about every conceivable option: two Seymour Duncan P-Rails (installed backwards, by request) wired to Seymour Duncan Triple Shot rings (which allows the pickup to be switched to parallel or series wiring, and to activate either coil), a 5-way super switch (wired bridge, bridge/middle, bridge/neck, neck/middle, neck), a mini-phase switch and mini-series/parallel switch for the neck/bridge combo, a concentric stacked pot (top knob for volume, bottom knob for bass cut), and a treble bleed circuit. Check it out:
Laying out the control positioning:
Pickups loaded into the pickguard:
The Triple Shot circuit board:
We cleaned the back of the pickups with naptha, and attached the Triple Shot boards to the base plate:
Close up shots of the super switch and mini-switches. Note the heat shrink tubing added to the ends of all the tiny leads:
All wired up and ready to rock!
What did this accomplish? Well, Michael will get some typical sounds – double humbucker parallel, like a Les Paul – double single coil out of phase, like a strat – double P-90’s like a JR. He will also get many atypical sounds that are really cool: both rails out of phase in series, both p-90’s in series with the bass cut – more things are possible than we can write here, but the thing is, he had the vision and we made it happen. Thanks Michael!