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There's also the EYB Megaswitches, which come in several flavors and offer even more wiring options:

Type-E Megaswitch, wiring option #1:

1. Neck humbucker
2. Neck humbucker split, neck coil
3. Bridge humbucker + neck humbucker, both split, outer coils
4. Bridge humbucker, split, bar-side coil
5. Bridge humbucker

Type-E Megaswitch, wiring option #2:

1. Neck humbucker
2. Neck humbucker split, neck coil
3. Bridge humbucker + neck humbucker, both split, inner coils
4. Bridge humbucker, split, bar-side coil
5. Bridge humbucker

Type-E Megaswitch, wiring option #3:

1. Neck humbucker
2. Neck humbucker split, neck coil
3. Bridge humbucker + neck humbucker
4. Bridge humbucker, split, bar-side coil
5. Bridge humbucker

Type-P Megaswitch (based on PRS 5-way rotary switch):

1. Neck humbucker
2. Inner coils of the humbucker parallel
3. Inner coils of humbuckers in series
4. Outer coils of the humbucker parallel
5. Humbucker pickup

All of these descriptions have been Google-translated from German, but StewMac sells 'em:
https://www.stewmac.com/Pickups_and_Electronics/Components_and_Parts/Switches/Megaswitch.html
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If your concerned about keeping the original pickguard intact, you could get another pickguard made however you want; I recommend Mike Quick's QuickGuards.com - just email him and let him know what you're after.  He has the most impressive selection of pickguard materials that I've seen.

Angela's Instruments sells Fender's 4-pole 5-way Super Switch for the American Double Fat Stratocaster (two humbuckers); their page also includes the wiring diagram: https://www.angela.com/fenderfivewaysuperswitch0992251000.aspx

This gives you:

1. Neck humbucker (in series)
2. Outer neck coil
3. Neck (series) and Bridge (series) humbuckers in parallel
4. Inner coils of Neck and Bridge in parallel
5. Bridge humbucker (series)

In this setup you could replace your volume and tone pots with push-pulls to have a series/parallel switch for each pickup, and use the mini-toggle as a phase switch (though I would try to use a 3-way that also moves the tone control to one pickup or the other, which would decrease the amount of phase cancellation between the two pickups, for a range of very usable sounds - I haven't personally done this with a tone pot yet, but I always try various tone capacitors on the phase switch until I find one that sounds better than fully out-of-phase).
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Hiya,

So I finally got around to upgrading pickups/electronics in my Lotus H2 Bullet copy. I bought the guitar for my daughter, but the stock pups are completely unusable. She made a huge progress nonetheless, so in order to motivate her and compliment her at the same time I ordered DP205 for the neck position and thinking of getting DP100 for the bridge.

What I want:
1. neck series (must have)
2. neck parallel (must have)

3. neck and bridge series (nice to have)
4. neck and bridge parallel (nice to have)
5. bridge series (must have)
6. bridge parallel (must have)

7. out of phase/coil split (provided the rest there already)

Since I don't want to make any modding to the pick-guard, these are the options:
- 3 or 5 way blade switch
- 1 tone
- 1 volume
- mini switch (currently on/on, but can be swapped for on/on/on)

Any wiring diagrams that would get me close to the promised land would be greatly appreciated :)
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The Pickup Place / Re: Middle humbucker recommendation?
« Last post by ziggyzipgun on Today at 08:35:25 am »
The folks at Dimarzio said the same thing - that a middle pickup would get in the way of picking - but I intentionally pick over the neck humbucker quite often, either for the 2nd octave harmonics or just for the tone of picking that far from the bridge.  My pick is rarely far enough past my thumb to hit a pickup, even with low action, so that I can strum entire chords of pinch harmonics if I want.  Maybe that's just me.

I have heard that the Bluesbucker splits well, but what does the other coil sound like?  I'm essentially wiring all of the coils as individual pickups, and I'm worried that one is a little lop-sided.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Middle humbucker recommendation?
« Last post by darkbluemurder on Today at 07:43:00 am »
Probably no help to your question but I also wanted to add a middle humbucker to my first SG, and the shop I asked advised me against going for it - he said that routing the thin SG body would be detrimental to stability and that the additional sounds were not worth the hassle. Later I was glad I did not do it but for a different reason: with three humbuckers there is almost no place to pick - even a middle single coil happens to be in my way sometimes.

If you still want to do it and want to move the Air Norton to the middle position - which should be fine as I kinda liked it in both bridge and neck - I would consider a Bluesbucker for the neck position. It is lighter and brighter than the Air Norton which is beneficial in the neck spot, and it splits well.

Cheers Stephan
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The Pickup Place / Re: Gravity Storm vs Breeds
« Last post by greenlion on December 17, 2018, 05:56:29 pm »
Breed was just boring in Mahogany to my ears. Same for the Basswood RG. They really came to life in alder. I was about to sell them thinking they were just a boring slightly underpowered set until I put them in the alder Jackson.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Equivalent to Super Distortion but with an A5 mag
« Last post by greenlion on December 17, 2018, 05:52:43 pm »
The Air Zone is the closest thing I can think of.
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The Pickup Place / Middle humbucker recommendation?
« Last post by ziggyzipgun on December 17, 2018, 10:31:13 am »
I have two Godin Empires that I'm subjecting to a lot of mods, one of which now has an Air Norton and a Tone Zone, just like my other guitar, a '98 Parker Fly.  They definitely sound different with nickel covers and mahogany, but I'm very happy with them, and they are much more of a known quantity than the South Korean-sourced, vintage-output factory pickups that Godin uses (despite everything else being top-notch and made in Québec).

So the next step is adding a middle humbucker, à la the SG Custom.  This guitar is my test-bed for various wiring and switching ideas, so eventually, all pickup combinations will be available.  With that in mind, I'm looking for a pickup that will be able to add something when its coils are split or connected in parallel or combined with coils from the other two pickups.  I'm also open to moving the Air Norton to the middle position, if there's something else that would work best in the neck.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Can anyone offer pickup wiring help?
« Last post by darkbluemurder on December 17, 2018, 08:09:31 am »
Where did you put the green wire of the SD Jazz? It should go to ground. If it does not, then I would not be surprised about only a faint sound (if at all) coming out.

Good luck,
Stephan
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The Pickup Place / Re: Equivalent to Super Distortion but with an A5 mag
« Last post by corypheus on December 17, 2018, 07:54:54 am »
You can get a new bottom plate and therefore fit a regular size alnico 5 bar underneath it too. I had it for a bit while in Super Dee and found the sound similar to Duncan's Custom 5 albeit not as smooth, you'd want nickel bottom plate to get some more articulation too as brass attenuates some of the pickups presence.

If modifications are off the table and you don't want a Duncan, try out the Norton, it's in the ballpark of A5 S-Dee.
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