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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:07 am    Post subject: Mustang wiring mod Reply with quote

Would this be possible? Anyone done it?

Upper switch
Up - neck pickup only
Middle - both pickups
Down - bridge pickup only

Lower switch - only active when upper switch is in middle position
Up - both pickups in parallel, in phase
Middle - both pickups in parallel, out of phase
Down - both pickups in series, like a humbucker
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

an luthier done for me

switch one Neck-Both-Bridge /// Switch 2 Split-Series-Parallel // Push-pull Alpha 500k Phase off (works only at both or humbucker)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Mustang wiring mod Reply with quote

Trying to do too much with a pair of slide switches is a bad idea and will result in some positions that make no sense whatsoever, unless you have special four pole slide switches or something.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Mustang wiring mod Reply with quote

honeyiscool wrote:
Trying to do too much with a pair of slide switches is a bad idea and will result in some positions that make no sense whatsoever...


Um.. why?

It's completely possible to use stock Mustang switches for reasonable purposes without having redundant positions. The last time I had some I had them wired

Neck/Both/Bridge
Standard controls/Bypass Vol/Bypass Vol & Tone

There's nothing complicated about that and every position is easy to understand. The middle position on the control switch might have been bypass tone.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Mustang wiring mod Reply with quote

James wrote:
honeyiscool wrote:
Trying to do too much with a pair of slide switches is a bad idea and will result in some positions that make no sense whatsoever...


Um.. why?

It's completely possible to use stock Mustang switches for reasonable purposes without having redundant positions. The last time I had some I had them wired

Neck/Both/Bridge
Standard controls/Bypass Vol/Bypass Vol & Tone

There's nothing complicated about that and every position is easy to understand. The middle position on the control switch might have been bypass tone.


Hmm that sounds really useful

Do you have the diagram anywhere?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Mustang wiring mod Reply with quote

George wrote:
Hmm that sounds really useful

Do you have the diagram anywhere?


Indeed. It looks complicated to wire compared to the stock switches but obviously once done it's very easy to use and far more intuitive than the stock switches.

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This is also a great example of this -

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murdok wrote:
Fender has produced probably over a million mustangs since 1964, if the bridge needed to be replaced, they would have fixed it by now.


There are plenty of issues with Fender guitars that don't get fixed because guitarists are typically traditionalists to the point of being irrational and would have rather have things be as close as possible to the original spec than see them improved. I'm not saying the Mustang bridge is necessarily in that category just that the argument 'if it was broke Fender would have fixed it' doesn't hold up well because of the tastes of people who buy guitars.



Something wrong with the original design that Fender could easily fix but never have. It took them 50 years to realise lowering the switches was a good idea.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iCEByTes wrote:
an luthier done for me







God damn. He dan electro shielded that motherfucker. Did he copper wrap the coils too? I bet you that thing is quiet!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Mustang wiring mod Reply with quote

James wrote:
Um.. why?

It's completely possible to use stock Mustang switches for reasonable purposes without having redundant positions. The last time I had some I had them wired

Neck/Both/Bridge
Standard controls/Bypass Vol/Bypass Vol & Tone

There's nothing complicated about that and every position is easy to understand. The middle position on the control switch might have been bypass tone.
Your switching is downright simple compared to OP. Try finding a scheme that does parallel & series & phase switching with a pair of slide switches that don't involve a Morse code to decipher.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this has everything the OP asked for, just in different places

i found half this schem claiming to be what i wanted but it didn't work! the original author had something really fishy going on at the pots, so at the pots side its standard... i mainly use both in-phase in parallel, but its nice to have the options

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wiring diagram posted by Will in this thread here looks pretty complicated (to use, not to wire), but i did it with my musicmaster (with mustang electronics), and it has some pretty nice sounds (any combination of series/parellel, in/out of phase)... and once you get used to it, it does make sense. One switch for phase, one switch for series/parallel.
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