These are solid switches with generous solder tabs that are easy to work with. You can do some 3-pickup voodoo with the six-way, like getting the forbidden "Tele" setting, or funky series-parallel wiring.
good quality part just wish it had a schematic that came with it.had to search pretty hard to find one for the 6way 2pole switch but works grreat now.
this 6-position 4-pole rotary switch is the best i ever had.
This fit in the 3 way switch cavity on my Gibson Les Paul. I built a custom 3 P90 Les Paul and wanted maximum options. This switch gave it to me. I have included the wiring schematic from Deaf Eddie for your 3 P90 project.
haven't wired it up yet. A good source of wiring options is Schatten's Advanced wiring projects, available from STEWMAC.
I've got a 4-pole 5-way switch to replace the 3-way toggle pickup selector in my PRS SE Custom.
Even if the switch is a nice one, I could not have it installed on my guitar. You'll either need to re-route the electrics cavity or relocate the tone control pot; but because the pot shaft is thinner than the toggle switch hole you may need to fill and re-drill the hole.
I finally found the right switches that will fit in a small cavity. I needed these 4 pole 6 possition switches to do a special wiring on two humbuckers in a Les Paul Studio. It turned out great, so I bought one for my Tele, and used the same schematic, it came out perfect, and with different voicings than the Gibson. I know the difference is in the wood, design, and the pickups, but Stewmac.com has your Guitar Switches, and they are the Only ones who did have it. Thanks Stewart McDonald!
I was hoping to use the 6-pos 4-pole switch for pickup control (neck, bridge, parallel, series, out-of-phase parallel, out-of-phase series), but the double-ganged switches do not fit in my SG. I had to make do with the 3511, 6-pos, 2-pole, with a separate out-of-phase toggle switch, which works just fine.
The quality of these switches is great and contact noise is non-existant (unless you're playing while you switch, in which case you hear a "click"). .
I used a 3511 to build a varitone circuit which made me realize all caps sound the same when the tone pot is at 10, but that is a different story. The switch worked just fine. very quiet, I did not feel resistors were needed from each pin to ground to help eliminate switch clicking.
Used the 5-way, 4-pole on a triple humbucker, double-cutaway custom guitar build, and it's working very well. Kudos to Stewmac for carrying these switches!
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