S-Model Megaswitch Instructions

Traditional wiring options of the Strat® 5-way switch for 3 pickups


Install the switch from the underside of the pickguard with the circuit board toward the center of the guitar.

Always mount the Megaswitch with the printed circuit board closest to the pickups and control pots. Insert the wires from the non-printed side of the plate, and solder from the printed side.

Connect pots to ground:

Most Strat type guitars have a layer of conductive foil between the pots and the pickguard in order to achieve proper grounding of the electronic components. If your guitar does not have this you will want to apply one of the following techniques to make sure the pots are connected to ground:

  1. Apply conductive shielding foil around the area of the pots and switch before installing components.
  2. Apply shielding paint before installing components.
  3. Run a ground wire connecting the pots and switch to ground.
Circuit board

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