3 way switch wiring help

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3 way switch wiring help

Post by andomando » April 4th, 2017, 6:46 am

I have a Squier strat,that i have put two humbuckers into, My problem is i have a cheep nasty chinese 3 way lever switch that has 7 connections on it, they normally are 8.
I have 2 volume and 1 tone control. hot wire from neck pickup goes to volume pot one no(3 lug)
hot wire from bridge pickup goes to volume pot two no(3 lug )
These two wires i have connected to the fist two pin,s either end of the switch
I have a wire from the middle pin of the switch going to the tone pot no(1 lug) with capacitor on tone no(2 lug)
to the body of tone pot. A wire from tone no(2 lug) to output jack ,
Volume work fine but no tone working. ----------------
/ 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 /
0 0 0 0 0 SWITCH showing my connection points

regards for any help,,,have not worked out yet how to post url,s

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Re: 3 way switch wiring help

Post by LessPaul » May 5th, 2017, 7:16 pm

stewmac.com was always my go to when I used to do that kind of thing. I'd call it a 3 position switch tho.

PS if I were in your shoes, i'd probably take a shot at it & then just buy the 8 pin version.

Hope this helps!

PS COMPLETELY guessing here, but if 1 prong is conventionally ground I would guess that's the missing pin & you have to ground to a metal part of the switch.

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Re: 3 way switch wiring help

Post by JamesBLafrance » August 28th, 2017, 9:45 pm

Its very helpful!

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