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Feb

Install a Schaller E Mega switch in a Strat

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The goal of this mod is to give your guitar a wider tonal range by swopping out a standard 5-way strat switch with an E-megaswitch (made by schaller). The standard 5-way strat selector switch will select: position 1 - neck pickup, position 2 - neck/middle pickup, position 3 - middle pickup, position 4 - middle/bridge pickup, position 5 - bridge pickup. The E-megaswitch when used with a strat (or any three pickup guitar) produces the same results as a standard 5-way switch in positions 1, 2, 4 and 5. With the E-megaswitch position 3 is no longer selecting the middle pickup but instead selects the neck and bridge pickup together in parallel. the results of this guitar mod give your strat a fatter sound from the third position of the switch.

For 3 Single Coil Guitars:

Lug 1 - middle pickup hot wire
Lug 2 - neck pickup hot wire
Lug 3 - output to volume pot
Lug 4 - empty
Lug 5 - empty
Lug 6 - solder jumper to 7
Lug 7 - bridge pickup hot wire


Audio Clips

Pre Mod Link To Mp3
This is a clip of the middle pickup which is accessed by the middle position of the switch.



Post Mod Link To Mp3
This is a clip of the neck and bridge pickup in parallel which is accessed by the middle position of the switch.


Forewarnings and General Info...

Because the E-Megaswitch does not allow the middle pickup to be used by itself, you may want a tone control for the neck and bridge pickups. To do this, wire the lower tone pots lead to lug 7.

Parts List:

• Basic Soldering Skills
Soldering Tools
Philips-Head Screwdriver
• E-megaswitch
Wire Stripper
• Wire (I use Black 22 gauge)



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