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Fishing through my box of bits, I came across a 5 way superswitch that I got once when I bought a scratchplate. Just wondering if anyone here has used one, and if so, what they thought of it?
Worth trying out of just a bit of a gimmick?
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I use them all the time- they are great- especially for HSH guitars where you want to have the middle position as both buckers.
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I use one on a 2 humbucker guitar for neck, neck split, both humbuckers, bridge split, bridge. I think. That's what it sounds like, anyway :P works really well for me, on that guitar, and definitely not a fad, because I love the bridge split. I prefer it to push/pull pots, but my mate is the opposite and hates superswitches.
You can probably do much more interesting things with them than this, though.
I like them a lot. With two non-splittable pickups you can get 5 very different sounds. With two splittable buckers there are a huge number of potential combinations, but I tend to favour:
Inner coils (series)
Outer coils (parallel)
...which I think is close to the PRS set of combinations.
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A proper Superswitch (a true 4-pole 5-way) can get almost any combination you can imagine from two splittable humbuckers, two single coils, three single coils or any variation on those.
I would generally prefer them to push-pulls, except that I always seem to want more than five combinations .
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