hi all, first post here.
just got my new p-rails (bridge) and had it installed on my Ibanez Artcore AFS-75T. Its a hollow body guitar but its kinda like an ES-335 because its thin but without the solid block in the middle. Anyway, I had that installed along with the planet waves locking tuners which works like a charm. so the guitar tech told me that he installed a normal push pull switch on to the bridge volume knob. so im a complete newbie at this, he was talking about a parellel and series when in humbucking mode, when the switch is down. and when its pulled up it goes to p-90 and when volume is 0 its like pure p-90. through experementation i found out that when volume on this pickup is to 10, you can also use the tone knob with it which was cool. so im liking it so far especially the p-90 but looking through some demos on youtube about the p-rails, I'm kinda wondering about the rails on the pickup thats unusable right now( he said another switch is needed to be installed for that). im on a tight budget and i cant do this myself( im too scared and i have no tools hehe).
So can anyone set me straight, on a guitar such as this, is there real tone difference between the p-90 and the rail tone. I kinda wanna have a strat tone of some sort on my guitar. Is it worth it to have a tech install another part on the guitar to get the rails to work? Also, if by any chance I decide to do it, what do I need to install on the guitar to use all 3 (hum, p-90, rails) I read a DPDT switch or a 3 way switch somewhere. Sorry for all the newbie questions.