Hey folks, I've been reading on here for a while and the time has come for me to post, having struggled for a week or so trying to sort out a guitar with two P-Rails.
Basically, I want it all. I want to be able to choose between each coil on each pickup, to be able to combine each coil with it's partner in series/parallel as well as in/out of phase. I also want to be able to control how I put each pickup against the other in either series/parallel and in/out phase.
Oh, and I'm using stacked knobs so that I have control over the volume and tone on each pickup.
After a lot of reading, I found the rather excellent 1728.com which provided a lot of information on switching. I decided to take the "Super-7 Switching" from that website and modify it so that I would have control over phase as well as series/parallel. Below is the wiring diagram I came up with.
I've wired it together, checked everything, taken it apart, rewired it, checked everything, and taken it apart again. At no point have I been able to get it working correctly. All wires are good, shielded wires, and are have insulation outside the shielding, so there are no shorts or anything.
I'm at my wits' end, now, and any help is massively appreciated. I don't mind steep learning curves, but I don't mind that so long as I know I'm not wasting my time with a dodgy diagram.
TL;DR: I have two key questions with regards the following diagram.
1. Are the pots wired correctly, and in the correct place in the diagram? (the pots are represented by the yellow boxes so as to save space and are wired as shown in the yellow box on the left)
2. Is the rest of the diagram as it should be? One particular area of concern is the phase switching and whether or not that is correct.
I will have a varitone in this guitar eventually, but I'm still waiting on inductors for it to arrive, so it hasn't been built or fitted, and should be disregarded. If anyone has any other questions about why certain things in this diagram are the way they are, I can answer them. I realise that the diagram might look like a confused mess but there is a reason (right or wrong) why I put everything where it is.