I've recently gotten hooked on a 3-pickup (tele/strat/tele) G&L ASAT Classic at the local guitar shop, but I'd rather have humcancelling pickups and, in particular, am interested in a firebird pickup for the neck. I really don't want to buy the guitar and immediately change out the pickups, re-route it, re-wire it, etc. So, I'm thinking about a similar "Nashville Telecaster" type project guitar.
The pickup choices would be an SM-1N mini humbucker neck, Strat Stack Plus middle and Tele Lead Stack bridge. All pickups would be wired for humcancelling, no plans to split coils, no plans to wire out-of-phase, etc.
There are seven possible pickup combinations:
2. neck + middle
3. neck + bridge
4. neck + middle + bridge
6. middle + bridge
I know I want combinations 1, 3, 6 and 7. Using a 5-position super switch I get one more choice. What should it be? I'm thinking 4 or 5.
Of course, I could use a 5-position super switch and a 4PDT on-on-on switch and get all 7 combinations. Are the additional sounds worth the additional wiring complexity?
Thanks for your thoughts.