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Thread: Wiring Diagram for HH/HS switch and Serial/Parallel switch

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    Wiring Diagram for HH/HS switch and Serial/Parallel switch

    I'm leaning towards replacing my Ceramic SR5 H with an Alnico HS, but there aren't many HS's for sale and more HH's.

    So, I mocked up a circuit that would more or less duplicate an HS with an HH. It shows an additional Phantom Coil, if one can be sourced. (I assume there'd be room between the humbuckers?) If not, it can be left out, which will give a bit more hum and changed tone for four settings, and render two additional serial settings non-functional. Still should be good enough to play around with.

    I can imagine getting an HH and making the wiring change before I locate a replacement phantom coil, and only swinging back to install the phantom if/when I find one, and if/when I think it's really necessary.

    Can anyone confirm or deny that the coils of a neck H, bridge H, an S, and a dummy coil are all the same? If not which differ? I suspect they'd need to be identical otherwise hum wouldn't cancel perfectly: a neck coil wouldn't quite hum-cancel a bridge coil. Or the phantom needed to hum-cancel a bridge wouldn't quite cancel a neck. And so on.

    While I was at it I added a serial/parallel toggle switch.

    Result is 16 unique tones, with 4 tones available in two situations
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    Last edited by Swiss Frank; 01-02-2017 at 04:53 AM.

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    No one answered Your question. I have a sr5-Hh and really like the possibility for serial and parallel modus. I’ve seen that the neck pu has only 3 wires and the bridge 4. How must i rewire it? Any idea?

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    I'm fairly certain that neither the HH or HS stingrays have a phantom coil.

    With the way that the HH is designed, it always has at least two coils involved, so every position is hum cancelling without a phantom coil, so there is not one.

    With the stingray HS, I believe that the S is a stacked single coil. I don't know if it technically has a phantom coil.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    This R-rated pic is from an HS that's 4 1/2 years old. Hide your daughters.

    Wiring Diagram for HH/HS switch and Serial/Parallel switch-2016-04-28_09-05-57_407-jpg

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