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    Question St. Vincent Wiring Schematic?

    I've searched high and low for a wiring schematic for the St. Vincent HHH, but I've had no luck. I can't even find a picture of the inside of the control cavity...

    I'm dying to know how it's wired! Any one have any info?

    Anyone with a St. V willing to uncover the control cavity and snap some pics?

    Pleeeease?

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    I would assume it's just a standard super switch like they use in a lot of their guitars. It's not a particularly complex switching setup from what I can see.
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    I haven't seen any of their other guitars with 3 humbuckers switching between series and parallel wiring. I assumed it was a 5-way superswitch, but I can't figure out the routing. If you have, please share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godzooky75 View Post
    I haven't seen any of their other guitars with 3 humbuckers switching between series and parallel wiring. I assumed it was a 5-way superswitch, but I can't figure out the routing. If you have, please share.
    They don't. The Switching schematic means that the two coils of the humbucking pickups are wired in series, as there are some guitars that wire them in parallel. They are only listed as "series" when it's just one pickup, which is what you'd expect. When you have multiple pickups, those are wired in parallel, though the pickups are still wired in series internally.

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    Basically if only one pickup is connected, if it's a dual coil pickup, it displays the internal wiring. If two pickups are connected, it displays the wiring between them.
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    I found this via googling.


    https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s...-1/body-40.jpg

    Pickup selector position, starting to the left
    1: neck & bridge
    2: all 3 pickups
    3: neck
    4: middle
    5: bridge

    But in 5th position, I appear to be getting the middle and bridge pickup rather than just the bridge pickup???

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisheinz View Post
    But in 5th position, I appear to be getting the middle and bridge pickup rather than just the bridge pickup???
    Did you try tapping each pickup cover gently with a screwdriver? In each switch position you'll be able to hear what pickups are active.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisheinz View Post
    I found this via googling.


    https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s...-1/body-40.jpg

    Pickup selector position, starting to the left
    1: neck & bridge
    2: all 3 pickups
    3: neck
    4: middle
    5: bridge

    But in 5th position, I appear to be getting the middle and bridge pickup rather than just the bridge pickup???
    This pickup configurations is located on the St Vincent web page of Musicman.com

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    At the bottom under Controls and it's a bit new date wise than the image you have.

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