I'd like to replace the bridge humbucker with something that sounds very different wired in series vs. parallel. My daughter likes the look of lipstick pick-ups, and to a lesser degree Filterons and Lace Alumatones, so anything looking like this would be a plus, but sound is the most important. Also any "standard" pick-up that's available in a chrome cover would be a plus.
I'd love to install a P-Rail and a 4-way switch, but I'm hesitant to do the drilling/routing required. I'd prefer to just wire-in a push-pull pot -- I'd have to commit seppuku if I ruined the finish. Did I mention that it was very sparkly? And Pink? And a Christmas present?
Late last night, I was toying with the idea of replacing the volume with a rotary switch and going with the P-Rail. I couldn't find any guitar-grade 4-pole, 4-way rotaries (only $100.00+ industrial-grade). Anybody know of a source for guitar-grade 4-pole, 4-way rotary switches?
Then I started thinking about what to wire-up for one or two additional options if I went with the P-Rails and a regular 5 or 6 position switch:
- Both in parallel
- Both in series
- Low-Pass Cap on the Rail (hum-bucking + a little extra low-end on the Rail)
- Low-Pass Cap on the P-90 (hum-bucking + a little extra low-end on the P-90)
- Out-of-Phase Serial
- Out-of-Phase Parallel
- Breadwinner-esque Notch Filter
EDIT: I am a bit concerned about "too much too soon", but she loves the settings on the Mini and even has a chart of her favorite sounds. That's the reason I'm even considering the P-Rail with a 4-way switch.