Blade vs Rotary Selector
I have a number of CU24s, of which one has a rotary PUP selector. The single coil sounds in P7/8 in particular are outstanding. I have a CU24 LTD with a blade switch wired differently, and less "usable" for what I want to do in the single coil settings. Less punch and clarity, and thinner sounding through my rigs
From the PRS website:
• Position 10: Treble pickup
• Position 9: Outside coils- deep and clear - parallel
• Position 8: Series single coils – Warm version of the "in between the treble and middle pickups"
• Position 7: Parallel single coils – Crisp version of the "in between the treble and middle pickups"
• Position 6: Bass pickup
• Position 1: Bridge humbucker
• Position 2: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
• Position 3: Bridge and neck humbuckers
• Position 4: Neck singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
• Position 5: Neck humbucker
Has anyone modded their blade wiring to produce the rotary configurations? Results? Any schematics available? If I was based in the US, no doubt the boys at PCT could sort it in a heartbeat, but I need to rely on others in the UK to do the work, and would welcome guidance before letting them near my guitars
I don't know the particulars of the new blade switch PRS are using, but the rotary positions can definitely be replicated with a four-pole, five-way blade switch. There will be diagrams on the web for the Super Switch and the Megaswitch (they have a model P for this purpose, or you can get the model M).
Might be doable with the PRS switch, but I would need to see how it's made.
I have had older rotary switches on PRS guitars become noisy and poppy. The switches are sealed, so there is no way to get contact cleaner in there.... One of my very few PRS disappointments.