XII build Wiring needed

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XII build Wiring needed

Post by Nudger » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:00 am

Currently accumulating parts for a Electric XII build.
Was going with a 4 way rotary switch but just discovered FREEWAY 6 Rotary Switch.
Would love a diagram of how to wire one of these for Two single coils!

Would be nice to get out of phase with series and parallel..

I managed this on my last XII but had to add a pull pot.

Will post pics when H figure out how to do it?

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Re: XII build Wiring needed

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:23 am

Is it actually a rotary? I can't find any information about a Free-way rotary switch on their site. If it's new, that's awesome! If it isn't a rotary, here's a link for each of their schematic pages.

Free-way Switch - Toggle Schematics
Free-way Switch - Blade Schematics
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Re: XII build Wiring needed

Post by Nudger » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:49 am

Thanks for the link.
Whoops got my wires crossed,a friend emailed telling me about freeway 6 and I thought he meant rotary. Because the thread was about my XII build,I automatically jumped to the conclusion they did rotary.....

Guess il stick with original plan,I like the quirky look of the rotary/daka..the wiring diagrams will come in handy for future builds.
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Re: XII build Wiring needed

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:06 am

You're welcome man! I've been interested in trying one of the Free-way switches, but it's hard to beat a rotary switch. No dead spots (if the schematic is designed right) is probably my favorite part.
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Re: XII build Wiring needed

Post by Nudger » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:15 am

This is my 3rd build based on fender XII and im going for a more standard look,the first one I did was losely based on carl wilsons XII proto type.

Better design to be fair, Had mustang switches so modified.
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Neck
Bridge
Parallel
Series
Out of phase
And dark settings

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Re: XII build Wiring needed

Post by matbard » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:27 am

Original XII wiring was:

- neck
- both pickups parallel, in phase
- bridge
- both pickups parallel, out of phase

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Re: XII build Wiring needed

Post by Nudger » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:52 am

Correct but with my pull pot and 4 way rotary I get the series in/out of phase too without compromising on the originals looks ;)

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Re: XII build Wiring needed

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:47 pm

That's fantastic. You guys know me, but I love clever wiring ;D
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Re: XII build Wiring needed

Post by zhivago » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:00 am

Just in case anyone needs this...

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Re: XII build Wiring needed

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:53 am

zhivago wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:00 am
Just in case anyone needs this...

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Yoink ;)
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Re: XII build Wiring needed

Post by matbard » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:28 am

Beware that you'll achieve the original position wiring only with a vintage selector switch (made by CTS at the time).

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