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Lordathestrings
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Lordathestrings
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Posts: 6,242
07/27/2004 2:40 am
[font=trebuchet ms]It sounds to me like you're a long way from understanding what you're about here. And this isn't a good place to try to learn all of what you want to know.

I recommend that you sit down with a guitar tech and work out what it is that you want to do. That definition of the functions will determine what hardware should be applied to make it happen.

A 6-way switch is not some panacea that will magically open up your tonal palette. You must define what combinations you want [u]before[/u] you select the switch(es).

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Now, some technical info:

A pole, in switching parlance, is the Common terminal which is connected to each position or throw as the actuator (in this case the knob on the shaft) is moved.

The minimun possible number of poles is one. The minimum number of throws is two. This would be designated as SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw)

The designation changes to numbers as more poles and throws (positions) are added. The 2P6T designation describes a switch that can connect each of 2 poles to 6 different terminals.[/font]
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